Death of Jack Fleischer, Summer Camp Staff Member

Jack Fleischer

Please keep the family and loved ones of Jack Fleischer, the 19-year old son of the Rev. Scott and Victoria Fleischer in your prayers. Jack, a member of the summer camp staff at St. Christopher, died in a swimming accident this past weekend. His father, the Rev. Scott Fleischer, is a 2002 graduate of Trinity School for Ministry. He served as Assistant Rector of Prince George Winyah 2002-2006 and chaplain at York Place 2006-2010. He is currently the Associate Priest at St. John’s Episcopal Church in Columbia, SC.

The funeral will be held Saturday, July 14 at 11 a.m. at Trinity Episcopal Cathedral in Columbia. Jack’s father has encouraged attendees to wear red, white and blue to honor his son, whose favorite holiday was the Fourth of July. The interment of Jack’s ashes will be at the burial ground in front of the Chapel of the Palms on St. Christopher at noon on Sunday, July 15 which will be followed by the Jack Fleischer Memorial Regatta. All are welcome to attend.

Read a story about Jack’s death in The State.

St. Christopher released the following statement shortly after Jack’s death:

It is with great sadness that we share that Jack Fleischer, a summer camp staff member, died in a swimming accident yesterday at a fellow staff member’s family home on Johns Island. While we grieve the tragic loss of Jack, we rejoice in the hope and truth of the resurrection of Christ Jesus that Jack so boldly proclaimed to so many.

Jack celebrated his 19th birthday last Friday, June 29th, by sharing his testimony of the Lord working in his life through the power of the Holy Spirit with the Senior Session campers. He was loved by all of us here at St. Christopher, where he had been a summer camp camper, counselor, intern, and now staff member for most of his life.

Please pray for Jack’s parents, The Rev. Scott Fleischer and Victoria, younger siblings Samuel and Isabella, and his extended families at St. Christopher, St. John’s Episcopal Church, and Anderson University.

We continue to proclaim our summer camp theme of the hope that can only be found in Christ Jesus—join us as we now do this in honor and memory of Jack Fleischer.

“May the God of HOPE fill you with all joy and peace in believing, by the power of the Holy Spirit so that you may abound in HOPE” -Romans 15:13

I am the resurrection and the life, saith the Lord;
he that believeth in me, though he were dead, yet shall he live;
and whosoever liveth and believeth in me shall never die.

I know that my Redeemer liveth,
and that he shall stand at the latter day upon the earth;
and though this body be destroyed, yet shall I see God;
whom I shall see for myself and mine eyes shall behold,
and not as a stranger.

For none of us liveth to himself,
and no man dieth to himself.
For if we live, we live unto the Lord;
and if we die, we die unto the Lord.
Whether we live, therefore, or die, we are the Lord’s.

Blessed are the dead who die in the Lord;
even so saith the Spirit, for they rest from their labors.

Book of Common Prayer, The Burial of the Dead: Rite One