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Alden John Flint
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  • First (Scots) Presbyterian Church
    53 Meeting Street
    Charleston, SC 29401

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“It was a pleasure to help John and Jo with long term care planning many years ago and we stayed in touch during Jo's illness. Over the years John...Read More »
1 of 2 | Posted by: Barbara Franklin - Charleston, SC

“Mr. Flint was such a joy to know. I got to know him and his wonderful family when I helped take care of Mrs. Flint. I enjoyed meeting Chef Giovanni...Read More »
2 of 2 | Posted by: Lisa Greenlee - Charleston, SC


"Age is just a number and mine is unlisted." This was the indomitable spirit of our Dad, Alden C. "John" Flint. Always defying the limits of age, always looking forward, always imagining the next great idea just around the bend, always full of life and love, always a touch of humor, whether you found him funny or not.

He was a cook extraordinaire describing himself alternatively as Chef Jean, Chef Gianvonelli, Chef Johann and Chef John ( depending on the French, Italian, German or American cuisine involved ) and preparing meals fit for a five star rating subordinated only to the close connections and laughter of the friends with whom he chose to dine and delight.

His was an enduring love for our Mom Jo Flint who was his loving wife for 67 years and who went to her Heavenly home in November 2012. Our greatest joy is that they are together and that he will be captivated by her renewed body and spirit even more than by her picture which he woke up to every morning since her passing. Over the years, each health hurdle for our Dad has been simply that - a hurdle to overcome and get back to the joy of living, loving and exploring. Indomitable spirit even as his body yielded.

His personal investment in us, his daughter and son, was ever-present and sustaining. We don't recall him ever saying "no" if we were curious and moving forward in life no matter what our choice. He was open and accepting to our choices in marriage, Bucky and Anne, and all the more so to his grandchildren who called him "Big Dad" . They perhaps understood him better than most because of his contagious youthful enthusiasm. He will be missed and remembered always but a part of him will be carried on by all of those whom he impacted - family and friends.

Dad was born September 15, 1923 in Randolph, Vermont, son of the late Lewis Herrick Flint and Jessie Chedel Flint. He served in the United States Navy during World War II. He received his Master's Degree from Georgia Tech. He was a former President of Livingston and Haven, Inc. He was a member of the New England Society, the Mayflower Society, and the Carolina Yacht Club.

Dad was a devoted and long term member of First ( Scots ) Presbyterian Church and a man of quiet but visible Christian values and beliefs.

He is survived by daughter, Debbie (Bucky) Knowlton of Mount Pleasant, SC; son, Hank Flint (Anne) of Charlotte, NC; eight grandchildren: Peter, Hunter, Tait, Sarah, Brian, Alden, Katherine, and Alice; five great-grandchildren: Katie, Patrick, Ellie, Hazel, and Lucy; brother, Austin Flint of Sarasota, FL; and sister, Marguerite Fogleman of North Augusta, SC.

At his request, his services will be private. Memorials may be made to First (Scots) Presbyterian Church, 53 Meeting Street, Charleston, SC 29401. Arrangements by J. Henry Stuhr, Inc. Downtown Chapel.