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Alfred J. Flagg

Born: Mon., Jun. 4, 1928
Died: Tue., Oct. 16, 2018


4:00 PM to 7:30 PM, Fri., Oct. 19, 2018
Location: LaRobardiere
Funeral Home, Inc.

Funeral Service

10:00 AM Sat., Oct. 20, 2018
Location: Vienna Methodist Church

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     Alfred J. Flagg, 90, of Blossvale, NY passed away on Tuesday, October 16, 2018 at the Betsy Ross Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Rome, NY.

     Alfred was 4th in a family of 12- 6 brothers, 6 sisters. Raised in Camden, NY, he held various jobs- painting, reading gas meters, pin-setting at the bowling alley, projectionist, paperboy, logging, stringing tennis rackets.

     In his twenties he worked construction, was a strander at General Cable, painted for Olney Co., an attendant at the State School, a war plane spotter for 5 years.

     Alfred met the love of his life, Arlene Plopper in high school and they were married on February 24, 1950. Alfred and Arlene were married 65 years before Arlene’s passing in 2015. They had one daughter, Valerie, but were attentive to all the nieces, nephews and neighbor children. They built their home and he still resided there.

     Alfred retired from Harden Furniture after 36 years. His favorite activity was hunting, being in the woods. He sat in the same tree stand for over 40 years from age 14 to 89, he shot a deer all but 2 years. He instructed Hunter Safety Classes in their inception for 25 years. He truly believed in the beauty of God’s creation.

     Alfred was never an enthusiastic traveler, 3 days at a time, but when Arlene suggested they visit a location, he of course went along- Branson, Florida, Maine, Long Island, Pennsylvania. He was often found fishing in the St. Lawrence River with B.C. (Burnette Plopper). Yet the best fishing was landing a 725 lb. tuna off the coast of Maine.

     For several years a select group came to Alfred’s to play “hand and foot” each Monday, and sometimes other days beside. It always lifted his spirits.

     Alfred was very active in the community and service organizations: IOOF- holding many local & state offices, Charter member of Vienna Fire Co. and Fire Commissioners, Vienna Food Bank, Vienna Methodist Church-70 year member, McConnellsville Golf Course and Traveling Thursday Retiree Golf Group.

     Even with all of his activities he continued to be a strong influence with family. He was a father, grandfather to James and Nathan, great grandfather to Will, Allison and Morgan, brother, son-in-law, brother-in-law. Of all the positions he has held, these family ties were the most important to him.

     With his parents, Warren & Thelma, deceased, as well as 9 of his siblings: Warren, Frank, Merton, Thelma, Marjorie, Florence, Eunice, Ezra, Marion. Alfred was a story teller of all their life’s adventures and many friends have been entertained by “Al’s stories”. Those of us who shared even a tiny bit of his life have been privileged to observe and share unconditional love, kindness, humor and his humanity.

     God Bless you Alfred.

     Calling hours will be held from 4:00-7:30 P.M. Friday, October 19, 2018 from the LaRobardiere Funeral Home, Inc., 109 Main Street, Camden, NY. Funeral services will be held 10:00 A.M., Saturday, October 20, 2018 from the Vienna United Methodist Church, St. Rt. 49. Interment McConnellsville Cemetery, McConnellsville, NY. In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place Memphis, TN 38105 and/or the Vienna Volunteer Fire Department, 2875 St. Rt. 49, Blossvale, NY 13308.

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Paul Laming
   Posted Wed October 17, 2018
Valerie, Roger & Family,
Uncle Al was someone very special. We loved his great sense of humor and stories. Arlene & Al were such a beautiful couple who loved each other so much. We enjoyed visiting them with our children. May your memories give you strength at this difficult time. We will keep you in our thoughts & prayers. Love, Lynette, Paul, Beth & Erin

Stephen Osborne
   Posted Wed October 17, 2018
Nathan Laplaine and the Flagg Family,
Words cannot express the depth of our sorrows over the passing Alfred Flagg.
Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

Steve (Charlotte, North Carolina)

   Posted Wed October 17, 2018
Our Hearts & Prayers go out to Val & Family. We lost one great Brother in Law, in AL. We are going to miss all those Great Card Games, & most of all, the 20 some years we Played Golf in the Buckeroos Travel League together, those Years can never be replaced . God bless you AL, & rest in Peace !! Carl & Peggy Seiple

Margaret Dow
   Posted Wed October 17, 2018
I'm so sorry to hear of Alfred's passing. My prayers are with you all at this time.
I'm sorry I can attend his services as I'm currently visiting my sister in California and will not be home in time. I'm so glad I got to visit with him when he was at the Cottages a couple of years ago.

Marie (Liddy) Abess
   Posted Wed October 17, 2018
I am sorry to read of Alfred's passing. My thoughts and prayers are with your entire family at this time.

Lynne Swayze
   Posted Fri October 19, 2018
I am so sorry to hear of the passing of Mr Flagg. My husband Dan and I lived on Kimball Rd. years go. Mr and Mrs Flagg would take walks and stop and talk to us if we were out. They were the nicest people! They loved seeing our daughters who were really little then. I have all good memories of them both.
Lynne Swayze

Joan Hawkins
   Posted Sat October 20, 2018
I am sorry to hear about Alfred's passing, but he is happy know he is with his beloved Arlene. Both Arlene and Alfred were wonderful people and will be greatly missed by all that knew them and loved them.

Rodney Lints
   Posted Mon October 22, 2018
with my hand over my heart, condolences to alfred and arlene, my uncle and aunt. two who gifted me, and us all, with lessons on how to live and love a life properly, and with grace. i will always miss them both, deeply.

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