Thomas (Tom) Carl Flansburg 1949 - 2017 TOWN OF OHIO - It's a shame that the one who told the best stories cannot tell this one... Thomas (Tom) Carl Flansburg, 68, of Ohio, NY, passed away, unexpectedly, on April 14, 2017. The son of Dean and Norma (Matthews) Flansburg, Tom was born on March 17, 1949, in Herkimer. He graduated from Poland Central School in 1968, then attended SUNY Morrisville on a sports scholarship. He entered the US Navy, in 1970, where he served during the Vietnam War, until he was honorably discharged in 1973. He is survived by his son, Jared, also of Ohio; and four daughters, Melissa DeJohn, of Atascadero, CA, Laura Jacquays, of Newport, Tina Flansburg, of Cold Brook, and Theresa Cook, of Herkimer. He is also survived by eight grandchildren, Taylor, Thomas, and Anna DeJohn, Sophia Jacquays, Michael and Madison Sweet, and Olivia and Cecelia Cook; his brother, William (Bucky) Flansburg, and his wife, Cheryl; his wonderful aunt, Carolyn K. Miller; and also his feline companion, Louie; as well as many nieces, nephews, and cousins. Tom is now with his parents; his brother, Scott Flansburg; and his uncle, Dickie Miller. Tom had the infectious Flansburg laugh that would fill the room, and he always had you laughing until you cried. He was a friend to everyone and was always willing to lend a helping hand. Tom loved sports, beginning in high school when he played basketball and baseball, and continuing in the many years he played in softball leagues. In most recent years, he played golf and was a spectator at high school, college, and professional events. His partners in crime, at many of these events, were Ron Keach and Pete Przelski. A celebration of Tom's life will be held at the Adirondack American Legion Post #1118 in Cold Brook, where Tom was a member. The event will be held on Saturday, April 29, 2017, at 1:00 p.m. In lieu of flowers, please consider memorials, in care of the family, to establish a future scholarship at Poland Central School, in memory of Tom Flansburg. Envelopes will be available at the memorial. Laugh on and Hee Haw!! Online tributes at www.autenrithfuneral.com .
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