Donald Flansburg

Donald E. Flansburg

Friday, March 25th, 1938 - Wednesday, March 18th, 2020
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Born March 25, 1938, in Rome, NY, passed away in his home March 18, 2020. After serving as a firefighter for the city of Buffalo, he was a chemist at National Aniline. Don subsequently devoted his professional life as a chemistry teacher at Hutchinson Central Technical High School and other Buffalo city schools for more than 25 years. He chose to continue his love of learning and education by donating his body to the UB Anatomical Gift Program. Don enjoyed camping, touring, recreational flying, hiking, spending winters in Florida, and honing his skills as an amateur radio operator. He is survived by his wife Anne and many endeared family members and friends. A Memorial Service will be held at a later date. Flowers graciously declined. Donations are welcomed to the charity of the giver’s choice. Your online memories and condolences may be shared at
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    Kolano Funeral Home
    396 Amherst St.
    BUFFALO, NY 14207
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Frank and Sylvia Szumigala

Posted at 09:21pm
We are so sorry to hear of Don's passing. We enjoyed talking with him on our many retired teacher trips together. He was so knowledgeable about so many topics. A donation in his memory, was made to West Virginia Wesleyan College - Chemistry Department. May he rest in peace!

Dr. Rosa

Posted at 10:47am
I learned about your loss, Anne, and just wanted to let you know how sorry I am. I know you both were very close. Mr. Flansburg was a caring person, kind and sweet with everybody. Now his suffering is over. I know you'll miss him a lot buy you also know that he is in a better place.
We live with the promise of being reunited one day. May God give you strength during this difficult time.

Steve and Rene DeGarmoe

Posted at 06:17pm
So sorry to hear of the passing of Don. He touched many lives, including ours and we remember him as a good friend and confidant. Our prayers are with the both of you.

Mary O'Grady Gunther

Posted at 10:35pm
I was so sorry to hear about Don's passing. I fondly remember your smiling faces when roller skating around the Arena Rink at our Lafayette High School skating parties.

Marie Zafron

Posted at 10:24am
Sincerest sympathy. Don was such a wonderful person! You, Anne, provided great support, enabling him to live a good and productive life as both of you struggled with his medical issues. How fitting that Don will continue his role as a teacher, by donating his body to the University of Buffalo Medical School, enabling him to continue to teach others. May he rest in peace!

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