Flaherty of Chesterton passed away on Thursday, September 22, 2016. He was
64. He was born February 22, 1952, in Lorain, Ohio, the son of Paul Patrick
Flaherty and Eileen (McGlynn) Flaherty.
Roy is survived by
his brothers and sisters Molly (Michael) Haas of Carmel, Ind., James of the
Philippines, Mary Katherine Hamilton (Ron Pikula) of Chesterton, Paul
(Janet) of Encino, Calif., Eileen (Gregory) Lee of East Waterboro, Maine,
Marjorie (Thomas) Potter of Chesterton, best friend since childhood, Dick
Collins and family; numerous nieces, nephews, cousins, and friends. He was
preceded in death by his parents, his brother Dan, sister-in-law Judy, and
nephew, James McGlynn Haas.
Roy graduated from
Chesterton High School in 1970. He was elected Class President his Junior
and Senior years. Roy attended Indiana University and loved Bloomington.
Roy's hobbies included working on old cars and shooting pool in a league
Roy had a gift for
helping people. Roy’s early jobs included Peterson’s Pharmacy, Ericson’s gas
station, and snowplow driver for the County. He continued helping others
throughout his long career as a residential service repair technician at the
phone company. His mother was often stopped in the grocery store by someone
who was grateful to the kind phone guy, Roy.
Roy loved the
holidays and special occasions. He always went out of his way to preserve
family traditions and make holidays and parties special for family, friends,
and his Ohio cousins. He enjoyed spending time with young nieces, nephews,
and friends sharing his building and auto repair skills.
Roy was a history
buff with a special interest in World War II. While visiting his brother Jim
in the Philippines, he visited several historic sites from the war. Roy
enjoyed spending winters in the tropical climate where he made many friends.
Roy gave generously
of his time to the town he loved, serving on both the Chesterton Cemetery
Board and the Park Board.
An Irish Wake will
be held on Saturday, October 15, from 1:00-4:00 p.m. at the Chesterton Moose
Lodge. Memorial contributions may be made to the Chesterton Park Department.
under the direction of White-Love Funeral Home, Chesterton. Memories and
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