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David E. Flink

March 16, 2020

David E. Flink, 80, formerly of Clayton passed away Monday morning, March 16, 2020, at The Grand, Batavia.

David was born in Worcester, MA on February 15, 1940, son of the late Eric S. and Amy J. Armstrong Flink. He was a graduate of Wachusett Regional High School, Holden, MA.

He began his career with the Worcester (MD) Fire Department in 1972 and retired as a Lieutenant in 1996. He then moved to Clayton. David was a member and acolyte in the Episcopal Church. He enjoyed golfing, boating on the St. Lawrence River, and fishing.

He is survived by his four children, David R. (Dolores) Flink, Worcester, MA, Darlene M. Bruce, N Brookfield , MA, Douglas E. (Lisa) Flink, Auburn, MA, and Sara (William) Anifantis, Spencer, MA; fourteen grandchildren and several cousins. His life partner, Maureen E. Littlefield, died on August 11, 2019 and David is also survived by her children, Michele (Douglas) Sheley, Langhorne, PA and Monica (Kevin) Carmichael, LeRoy, NY. He was also predeceased by his sister Jean M. Flink, 1970.

A memorial service and burial in St. Mary's Cemetery will be at a time and date to be announced. Arrangements are entrusted with Cummings Funeral Service, Inc., Clayton and online condolences to David's family may be posted at www.cummingsfuneral.com. Donations in his name may be made to either the Thousand Islands Foundation, Margaret Maser Scholarship Fund, PO Box 1000 or Clayton Food Pantry, c/o St. Mary's Church, 521 James St., both in Clayton, NY 13624.


#3 Helen OBrien 2020-04-02 17:16
Dave, Darlene, Doug and Sara-
Noreen just informed me on the passing of your dad. Sending thought and prayers. Please stay safe in these unprecedented times.
Helen O'Brien
Palm Harbor, FL
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#2 Fred & Estelle Price 2020-03-20 16:27
David and Maureen were our dear neighbors at Riverwood Estates. David was always ready to lend a helping hand and also to have a cocktail! We enjoyed many a visit with them and will miss them both this summer. Hopefully they will be toasting us from above with smiles on their faces.
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#1 Kurt Bruce 2020-03-19 07:04
My condolences to all of David's family members. I worked with David for ten years and he was the grandfather to my three children, Scott, Erin and Matt. I never saw him without a smile on his face.
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