Thomas Richardson Flagg Obituary

Thomas Richardson Flagg, died on June 9, 2014 surrounded by family at his home in Redding, CT where he was a resident for 40 years. Born in Hackensack, NJ in 1936 to the late Irene Richardson and John H. Flagg, Tom grew up in Oradell and Englewood, NJ. He graduated from Deerfield Academy, Princeton University, and received his Master’s in Architecture from Columbia University. Tom served as a Lieutenant in the United States Navy on the USS Hanson in the Pacific Fleet. He designed single family residences in the tri-state area and served in numerous volunteer roles in the communities he loved; Redding, CT and Point O’Woods, NY on Fire Island. He is survived by Terry Stratton, his loving wife of 50 years; his twin brother Steven V. Flagg ’53; his son Christopher S. Flagg ’83 (and wife Heidi Snyder Flagg) of New York, NY; his daughter Deborah Flagg Smith (and husband Christopher Smith ’84) of Petaluma, CA; his daughter Julia Flagg Leaver (and husband Paul Leaver) of Healdsburg, CA; his five grandchildren, Emmeline ’18, Conrad, Elliot, Calvin and Ginger; and his nephews Alexander H. Flagg ’85 and Michael V. Flagg ’87.
A Memorial Service will be held on Saturday June 21st at 3:00 p.m. at the First Church of Christ Congregational, 25 Cross Highway, Redding, CT. In lieu of flowers, please send contributions to: The Mark Twain Library, 439 Redding Road, West Redding, CT 06896 or to The Point O’Woods Community Fund, Point O’Woods, NY 11706.


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