Charles Edgar "Ed" Flynn (1931 - 2015)

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A celebration of life service for Charles E. Flynn, 84, will be held on Friday, Sept. 4, 2015, at 11 a.m. Following the service, as Ed was already planning, friends and family are invited to an early 85-85-65 celebration on the lawn of the Flynn homestead in Slate Hill, N.Y.
Charles Edgar Flynn, "Ed," passed away at the Flynn homestead in Slate Hill on Aug. 31, 2015. He was 84 years old.
Ed was born in Middletown, NY on July 4, 1931. It was fitting that his was an Independence Day birth as he was deeply patriotic and made sure that a clean, untattered American flag always flew over the Flynn homestead.
Ed was the eldest son of Charles Edgar Flynn, Sr. and Mildred Stilwell Flynn of Slate Hill and was predeceased by his brothers William Hugh Flynn, Bryce John Flynn and Michael Dewey Flynn. He attended Goshen High School (class of 49er) and attended Cortland State Teachers College where he first met "his bride," Elaine Meryl Trautmann. They were married for 64 wonderful years.
Ed was a devoted husband, father, grandfather and great grandfather. He is survived by a son, Charles Edgar Flynn, III "Chip" of Bloomingburg, NY, his daughter-in-law Patricia Flynn of Westtown, NY, a daughter Cheryl "Cherie" Ellen Flynn and spouse Marilynda Nease of Jamestown, N.C., a daughter Merrie Ann Sloth and husband Rick Sloth of Elk Horn, Iowa and sister-in-law Shirley Flynn of Slate Hill.
He has five grandchildren: Haley Michelle Bowman- husband Greg Bowman of York, Penn.; Jonathan Todd Flynn-wife Mary Day McGregor Flynn of Bloomingburg, Carrie Ann Hayward-husband Steven Hayward of Atlantic, Brandon Buelt of Exira, and Austin Buelt of Seattle, Wash. Great- grandchildren include Krista Ivy Bowman and Trevor Flynn Bowman of York, Penn., Courtney Elaine Flynn and Colt Edgar Flynn of Bloomingburg, Anastasia Marie Muell, Lane Joseph Muell and Alexander Michael Hayward of Atlantic.
In lieu of flowers, the family asks that you honor Ed's memory with a "random act of kindness," phone a friend, set aside all differences with your fellow man, enjoy time with your loved ones, laugh heartily and/or hug a child.
If you wish, send a donation to the Minisink Valley Kiwanis for scholarships or the Kiwanis World Wide ELIMINATE Project to rid the world of maternal and neonatal tetanus.
Published in AUDUBON COUNTY ADVOCATE JOURNAL from Sept. 4 to Sept. 11, 2015