John P. Flavin, 93, of Watertown
John P. Flavin, 93, 933 LeRay Street passed away Monday April 9, 2012 at Samaritan Medical Center.
Mr. Flavin was born July 4, 1918 in Utica, a son of Thomas and Julia Raymo Flavin. He graduated fron high school in Rochester and later attended Rochester Institute of Technology and the University of Rochester, receiving his Bachelor of Science and master’s degree in business management. In 1941 he entered the United States Army serving in the European Theater. He was honorably discharged in 1945 as a Master Sergeant. Mr. Flavin was a member of the 1159th Engineer Combat Group that was responsible for the demining and the attempted stabilization of the Ramagen Bridge on the Rhine River, Germany during the allied advance prior to its collapse and installation of the pontoon bridge to complete the river crossing.
Mr. Flavin was a self employed accountant in Rochester for thirty five years retiring in 1984. He was alos an internal accountant for Super Products Corp. in Rochester and was an assistant manager for an auto parts store in Newark.
In 1944 he married Mary Dadetta in Newark, NY, and after forty years of marriage Mary died in 1982. He then married Marjorie Moculski in Rochester in 1986. The couple moved from Rochester to Watertown in 1987.
Mr. Flavin was a communicant of Our Lady of the Sacred Heart Church and a charter member of the Elks Lodge in Rochester. He was a former member of the American Legion Post # 61, the Watertown Elks Lodge and the Eagles Club.
Surviving besides his wife are two brothers Patrick, Oklahoma and Jefferson, Orlando, FL. and Ciaro, Egypt, three sisters, June Hockey, Rochester, Bernetta O’Connell, Watertown and Margaret Marino, Watertown, a step son and his wife Donald and Linda Moculski, Verona, two step granddaughters and a step grandson in law, Ann Kohler, Oneida and Carol and Robert Bassett, War Robin, GA, six step great grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.
A son, Matthew John Flavin, in 1984 and a brother, Thomas, died before him.
Calling hours will be Saturday from noon until 1:15 pm, at that time there will be a prayer service at the D.L. Calarco Funeral Home, Inc. A funeral mass will be at 2pm at Our Lady of the Sacred Heart Church with Reverend Richard Kennedy officiating. Burial will be Monday at 11 am in Newark Cemetery, Newark, NY.
Contributions may be made to a charity of one’s choice.
Condolences may be made to www.dlcalarco.com.