Thelma J. Flint

March 11, 2013

Flint, Thelma Obituary

Dr. Thelma J. Flint (87) of Milford, PA passed away quietly on March 11, 2013 at the Bristol Glen Retirement Center, Newton, New Jersey.  She was preceded in death by parents, Warren E. Flint and Edna Palmer Flint, her soulmate, Jules Devantoy, and her brother, Ralph J. Flint.  She leaves behind a sister-in-law, Priscilla A. Flint, a nephew, Richard R. Flint (Ruthann), and two nieces Nancy P. Ribe (Floyd) and Debra A. Flint, 7 great nieces and nephews and five great great nieces and nephews.  She will be missed by many beloved cousins and friends.

A memorial service will be scheduled for April 5th, at the Milford United Methodist Church, Milford, PA (map/directions) — visitation at 10 am, service at 11.  Interment of ashes will be private.

Dr. Flint was an accomplished scientist and educator.  She received a BA from Barnard College in 1946 where she majored in Botany and Zoology.  She received her MA and PhD from Columbia University, New York.  She was awarded the Herman Prize as an undergraduate and was awarded a Public Health Service Fellowship at Columbia University for her work on the comparison of normal and cancer tissue in animals and plants.

Dr. Flint spent 33 years at Tenafly High School, Tenafly, New Jersey teaching Biology.  In addition, she developed and taught a basic biology course for students with emotional and neurological problems.  She also established tutorial programs for disadvantaged African American and Hispanic students in Englewood and Patterson, New Jersey.  She was actively involved in community projects related to science.  She was the interim director of the Tenafly Nature Center and had a long and successful volunteer leadership position at Camp Aldersgate, Swartswood, New Jersey. She was a long time member of the Leonia United Methodist Church.

After her retirement in 1986, she relocated to Milford, PA where she enjoyed an active life as a volunteer.  She served as past president of the “Friends of the Pike County Public Library”, was a member of the “Tri-State Dog Obedience Club”, and the Milford United Methodist Church.

Throughout her life, Dr. Flint raised, rescued, trained, showed, and generally doted on a tribe of small and miniature breed Chihuahuas. She and her furry companions were regular visitors to the residents at Bristol Glen.  Donations in memory of Dr. Thelma J. Flint can be made to the Tri-State Dog Obedience Club at 837 Route 6, Unit 7; Shohola, PA  18458, or Friends of the Pike County Public Library, PO Box 80; Milford, PA 18337-0080.

Arrangements by Stroyan Funeral Home, 405 W. Harford St. Milford, PA.


April 5, 2013

Visitation - Milford United Methodist Church - 10:00 a.m.


April 5, 2013

Memorial Service - Milford United Methodist Church - 11:00 a.m.

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