Arthur R. Flanagan


Arthur R. Flanagan, 72, passed away on Saturday, October 26, 2019, at his home surrounded by his family. Born in Niskayuna, NY on November 2, 1946, he was the son of Frank and Bronca Flanagan. He was an Army veteran serving in Vietnam and Germany.

Art was a forklift mechanic for over forty years. He retired from Tri Lift Inc in Albany in 2011. He was a lifetime member of the North American Hunting Club and a proud member of the NRA.

Art enjoyed the great outdoors, hunting, fishing, kayaking and feeding the birds. He liked to garden and work on home projects. He was an animal lover especially beagles and labs. He was a fan of the Detroit Red Wings. His greatest joy was being a grandpa. “Pa” treasured the time he spent with his granddaughter.

He was predeceased by his parents Frank and Bronca, and his brothers Frank and David. Art is survived by the love of his life and best friend, his wife Theresa; daughter Kerrie; granddaughter Brooke; sisters Edith Korowyjazk of Middle Grove, Lindia Douglas (Ted) of Middle Grove and Laurie Dupont (David) of Ballston Spa; numerous nieces and nephews, and his beloved animal companions.

Relatives and friends are invited to call on Friday, November 1 from 10am to 11am at Armer Funeral Home, Inc., 39 East High Street, Ballston Spa. A service will be held at 11am. Burial will follow in Barkersville Cemetery.

Memorial contributions in memory of Art may be made to the Beagle Freedom Project, 4804 Laurel Canyon Blvd #534, Valley Village, CA 91607.

The family would like to thank Dr. Rashid, Dr Su, Dr Frank, Dr Zagar, Dr. Lynch, Dr. Kufs and Dr. Pezzulo and their staffs, and Hospice of Saratoga for their care and compassion.

Guest Book

Carl and Lorey Wilkins

So sorry for your loss

Deidre Wolfe Therrien

My sincere condolences go to you and your family. Sending all my love.

Dani

I remember my childhood years with Uncle Art best. We all used to go camping; 4th Lake was our favorite place. Uncle Art used to throw me high up in the air and catch me during my free-fall. I always trusted that he would catch me. He loved to fish and I remember quite a few different spots that he used to take us to. Nothing like losing your grandfather's and uncle's fishing lures...repeatedly. They would rotate fixing my fishing pole, lending their least favorites because they learned the hard way that I would lose them. I remember spending a lot of time at his house with Aunt Theresa and Kerrie. There were always dogs around; a super pretty English Springer Spaniel is one I remember the best. He was a good man, and he loved his family most. I am relieved to see that he will suffer no longer, although I know my family's hearts are breaking. Uncle Art, these memories are from 25+ years ago and they are just as vivid today as the days they were made. I will never forget you. I hope you find comfort in knowing that your family will be taken care of and that you will have some great company where you spend eternity. Tell Gramps I miss him and that I could really use one of his hugs right now.
Aunt Theresa and Kerrie,
I am so sorry. My heart breaks for you both. Please let me know if there is anything I can do for you.
Much Love,
Dani

Anita Barnaby

Theresa and Kerrie,

I'm in shock to see this. Art was a great man. My deepest condolences to you both and many prayers at this difficult time.

Barb Woodruff

Dear Theresa and Kerrie my condolences