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Berne Reformed Church
Saturday February 11th, 2017

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Robert E. Flagler

Altamont formally of Berne- Robert E. Flagler, 81, passed away January 30, 2017, under Hospice care, at St. Peter's Hospital. He was born on December 5, 1935, the son of Floyd and Ruth Flagler, raised in Berne and was a graduate of Berne Knox Central School in 1953. Bob enlisted in the Army in 1955 and was honorably discharged in 1958. While stationed in Germany he took his leave times to travel to several European countries. He was an employee of the Dime Savings for 30 years, retiring as auditor. Follow that time he worked for the Albany County Sheriff's Dept. in the auditing department. He was a life member of the Berne Reformed Church and the Berne Volunteer Fire Dept. serving as treasure for many years in both organizations. Bob also served on the Town of Berne, Town Council for 26 years. Presently he was on the Board of Directors of the Eastern Mutual insurance Company. In retirement years he and his wife, Doris, traveled to all 50 states, the providences of Canada and sailed to many Caribbean Islands with their friends, Doris and Ed White. For several years they wintered at St. Augustine Beach and Orange Lake in Florida. He enjoyed camping and deer hunting in earlier years, later he became an avid golfer, and bocce player with friends at Brandle Meadows. Bob also enjoyed NASCAR Races and he never gave up on the New York Yankees. He is survived by his wife Doris of 56 years, his daughter Carol (Dennis) Barber; his son Rick (Robin) Flagler. He was "Grampy" to Michael, Sage (Kevin), Tyler (Jaclyn) Flagler and to Justin Barber he was "P"; he is also survived by several nieces and nephews. His brother Bill predeceased him. He shares fond memories of Flagler and Miller family get together and always looked forward to his weekly coffee with Art. Memorial services will be held at the Berne Reformed Church, 1664 Helderberg Trail, Berne on Saturday, February, 11, 2017, with calling at 11AM and a service at 12Noon. Burial will be in the spring. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be given to the Berne Reformed Church, Berne Volunteer Fire Company, PO Box 41, Berne, NY 12023 or a charity of one's choice.


I want to express my sincerest sympathy to Doris and the Flagler family and friends because of losing Bob recently in death. When our loved ones fall asleep in death, the pain and grief seems unbearable. Our loving God Jehovah (Psalm 83:18) understands how we feel and he comforts us by means of his word the Bible. Psalm 34: 18 tells us: "Jehovah is close to the brokenhearted; He saves those who are crushed in spirit." Jehovah invites you to throw all your burdens on him and he will sustain you in your time of grief. None of us are guaranteed tomorrow, but we are all guaranteed a resurrection. (John 5:28, John 6:40 and John 11:23-25) Also, Titus 1: 2 tells us this promise of a resurrection: "is based on a hope of the everlasting life that God, who cannot lie, promised long ago." Isaiah 26:19 "Your dead will live......And the earth will let those powerless in death come to life." Isaiah 25:8 "He will swallow up death forever. For Jehovah himself has spoken it." For more comforting scriptures please visit: http://bit.ly/1K38EFt. It has given me hope, strengthened my faith and helped me find the answer to Why? I know it will do the same for you. Again, the family is in my prayers and I offer my heartfelt condolences. Feel free to contact me if you wish at my email address; myranj@centurytel.net Please watch this beautiful video (song 144) entitled "Keep Your Eyes on the Prize" https://tv.jw.org/#en/video/VODChildren/pub-pksn_24_VIDEO

MJ Jarmon Feb 11 2017 12:00 AM

Dear Doris and family, I was saddened to learn of Robert's passing. I hope your loving and happy memoties bring you solace. God Bless and so sorry for your loss. With deepest sympathy, Judy Zuchero

Judy Zuchero Feb 9 2017 12:00 AM

The Women's Auxiliary to the Knox Fire Department wish to express their deepest sympathy to the Flagler family in these sad times. You are in our prayers and thoughts.

Patricia Lightbody Feb 9 2017 12:00 AM

So DIFFICULT - I feel so badly for all of you. Keeping all of you in my thoughts and prayers. Sending hugs and my love. Take care, I care. Love ya, Carolyn

Carolyn Wright Feb 2 2017 12:00 AM

Bob will always be remembered as one of our traveling buddies and of course, Friday night dinners with board games after. Friends forever. Prayers for Doris, Carol and Rick and their families.

Doris & Ed Feb 1 2017 12:00 AM