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Charles A. "Tony" Flanagan, Jr.
August 18, 1942 - Sept. 15, 1998

Charles A. 'Tony" Flanagan Jr., 56, of Freehold Township, died yesterday at home after a 10-month battle with brain cancer. He was a special agent with the U.S. Secret Service for 20 years until 1991. After his retirement, he was a special agent in charge of the Philadelphia office of the U.S. Railroad Retirement Board Office of the Inspector General for six years, retiring in 1998. He dedicated his life to law enforcement and his family. He was a founder and first president of New Jersey Antique Radio Club, Freehold, and one of the founding members of the Federal Law Enforcement Officers Association. He was a member of the American Legion Post 54, the AMVETS, the Federal Officers Policeman's Benevolent Associaion Local 121, the Tri-State Association of Criminal Investigators, the Ocean-Monmouth Investigators and the Vidocq Society. He was a former member of the Freehold Township Little League Board of Directors. He graduated from South River High School in 1959. He served in the Air Force and was a graduate of Northwest Missouri State University. Born in New Brunswick, he lived in Old Bridge, East Brunswick, Roselle Park, Spotswood, Howell and Oak Grove, MO., before moving to Freehold Township 14 years ago.

Surviving are his wife of 25 years, Kathleen E. McAleavey Flanagan, two sons, Patrick R. and Brian S., both at home; his mother, Marie Flanagan, East Brunswick; a sister and brother-in-law, Susan and James Blumig, Old Bridge; a brother-in-law, James H. McAleavey, Boston; his brother-in- law and sister-in-law, Thomas and Julia McEleavey, Brooklyn; two nephews, Christopher Reed and Daniel Blumig; and three nieces, Jessica, Meagan amd Alberta McAleavey.

Funeral services were held at the Higgins Memorial Home, 20 Center Street, Freehold. Entombment followed in Holmdel Mausoleum.

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