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"Bucky" Flint

SARASOTA, FL - Richard P. "Bucky" Flint, 75, passed away February 19, 2013 in Sarasota, FL. succumbing to Alzheimer's disease.

He was born in Rome, NY on August 31, 1937 to the late Floyd M. Flint and Lillian Burlison Flint Hitchcock and was a Mayflower descendent of John Alden. Upon graduation from Rome Free Academy, he served overseas in the U.S. Navy. He also earned a B.S. degree in accounting from Utica College of Syracuse University where he was a member of the Alpha Delta Epsilon fraternity and the varsity baseball team.

He was a 30 year employee of IBM, beginning in sales out of the Utica, NY office and advancing to several management positions in Poughkeepsie, NY and White Plains, NY. Upon retirement in 1996, he worked part time giving tours at Millbrook Winery & Vineyards in Millbrook, NY, a field he really enjoyed. He also served for 10 years as a councilman on the LaGrange Town Board.

He was an avid golfer and was a former member of Teugega Golf and C.C. in Rome, Dutchess Golf and C.C. in Poughkeepsie and the Meadows Golf and C.C. in Sarasota. He also played ice hockey all through school and for many years in men's leagues. Upon moving to Poughkeepsie, he was a founding member of the Dutchess Youth Hockey Association and the Mid-Hudson chapter of the National Ice Hockey Officials Association. He spent several winters officiating college and prep school games throughout New York, Connecticut and the Western Massachusetts region.

He is survived by his wife of 52 years, Alice Bryan Flint; sons Richard M. "Ricky" of Clifton Park, NY and Edward B. "Eddie", daughter-in-law Laura, and granddaughter Ashley of Lynbrook, NY; brother Robert of Tucson, AZ. He was predeceased by his brother Floyd M. Flint, Jr.

A celebration of life will be held at a later date.

Published in the Poughkeepsie Journal on Feb. 24, 2013
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