Wayne Robert Fleeger

Educator, Administrator

Wayne Robert Fleeger, 57, an educator and administrator in Montgomery County for more than 30 years, died of cardiac arrest June 1 at his home in Olney.

For the past four years, Mr. Fleeger worked as a hearing officer at the Montgomery County Board of Education. He was principal of Richard Montgomery High School in the 1990s. He had taught English at Magruder, Peary and Rockville high schools before becoming a vice principal at Churchill High School and Rosa Parks Middle School.

He was born in Butler, Pa., and grew up in Slippery Rock, Pa. He graduated from Slippery Rock University, and he received a master's degree and doctorate in English literature from Duke University in the 1970s.

He began his teaching career as an English instructor in New York, before joining the Montgomery County school system.

Mr. Fleeger also taught English at Bowie State University and school law at Hood College in Frederick.

He was a resident of Olney and taught Sunday school for many years at Oakdale Emory United Methodist Church. He also played on numerous softball teams for the Montgomery County Recreation Department and enjoyed golf.

He was knowledgeable and enthusiastic about airplanes, trucks and trains.

Survivors include his wife of 35 years, Carolyn A. Fleeger of Olney; a daughter, Marine Capt. Kate E. Fleeger, stationed in Iraq; his parents, Wayne A. and Grayce Fleeger of Titusville, Fla.; a brother; and a sister.