George H. Flanders, Sr.
US Army - Korean War Veteran
Castleton, NY - 11/19/2020
|Mission applies to the following Region(s):||Region 4, Region 5|
|About the Mission:||The family of George H. Flanders, Sr. has requested Patriot Guard Rider participation in his military honors funeral services. George, 87, passed on Friday, November 13, 2020.
Born in Albany, George moved to Castleton from the Albany-Colonie area at the age of 16 to be in the country, along with his parents. He entered the US Army on March 17, 1953, at the age of 20, and served his country during the Korean War. He was a proud member of the 7th Division, 32nd Infantry Regiment, serving on the main line of resistance. He spent one year and 5 months overseas, and for his service was awarded the National Defense Service Medal, the United Nations Service Medal, and the Korean Service Medal. He was offered a promotion to Sergeant, but chose to remain a Corporal, until his honorable discharge on January 28, 1955.
In 1956, he went to work in the Press Room at the Fort Orange Paper Company. In 1967, he went to work at the Saratoga Post Office but because of illness moved to Indian Lake to be with family. He went on to work construction for Laborers #35 (now Laborers #190) in Utica, from whom he received a 50 year honorary membership certificate. He retired in 1995. He was a passionate outdoorsman and marksman who loved to hunt and be with his son, whom he taught to hunt at an early age. George was a resident of Van Rensselaer Manor since 2019.
George's full obituary is available for viewing online on the Ray Funeral Service website by clicking HERE
|Primary Staging Date:||11/19/2020|
|Primary Staging Time:||10:15|
|AM or PM:||am|
|Staging Location:||Ray Funeral Service
59 Seaman Avenue
Castleton, NY 12033
|Lead Ride Captain:||Don Miller, Jr.|
|Lead Ride Captain Phone #:|
|Special Covid-19 Mission Guidelines:||
The Mandatory Rules for Covid-19 protection practices...these WILL be strictly enforced.
|Special Information:||Staging at the funeral home with a flag line for the dignified transfer. Members will escort approximately 1/2 mile to Mountain View Cemetery, 48 Scott Ave., Castleton, where military honors and interment services will be conducted at 11:00 am.
Click here for map to cemetery
|Is there a Second Stage to this Mission?||no|
|Submitted by:||Ray Sestak|