Lloyd W. Flack, the son of Perry and Margie (Jones) Flack was born on December 15, 1921 on the family farm in Madrid, NY. A graduate of Madrid Central School, 1940, where he excelled at athletics. Lloyd took over the farm introducing new innovations to the dairy farming methods. He was a pioneer in “the use of electricity to run the barn and equipment as well as the home. Lloyd was part of the “People to People of Goodwill Tour” sponsored by the New York Farm Association, traveling part way around the world, studying the different methods of agriculture. He retired from farming in 1979.
He was an avid explorer and self-taught historian. He loved traveling especially on the St. Lawrence River from the Great Lakes, down the intercostal waterway to Florida in his 40 foot house boat. He drove to Alaska and checked out the States on the return trip. He was a photographer as well as a downhill skier through the northeastern U.S. and Canada. He was an accomplished Baritone Singer and sang solos at numerous functions. He was a member of the Ogdensburg Wesleyan Church where he sang regularly.
Lloyd was an exceptional restorer of furniture and antiques during his 20 years on the river at Blackstone Bay. He viewed the trade as an art.
During all of his adventures and trips, careers and trades, his wife of 65 years, Arlene, was always at his side. His family was always first and foremost in his life and included in most activities.
He was predeceased by a sister, Doreen and her husband Jack Cline.
Lloyd is survived by his wife, Arlene; their children, Suzanne (Jorge) Serrano, Steven Flack, Sharlene (Robert) Renzi and Scott (Lisa) Flack; several grandchildren, Mark and Sgt. Kirk Winters, DeEtte and Danielle Donnie and Steven and Emily Flack; and great grandson, Aden Ray Flack.
Memorial contributions may be made in his memory to the St. Lawrence County Hospice.
Funeral services will be held on Wednesday, September 15, 2010 at the Wesleyan Church in Ogdensburg at 2:00 p.m. with Rev Gloria Strong officiating. Burial will be in Morley Cemetery. Calling hours will be held on September 15, 2010 at the Wesleyan Church in Ogdensburg from 1:00 to 2:00 p.m. Arrangements are with Frary Funeral Home. Mr. Flack passed away on September 12, 2010 at his home surrounded by his loving family.