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Monday, 17 February 2014 12:21

Edward Francis Flinton

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GALWAY — Edward Francis Flinton, 86, passed away at Maplewood Manor in Ballston Spa.

Son of Edward Joseph and Elizabeth (Hardter) Flinton of Saratoga Springs, Ed was born at Saratoga Hospital May 7, 1927.

Raised in Ballston Spa and West Milton, he moved to Galway in 1965. One of the youngest Saratoga County residents to serve in World War II, Flinton enlisted in the U.S. Navy in 1944 at the age of 17. After completing boot camp at the U.S. Navy Training Center at Sampson, he served in combat aboard the USS Duluth in the Pacific Theater, where he earned the American Theater Medal, Victory Medal and Asiatic Pacific Medal with two Battle Stars.

He was a member of VFW Post 358 in Ballston Spa.

Following discharge from the Navy, in 1948 Flinton married the former Elise M. Bush of Ballston Spa, who passed away in April 2009. They were married 61 years and leave behind four sons and three daughter-in-laws, all residing in Saratoga County. Eldest to youngest, they include Michael (Pamela) and Patrick (Jeanine) of Galway, Daniel (Laurie) of Greenfield Center, and Timothy of Middle Grove.

In addition to his four sons, he is survived by eight grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren.

Flinton was predeceased by his elder sister Mary (McCarthy) of Ballston Spa and leaves seven surviving siblings. In order of age, they include Robert Flinton of Florida, Shirley (Cooper) of Saratoga Springs, Dorothy (Cramer) of Georgia, Rosemarie Flinton, Veronica (Ivers) and Ralph Flinton each of Saratoga Springs and John Flinton of Maryland.

At his request, the deceased will be cremated and has asked that no viewing hours or services be held. Arrangements are under the direction of Tunison Funeral Home, 105 Lake Ave., Saratoga Springs.  Online remembrances may be made at www.tunisonfuneralhome.com  

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