BEAVER FALLS – Kip Patrick Flint, 49, of Deveines Road, passed away peacefully at his home, September 5, 2012, surrounded by his loving family, while under the care of Lewis County Hospice.
Calling hours are from 3 - 5 p.m. on Saturday, September 8, 2012 at Iseneker Funeral Home, Inc., Lowville. Burial will be held privately by the family.A gathering at the Marine Corp. League Det. #754, Lowville, will immediately following calling hours.In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the Lewis County General Hospital Fund For Hope, 7785 N. State St., Lowville, NY 13367; or to Friends of Lewis County Hospice, P.O. Box 266, Lowville, NY 13367.
Kip was born on April 7, 1963 at Lewis County General Hospital in Lowville, a son of Kenneth, Sr. and Patricia Sauer Flint. He was a 1981 graduate of Beaver River Central School, later receiving his Bachelors degree in Electrical Engineering. Kip served active duty in the U.S. Army from 1984 to 1987 ranking as Sargent, before entering the Army Reserve from 1987 to 1989. After his military service, Kip worked for New York Air Brake as a Senior Systems Engineer, where he was awarded with several design patents for the brake systems he designed. Kip traveled throughout the U.S., Asia and Europe lecturing and training on brake designs for New York Air Brake. On May 30, 1998, he married Shannon M. Yerdon at Salem Christian Fellowship in Beaver Falls, with Rev. Bruce Lyndaker officiating.
Kip is survived by his loving wife of 14 years, Shannon; a son, Kobi and a daughter, Madisen; his parents, Kenneth, Sr. and Patricia Flint of Beaver Falls; his brothers and a sister-in-law, Kenneth, Jr. and Christina Flint of Beaver Falls; Kevin Flint of Ithaca; a sister and her husband, Brandi and William LaVancha of Beaver Falls; two nieces, Karli LaVancha and Haleigh Flint; his mother-in-law, Joann Yerdon of Cape Vincent; and several aunts, uncles and cousins. He is predeceased by his father-in-law, Joseph Yerdon.
Kip enjoyed life to the fullest. He enjoyed all sports, especially the Dallas Cowboys and New York Yankees. He was an avid outdoorsman, especially enjoying snowmobiling, four wheeling, hunting, camping and spending time with his family.
Kip was a member of the Beaver River Memorial Post #1663, American Legion, Croghan.
Condolences may be made online at www.isenekerfuneralhome.com .