FELTS MILLS, NY — James B. Flitcroft, 95, passed away Monday, Feb. 3, at his home in Felts Mills, NY, surrounded by his loving family.
James was born July 4, 1924, in Antwerp, NY, son of Grover and Margaret Laclair Flitcroft.
On Nov. 25, 1945, he married the love of his life, Korleen M. Burnup. They raised five children of whom they were immensely proud. In his younger years, he worked on several area farms and then went to work for New York Central Railroad as an engineer. Next to his family the railroad was his second greatest love. He attended Evans Mills School.
Mr. Flitcroft married Joyce Corbin on Feb. 14, 1981, in Watertown. Joyce died March 30, 2019
After his retirement he enjoyed gardening, woodworking, getting together with his family for meals, card playing, and going to Meme’s Dinner in Felts Mills.
He is survived by his daughter, Bonnie K. (Richard) Vandyke. Lacona, NY, twins, Dale Ray ( Nancy) Flitcroft, Carthage, NY and Gale May (Gary) Parker, Copenhagen, NY, daughter Sue Johnson, Syracuse, NY and Randy (Constance) Corbin, North Carolina, a brother, Gerald Flitcroft, Adams, NY, a sister, Marjorie Fletcher, Florida, many grandchildren, great grandchildren, Many nieces and nephews. Also surviving are stepdaughters, Karen (John) Graffi, Felts Mills, Constance Corbin (Randy Flitcroft), Raleigh, NC.
He was predeceased by his wife Korleen M. Flitcroft, five brothers, five sisters, his second wife, Joyce Keenan Corbin Flitcroft.
Friends may call at 2 to 4 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 8, 2020, at D.L. Calarco Funeral Home, Inc., Watertown, followed by a funeral service at 4 p.m. with Reverend George Gray officiating. Burial will be in the Felts Mills Cemetery.
Online condolences may be made to www.dlcalarco.com
Memorial contributions may be made in his memory to Hospice of Jefferson County, 1398 Gotham Street Road, Watertown, NY 13601.