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BURDETT: 59, of Burdett, passed away unexpectedly on Thursday, May 8, 2014. The family will receive friends and relatives on Monday (May 12) from 4pm-7pm at the Royce-Chedzoy Funeral Home, 212 E. 4th St., Watkins Glen. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Tuesday at 11:00am at St. Mary's of the Lake Church in Watkins Glen; with The Rev. Paul Bonacci. Burial at Holy Cross Cemetery in Watkins Glen with military honors will be held at the convenience of the family. Paul was a devoted husband, father, and friend. Paul honorably served his country as a Sergeant in the US Army. Over time he became successful lineman and chief for NYSEG. During his journey he became a devoted and loving husband and father. He is survived by his wife Kristine M. Flahive; four sons, Mark Flahive, Danny Flahive (Kim Rolls), Paul Flahive II (Courtney Crout), Luke Flahive; siblings, Constance Flahive (Paul Kelleher), Lyman (Karen) Flahive, Barbara Flahive Strang, Mary (William) Signor, James (Natalie) Flahive, and John Flahive; as well as many nieces, nephews and friends. He was predeceased by his parents, Paul and Nancy Flahive, niece Kasey Jane Signor, and brother-in-law, Jerry Strang. When thinking of Paul, many fond memories may include his one of a kind personality, his amazing work ethic, his love for the lake, and his amazingly strong love for his family and friends. He brought a smile to everyone's face, young and old. In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation in Paul's memory to the Watkins Glen Sports Boosters Club, PO Box 267, Watkins Glen, NY 14891 or Schuyler County Habitat for Humanity, PO Box 45, Watkins Glen, NY 14891 (www.schuylerhabitat.org). You may express your condolences to the family or light a free "Candle of Remembrance" online at www.Royce-Chedzoy.com.
Royce-Chedzoy Funeral Home
212 E. 4th St.
Watkins Glen, NY 14891
Published in Ithaca Journal on May 10, 2014