San Diego business and community leader Charles K. “Kim” Fletcher dies at 91

SAN DIEGO (KUSI) – A well known San Diego businessman eulogized a friend in Hawaii… then came home and passed away just a week later.

Charles “Kim” Fletcher passed away Saturday from major cardiac complications.

“Fletcher” was one of San Diego’s most successful business and community leaders. His family had significant holdings in San Diego including the neighborhood with his name, “Fletcher” hills.

Under Kim’s leadership, Home Federal Savings and Loan Association became San Diego’s largest financial institution.

He was very active in local politics, endorsing and recruiting a series of Republican candidates.

Many in the community were moved by Fletcher’s passing:

His son remembered his and his father’s shared love of God and their Faith and Family. “My dad was not only a father to us but to Delmar and San Diego and the community at large he touched so many lives through words, generosity and stories of his adventures. He loved life and lived it to the fullest and was always so grateful for it. he loved the ocean, he was either sailing in it, swimming in it or body surfing the waves. He he was kind, honest and humble always offering his smile. My dad and I shared our love of the ocean together and as we body surfed together and had afternoon swims in the pool. we shared business and politics and also both of us had a love of gardening…and once in a while I got to beat him in Domininos!! I will miss my dad greatly. But the best parts of him are instilled in me. I am who I am mostly because of who he is!! I love you dad.”

– Brian Fletcher


“Kim was one of the finest of men, the greatest friend and the best neighbor one could expect . He will be greatly missed by all who knew him. RIP Kimmers!”

– Jenny Craig


“Kim was a great friend, wonderful man and a statesman that I respected . He had a great sense of humor and great insight. I could count on him for anything ALWAYS.”

– Doug Allred


“I have been fundraising since the 70s and he’s always been a big deal and extremely nice to work with. Kim Fletcher, Gordon Luce, Malin Burnham and of course Pete Wilson all inspired me to get into politics. Kim taught us all so much and he will be dearly missed.”

– Karolyn Dorsee



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