John Lawrence Flynn
Posted: Tuesday, March 31, 2015 12:30 am
John Lawrence Flynn was the only child of John Maurice Flynn and Elizabeth Perry Flynn. He was born August 2, 1931 in Hudson, NY, and lived most of his life in the Hudson area. John passed away on March 12, 2015.
John attended St. Mary’s Academy in Hudson, and graduated in 1948. From there he went on to Manhattan College in the Bronx, NY, and graduated with a degree in engineering. He attended Harvard University in Cambridge, MA, on an Atomic Energy Program scholarship. He earned a MS in Industrial Hygiene.
He worked in the Nuclear Submarine Program on the Nautilus and Sea Wolfe submarines, receiving recognition for his work in this program from President Richard Nixon. He also participated in several projects for the Nuclear Protection Program, some of which were at GE, Schenectady, NY.
John returned to Hudson as a self employed consulting engineer, and did this until his retirement. John was an avid reader, and loved all kinds of music. He leaves a large library of books, magazines and cd’s. He was an accomplished wood worker, and used his extensive collection of wood working tools.
He is survived by his daughter and son-in-law Nikki (Nicolien E.) and Steven Needham of West Ghent, NY, and their dogs and cats he loved to have around him. John will be cremated and buried in the Hudson cemetery at the convenience of the family. Donations in his memory can be made to Community Hospice, 47 Liberty St., Catskill, NY 12414. Arrangements under the direction of M. Grimaldi Funeral Home.
Flynn, John Lawrence [MC???? RIP]
Guestbook: None cited. Funeral home doesn’t have a web site.
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Colon, Philip J. (MC1962) added this request to his prayer circle.
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I believe that John is a member of that Great Class of 1953.
May He Rest In Peace.
McEneney, Mike (MC1953)
[JR: Thanks, Mike. Much appreciated.]
Flynn, John Lawrence [MC1953 RIP]
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Thomas F. Flynn
AGE: 82 • Yonkers
Thomas F. Flynn was born in the City of Yonkers in 1932 and passed away on April 1, 2015.
He was the beloved son of Thomas and Lena Flynn, and stepmother Catherine Flynn. Thomas attended and graduated from Sacred Heart Grammar School and later from Sacred Heart High School in 1950. He later graduated from Manhattan College and was later awarded two Masters Degrees.
Thomas was wed to Lucy Grasso in 1959. They were devoted to each other throughout their marriage and in his final days Lucy provided constant love and support with the assistance of family and dear friends that was greatly appreciated.
Thomas retired after being a schoolteacher for thirty-three years. He began his teaching career in the Bronx and later spent the majority of his career teaching Social Studies in Yonkers. He had a passion for teaching, was a member of the Yonkers Historical Society and gave lectures on various historical topics, but his favorite topic of interest was the history of his beloved hometown Yonkers, NY.
Thomas was a devoted and loving father to his three sons; Thomas (Amy) Flynn, William (Adrienne) Flynn and Daniel (Stefanie) Flynn. He was happiest when surrounded by his grandchildren; Daniel, Christian, Brendan, Ryan and Teddy who adored him. When they were babies he held them every day and took them for long strolls in the carriage and was a loving grandfather up to his final days.
He cherished the annual family vacations to the Jersey Shore and the time spent together with family. Thomas is also survived by his sisters, Doris (Peter) Capurso and Catherine (Kappy) (the late Raymond) Fallon; his in laws, Josephine (Dominic) Loguidice, Clara (the late Norman) Gardner, and Salvatore (Regina) Grasso, and by many beloved nieces and nephews.
Visiting hours will be on Monday April 6, 2015, 5-9 P.M. at Flynn Funeral Home and a Funeral Mass will be held on April 7, 2015 at 10 A.M. at St. Anthony’s Church on Nepperhan Ave. in Yonkers, NY.
Flynn Memorial Home, Inc. – Yonkers
1652 Central Park Avenue Yonkers, NY 10710
Published in the The Journal News on Apr. 4, 2015
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