Paul R. Flanders

Paul R. Flanders

Saturday, November 3rd, 1956 - Saturday, September 7th, 2019
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Paul Raymond Flanders, age 62, of Manlius passed away on Saturday, September 7, 2019 surrounded by his family. Paul had a distinguished career as Chief Financial Officer of Carrols Restaurant Group, Inc. for 22 years. His accomplishments and awards included Central New York Financial Executive of the Year in 2012 and Franchise Times Deal of the Year for 2013. Paul had graduated Magna Cum Laude from R.I.T. Class of 1978. He was a member of the Calvary Club and the Century Club. He was a former director of Junior Achievement. Paul was an accomplished musician with the ability to play any instrument that he picked up and was an original member of Nik and the Nice Guys.

Paul loved being with his family and had treasured sharing his last vacation in Turks and Caicos with his entire family. He enjoyed travel, golf, cooking and grilling.

Paul is survived by his wife, Carole Ann and his daughters, Jess and Emily, as well as Tiffany and Shawn Kelly, Brittany and Bill Kittell, and his adored granddaughters, Kennedy, Alexa and Sadie. Paul was excited to welcome 2 more granddaughters expected in November. He is also survived by his brother, Bruce and his family of North Carolina. Paul was predeceased by his parents, Merle and Marian Flanders, as well as his first wife, Paula.

Family and friends may call from 3:00 to 7:00 pm on Tuesday, September 10th at Eaton-Tubbs Fayetteville Chapel, 7191 E. Genesee St., Fayetteville. The funeral will be held at 11:00 am on Wednesday, September 11th at DeWitt Community Church, 3600 Erie Blvd. E., DeWitt. Burial will be in White Chapel Memory Gardens in DeWitt.

In lieu of flowers, please honor Paul’s wishes and contribute to the American Heart Association, P.O. Box 417005, Boston, MA 02241-7005 please include in the memo “direct this donation to the Syracuse, NY area” or Francis House, 108 Michaels Ave., Syracuse, NY 13208, in Paul’s memory.
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  • Visitation

    Tuesday, September 10th, 2019 | 3:00pm - 7:00pm
    Tuesday, September 10th, 2019 3:00pm - 7:00pm
    Eaton-Tubbs Fayetteville Chapel
    7191 E. Genesee Street
    Fayetteville, NY 13066
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email
  • Service

    Wednesday, September 11th, 2019 | 11:00am
    Wednesday, September 11th, 2019 11:00am
    DeWitt Community Church
    3600 Erie Boulevard
    DeWitt, NY 13214
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email


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Will Slabaugh and Sarah Campbell, Sara, Emily, Kaitlin, and Abby Andrews, and others have sent flowers to the family of Paul R. Flanders.
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Megan Ladouceur

Posted at 07:38pm
Dear Jess and Emily
I send you big hugs and prayers for the lost of you father, Paul. It has been a long time since we have seen each other but I think of you girls often. I have wonderful memories of your Mom and Dad at the Crunch games. We all had a lot of fun didn't we! I still stop by your Moms resting spot every time I'm in the area. My thoughts will be with you both moving forward and I am still here if you need anything.
Megan Corbett Ladouceur

Steve Ingraham

Posted at 10:01am
Dear Carol Ann, Jess, Emily and family,
We've never met, but I am thinking of you this morning. I had the great pleasure of meeting and knowing Paul on the music playground of our formative years, back when NIK and the music was young and fresh. Respected as a versatile, rock solid musician, Paul was also gentle, thoughtful, and kind with anyone and everyone. A good soul!
He loved and was loved. He will surely stay with you, and I hope that this simple truth will help you through the hard days ahead.

Maureen Wopperer

Posted at 11:37am
Jess, Emmy, Carolanne and family,
I wish there were words to express just how sad I was to hear the news of your Dad, Paul passing. I also wish I could be there in person to share a hug and let you know just how much I am thinking of you all at this time. There are people who live life and survive in this world then there are people like your Dad who loved life and lived it to the fullest extent. He had fun, had quite a sense of humor as well as your Mom Paula. Meanwhile, my best memory was on Woodbox Rd when he first came home from the hospital and we all had a party to welcome him home. And for some reason, I wrote a rap that he loved and everyone had a good chuckle. He came and helped me set up my midi/music computer which was also great, and I'm sure this just scratches the surface as to his many wonderful encounters he shared in his life. Please know my heart is with you all and will continue to be.

Le Moyne College

Posted at 11:08am
Please accept the most heartfelt sympathies of Le Moyne College. We hope the love and memories you will forever hold in your heart bring you peace and comfort during this difficult time.

Will Slabaugh and Sarah Campbell

Posted at 09:44am
Please accept our most heartfelt sympathies for your loss - Paul was a treasure and will be missed by his friends at Stephens Inc.
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