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John J. Flynn

December 30, 1936 — October 2, 2012

John J. Flynn of Pine Bush, New York a former longtime Chester, New York resident died Tuesday, October 2, 2012 at his residence after a long battle with heart disease and leukemia. He was 75 years of age. John was a Maintenance Supervisor for the Archdiocese of New York for more then 46 years. He was dedicated to the Church and enjoyed working within the Roman Catholic Community. The son of the late Michael and Ellen Flynn he was born in Harlem on December 30, 1936. John married his first wife Jean in the Bronx. Jean predeceased him in 1974; he then married his second wife Diane McGrath McGowan in 1978. John is survived by his wife Diane at home and children Teresa Flynn, Jean Marie Scala and her husband Steven, Thomas McGowan, Michael Flynn, Joseph McGowan and his wife Elizabeth Obremski McGowan, John Flynn, Jr., and his wife Karin Blaut Flynn; and seven grandchildren Kristina Jean Wilkens, Christian Michael Archibald, John Joseph McGowan, Joseph Francis McGowan, Nicholas Vincenzo Scala, Ryan Patrick Flynn, Kenzie Nicole Flynn. He is also survived by his two sisters Marie Maloney and Eileen Morgan from New Jersey and one brother Terrence Flynn from Florida along with several nieces and nephews. John was pre-deceased by his sisters, Rita Rogan, Geraldine O'Neill, his brothers Michael, Timothy, Sonny and Daniel Flynn. Visitation will be held on Saturday, October 6, 2012 during the hours of 10:00 AM to 1:00 PM at Flynn Funeral & Cremation Memorial Centers, 139 Stage Road, Monroe, New York 10950. A Funeral Mass will be offered on Saturday, October 6, 2012 at 2:00 PM at St. Columba R.C. Church, 29 High Street, Chester, New York 10918 with the Rev. John Bonnici officiating. Entombment will take place at St. Joseph's R.C. Cemetery, Mother Queen of Peace Mausoleum. Memorial contributions in John's memory to the American Heart Association ( P.O. Box 417005, Boston, MA 02241-7005 Funeral arrangements have been entrusted to Thomas F. Flynn and the staff of Flynn Funeral & Cremation Memorial Centers, 139 Stage Road, Monroe, New York 10950. For directions to the funeral home or St. Columba R.C. Church of to offer an on line memorial in John's memory please visit

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