Carlton E. O’Flanagan, 76, entered into rest on September 4, 2020 after a brief illness, surrounded by family and friends, at home. He was born on the family farm in Barron County, WI.
Carl was the son of John E. O’Flanagan and Mayneen Nicklow; eldest brother of Larry, Althea Mae, Roger, Bobby, (all deceased). He is survived by brothers Dale and Calvin (Robin) O’Flanagan.
Carl was the beloved husband of Theresa A. O’Flanagan; loving Dad of LeeAnne Callham (Jim), Todd O’Flanagan (Mary), Christina O’Flanagan, Priscilla O’Flanagan, and James O’Flanagan (Kara) and Amy Montilla; loving Grandpa of Allie and Tyler Callham, Bryanna Moan (Jonathan), Jacob O’Flanagan, Colin, Declan and Shaelyn O’Flanagan; loving Great-Grandpa of Finn & Bella Moan, and loving Uncle to a nephew and many nieces.
Carl was a proud and decorated Vietnam Veteran, serving 3 tours, and was honorably discharged as Captain, after successfully & arduously working up the chain, from PFC. He served as Battery Commander for Hawk Missiles. His various awarded medals include, but are not limited to: NDSM, Marksman, Good Conduct, Vietnam Service Medals, Expert Missile Badge, Expert Badge with Rifle & Pistol Bar, and the Bronze Star.
Carl was very active in many Veterans organizations, including but not limited to: Life Member & two-time Commander of VFW Post 973, Long Standing Commander of Orange County Council, Life Member of VVA Post 537, AmVets of Orange County Post 826, American Legion Posts 1420 (Newburgh) and 1573 (Monroe). He established Gathering of Eagles in Orange County; was an active volunteer for the Town of Newburgh Friends of Seniors, and was very devoted to selflessly helping veterans and seniors. Also, was a member of Orange County Shields, active with Honor Guard, Flag Folding, JRROTC. In 2006 Carl retired from the Dept. of Public Works at West Point as a Contract Services Specialist.
Visitation and Memorial Service with Military Honors will be held from 4 - 7 p.m. on Thursday Sept 10, 2020 at Brooks Funeral Home, 481 Gidney Ave, Newburgh, NY. Please be advised due to public health restrictions limited occupancy may require a wait time, and masks must be worn at all times. Burial is planned for Orange County Veteran’s Cemetery at an undetermined date.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Hospice of Orange and Sullivan, 800 Stony Brook Ct, Newburgh, NY 12550.