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Nancy Ann Fleishman Harlan

Nancy Ann Fleishman Harlan
  • October 21, 1929 - August 8, 2017
  • Mount Pleasant, South Carolina
  • Donations may be made to:
  • Christ Church Mount Pleasant Cemetery Endowment Trust Fund
    2304 Highway 17 North
    Mount Pleasant , SC 29466
  • Donations may be made to:
  • Hospice of Charleston, Hospice Center Fund
    3870 Leeds Avenue, Suite 101
    North Charleston, SC 29405

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“Dear David, Debbie and Jamie,Your Mother was such a wonderful friend for such a long time. We raised our young families together in Franklin, PA and...Read More »
1 of 13 | Posted by: Bonnie Hough - Tampa, FL - Friend

“Mom guided me at every major event in my life. She had standards (Emily Post was always in attendance) but also a sense of humor. We had fun whether...Read More »
2 of 13 | Posted by: Deborah Harlan Nelson - Seattle, WA

“Thank you so much David... your mom was a wonderful friend and " more fun than a barrel of monkeys"... know you will miss her but be rich in memories...Read More »
3 of 13 | Posted by: Kaycee Hough Reib - Franklin, PA

“David-So sorry to hear about your mother. Thankful that she was peaceful and that we had such a lovely visit with her and be with you and Maya and...Read More »
4 of 13 | Posted by: Harry and Barbara Fleishman - PA

“Dear David, Fred and I were devastated to hear of Nancy's death. We just did not want to believe she wasn't going to get out of that hospital! We...Read More »
5 of 13 | Posted by: Pat Scott - Mt. Pleasant, SC

October 21, 2014 Grandmas Birthday, Isle of Palms “When I picture my grandmother, I picture her talking on the phone with both of us just laughing. We saw each other irregularly but it was effortless...Read More »
6 of 13 | Posted by: Briggs - Hamden, CT - Family

“From Jim and Jennifer: Always reveled in our travels and long trips with Nancy, drinking margaritas in Cabo San Lucas, Mexico; dining on lobsters in...Read More »
7 of 13 | Posted by: Jennifer Harlan - Mt. Pleasant, SC

“Bonnie kindly sent me word of your mother and I am so very sorry to have lost such a dear friend. Please know that you,Deb and Jamie have my deepest...Read More »
8 of 13 | Posted by: Dot Nobel - Pittsburgh, PA

“We're sorry to hear you lost your Mom. Please accept our deepest condolences. As you can imagine, my earliest memories include all of you Harlan's! ...Read More »
9 of 13 | Posted by: Mark Hough - Scottsdale, AZ

“I am sad to share the news of David's mother's peaceful passing with you in the early hours of Tuesday. Nancy Harlan was a dignified and strong woman...Read More »
10 of 13 | Posted by: Defne Veral - Hamden, CT - Family

“Dear David,We were all so surprised that your mother passed away so suddenly after going to the hospital, but it was a blessing that she did not...Read More »
11 of 13 | Posted by: Betty White - Mt. Pleasant, SC

“We are so sad about your Mother. We are in Fla. visiting Margaret and grands. We do plan to be home for the FUNERAL. FOR THE MINISTER----------Nancy...Read More »
12 of 13 | Posted by: Martha Williams - Mt. Pleasant, SC

“Your mother was a dear person and I am distressed to learn of her death. The last time I saw her was 3-4 Sundays ago. After she got in the car to...Read More »
13 of 13 | Posted by: Lex Breckinridge - Medina, WA


Nancy Ann Fleishman Harlan, 87, of Mount Pleasant, SC passed away peacefully in Bellevue, WA with her daughter near her side on Tuesday, August 8, 2017.

Nancy was born October 21, 1929 in Pittsburgh, PA to Ralph and Wilda Mattern Fleishman of Franklin, PA.
Mrs. Harlan grew up in Oil City and Franklin, PA and her family was active at the St. John's Episcopal Church in Franklin, PA. She attended Walnut Hill Girls School and the Pennsylvania College for Women, now known as Chatham University, in Pittsburgh, PA studying Library Science. Nancy was a member of the Daughters of the American Revolution, the Republican Women's Club, volunteered her time at church, soup kitchens and the Charleston public schools. She co-established the gift store 'The Paper Place' in The Charleston City Market. Making a familiar home wherever she moved, Nancy created a life-long circle of friends. She enjoyed playing in the Creekside bridge club, and was known for her sharp wit and quick sense of humor. Nancy liked traveling with Dave and was a champion at gift giving. She loved Christmas and the family being together. She made the best crab cakes this family has ever known. Nancy Harlan cared very deeply for her friends, sincerely loved her children, celebrated and adored her grandchildren.

She will rest next to her beloved husband of 58 years near 'Dave Harlan Way' at Christ Church Mount Pleasant Cemetery. Mrs. Nancy Harlan is survived by her son, David DuShane Harlan Jr., and wife, Defne Veral, their children, Briggs and Maya of Hamden, CT.; her daughter, Deborah Harlan Nelson and husband Bruce Nelson of Seattle,WA and their children, James and Sarah of Brooklyn, NY; her son, James Mattern Harlan and wife, Jennifer Harlan, of Mount Pleasant, SC; and her cousins Foster S. Goldman, Jr. and Harry S. Fleishman III of Pittsburgh, PA. She was preceded in death by her husband, David DuShane Harlan, Sr., sister, Jane Fleishman Thomson and cousin, William "Ted" E. Mattern, Jr.

The funeral service for Mrs. Harlan will be held on Tuesday, August 15, 2017 at the Historic Chapel of Christ Church on Highway 17 North, Mount Pleasant, SC at 11:00 am. A reception will follow. Arrangements by J. HENRY STUHR, INC., MOUNT PLEASANT CHAPEL.

Donations may be made to Christ Church Mount Pleasant Cemetery Endowment Trust Fund, 2304 Highway 17 North, Mount Pleasant, S.C. 29466 or Hospice of Charleston, Hospice Center Fund, 3870 Leeds Ave., Suite 101, North Charleston, S.C. 29405.