Posted on: October 10, 2023
Clifford Bridges Fleet, Jr., MD, passed away on September 16. He was 80 years old. He was preceded in death by his parents Clifford Bridges Fleet and Helen Taylor O’Bryan Fleet and is survived by his wife Carol Massey Bruner Fleet, his four children, Clifford III (Fran), David Rutherfoord (Maita), Whitney Bruner Thomas-Fleet Tigani (Greg) and Charles O’Bryan (Shelley), and eleven grandchildren.
Born in Beaufort, NC, and raised in Richmond, Clifford was a graduate of St. Christopher’s School, Virginia Military Institute, The University of Virginia Medical School, and an Obstetrics and Gynecology Residency also at UVA. He was a Fellow of the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists.
After Residency, he served as a Major in the U.S. Army Medical Corps for three years as Chief of the OB-Gyn Department at the U.S. Army Hospital Honshu at Camp Zama, Japan.
He practiced for many years in Richmond until 1996. During his career as a physician, Clifford was a member of the Charlottesville/Albemarle Medical Society, The Charlottesville OB/Gyn Society, the Richmond Academy of Medicine, the Richmond OB/Gyn Society, and the Virginia Medical Society. Other activities included Secretary Treasurer of the Junior Fellows of the American College of the Obstetrics and Gynecology, Chairman of the OB/Gyn Department and member of the Executive Committee at Henrico Doctors’ Hospital.
Clifford was also President and Board member of the Sleepy Hollow Civic Association for many years. A longtime parishioner at All Saints Episcopal Church, Cliff served four times on the Vestry. He was also a member of the Society of Colonial Wars, and a member of the National Railway Historical Society.
One of his most beloved pastimes was serving as a committee member and Troop Physician for Boy Scout Troop 400 for multiple decades.
Most will remember how Cliff loved telling jokes and making people laugh.