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Lester J. Flynn

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Flynn Lester J. Flynn, age 73, of Columbus, Ohio, passed away April 6, 2017 at Riverside Hospital from injuries sustained in a fall on March 31. On April 11, 1943 he was born in Toledo, Ohio, the son of the late Owen Flynn and Lucille (Cross) Flynn. Lester is survived by brothers, Patrick Flynn and Francis Flynn; and most cherished partner, Jody K. Porter. He is preceded in death by his parents Owen and Lucille Flynn, two brothers Owen and William and a sister Mary Ellen Smith. Les was a Teacher and Coach for Columbus City Schools for 35 years. In addition, upon retirement he worked at ECOT. He was a graduate of Central Catholic High School in Toledo and played on a State Championship Football Team. He earned his BS degree from Ohio University and his Master Degree from Xavier. Les was proud to be the one to start the football program at Centennial High School and to have coached a City Championship Wrestling Team. He was also very proud of his long list of valued friends. Les loved traveling, exotic cars, Dog Rescue, and was an avid sports fan, particularly a fan of Notre Dame. He was a member of Saint Andrew Parish. A Celebration of Life will be held at a later date. An inurnment will take place in Mason City, Iowa. Memorial Contributions may be made to Schnauzer Rescue Cincinnati, c/o Pat Miller, 5811 Red Fox Drive, Winter Haven, FL 33884. Please visit www.OhioCremation.org to leave the family an online condolence.


Published in The Columbus Dispatch on Apr. 23, 2017
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