Keith G. Flint, 81, of Chatham, New York, passed away on September 6, 2022 at his home in Hollywood, Florida. He was born on April 21, 1941 in Batavia, New York to Gilbert Hall Flint and Violet Morris Flint.
Keith spent the early years of his life on a family farm in Amenia in Dutchess County while his father was overseas in World War II. When his father returned from the War, the family moved to Salem in Washington County where Keith graduated from Salem High School and was a standout athlete in football, basketball and baseball. After High School, Keith attended Union University where he played football and was a distinguished Eliphalet Nott Scholar, earning his Bachelor of Arts degree in 1962. He then enrolled in Albany Law School where he earned his Bachelor of Law degree in 1965. While at Albany Law, Keith was a member of the Law Review, where he authored articles that would later be cited in decisions issued by the New York Court of Appeals, the state’s highest Court.
After graduation and his admission to the New York Bar, Keith moved to Chatham, New York where he entered into private practice with John Curran, forming the law firm of Curran & Flint. The firm changed its name over the years with the addition of partners, later becoming Connor, Curran & Flint, and then Connor, Curran, Connor, Flint & Schram. In 1981 he started his own private practice at 75 Main Street in the Village of Chatham, where he later practiced with his son Paul, until 2014. Keith was widely known as an outstanding practitioner who was diligent in his work and committed both to his clients and to the integrity of the profession. Those that knew him will forever remember his penchant for keeping a clean desk.
During his many years of practice, he represented numerous local businesses, towns and organizations, including the Chatham Central School District for over 48 years, Columbia-Greene Community College, the Shaker Museum and countless families, individuals and small businesses throughout Columbia County and the Hudson Valley. He also served in a Pro Bono capacity on the Board of and as General Counsel for the Payn Foundation for Aged People, Inc. until he retired. A passion for all things land, air and sea, Keith was an avid golfer, a professional pilot, licensed boat captain and lifelong fan of the New York Giants.
He is survived by his seven children Sue Borsh (Flint), Karen VanAllen (Flint), Ann Swindell (Flint), Paul Flint, Charles Flint, Daniel Flint, and Sarah Flint. He leaves a total of 16 grandchildren and 15 great grandchildren. Services will be held privately with the family.