Janet J. Flight
Janet J. Flight, 82, of DeKalb, died on November 22, 2019, at United Helpers Nursing Home, Canton. Calling hours will be November 25, 12 – 2 PM. The funeral service will follow at 2 PM, at the funeral home, Pastor Martha Helmer officiating. Burial will be in the Union Cemetery. She is survived by, her brothers, Lawrence and his wife Patricia Flight of DeKalb, David and his wife Wendy Corbine Flight, Ogdensburg, nieces and nephews, Diane and her husband Larry Hazelton of Heuvelton, Donna and her husband Frank Anson of DeKalb, Carol and her husband Malcolm Hubbard of DeKalb, Cathy and her husband Robert Reed of Maryland, Mark Flight and his companion, Shannon Klementz of Wisconsin, Steven and his wife Pam Fischer of Washington , 9 great nieces and nephews, 17 great nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by a sister, Virginia Fischer. Janet was born on April 14, 1937 in Macombe, New York, the daughter of the late, Ray and Catherine Pray Flight. She graduated in 1955 from the Hermon DeKalb Central School, in 1956 she graduated from the Watertown School of Commerce. Her career at Saint Lawrence University began on June 14, 1957 and ended with her retirement on June 30, 1999. She was the assistant registrar in 1973 till 1981 when she became the registrar. Janet was a member of the DeKalb Junction United Methodist Church, the United Methodist Women, the DeKalb Hermon, Canton and Colton Senior Citizen’s Clubs, The Red Hat Society, and the DeKalb Historical Association. She received the Laity of the Year Award in May 2004, and the Special Mission Recognition in March of 2019. Janet loved to travel, knit, exercise three days a week at St. Lawrence University, and read. In lieu of flowers, contributions can be made to the SPCA, Hospice and Palliative Care of St. Lawrence Valley, or the DeKalb Junction United Methodist Church.
My deepest condolences to Janet’s family – Larry and Pat, Dave and Wendy, Steve and Pam, Carol and Malcolm, Diane and Larry, Cathy and Bob, Marc and Shannon and especially Donna and Frank, our new neighbors, who helped to make this last part of Janet’s life journey a happy one. She always spoke of her family with love and said she had a wonderful life and was fortunate to have so many friends in her life. Dear Janet – I will miss our talks, our outings, our visits and especially our card-playing. Love you and sleep well among the angels.
I first met Janet when I went to work at St. Lawrence University in Vilas Hall’s Business Office as a 17-year old. Janet was there at the time as Registrar. I always enjoyed running into Janet while we lived in the North Country…..she was friendly and kind and a lovely lady. I even had the pleasure of teaching one of her nieces in my Office Tech program at Northwest Tech during my long career there.
My sympathy to the Flight family on your loss.
Rosella Todd Valentine
My deepest sympathy to Janet’s family. Janet was a special lady, always a friendly greeting, always a great listener, and always there to give a helping hand. After her retirement from St. Lawrence, she had such a wonderful time traveling with friends and spending more time with family. Fly high now, Janet – you will be missed by so many.