UH mourns the death of Dina Flesher, finance clerk
Monday, June 4, was a difficult day for University Heights City Hall employees. Dina Flesher, a loyal and cherished employee and member of the University Heights community, died suddenly on June 3. Following the Pledge of Allegiance at the beginning of the June 4 city council meeting, attendees observed a moment of silence to honor Flesher.
Susan Infeld, University Heights mayor, noted that Flesher had worked in the city’s finance department for five years, and said, “I was surprised to see it was that short a period of time. She was an integral part of making this city function, and her personality lent so much to our operations.”
Infeld described Flesher as “an employee who really interacted with everyone. She paid all the bills for the city—when it came down to cutting the checks, she did that.”
Flesher is survived by her two children, a son and daughter, and is remembered by her family, friends and co-workers as a pleasant person with a good sense of humor.
“She was a fun lady who really had a zest for life. The glass was definitely half full for her, if not overflowing,” said Infeld. “Her sunny personality really set a tone for the people who work here, and that tone benefited the city and the way we interact with residents.”
Christina Sanders is a senior at Cleveland State University and a FutureHeights intern.