FLYNN, SIR THOMAS EDWARD, Consul General for Australia and Loving Father passes away Sir Thomas Edward Flynn of Key Biscayne, Florida passes away Wednesday, November 6, 2013 at Miami Veterans Hospital, from a terminal illness. Sir Thomas Edward Flynn; born January 29, in Saint Louis, Missouri preceded in death his parents James and Virginia Flynn siblings James Flynn and Marianne Gannon, Martha Jane Flynn former wife and mother of their two daughters. Attended the University of Miami and graduated with a bachelor degree in Business Administration in 1956 and served as President of Kappa Sigma Fraternity. Military Service- Veteran- United States Army, Korean War, combat infantry's badge (CIB) Purple Heart. Accompanied by many medals and recognitions reflecting his service during combat Appointed by Australia, Australian Consul to Florida 1999 Knighted Order of Australia by Queen of England and prime Minister of Australia 2005 Appointed by President of Panama as Honorary Consul in Miami 1975-1988 Elected unanimously Secretary General consular Corps of Florida by 63 countries 1981-1984 Founder and owner of Thomas E. Flynn & Company, Freight forwarders and Ship Charterers in 1959 for 49 years. President-Three Bays Line Steamship Company, 13 ships-47 ports 1957-1959 Appointed by U.S. Secretary of Commerce, Director of Florida District Export Council 1986- present Founder and President of the Dominican-American Chamber of Commerce, Miami, Florida, 1962 - Present Founder and first Vice-President of Big Brothers of Greater Miami, Director 1963-1968 With Vic, Valeriani, Mayor Dave Kennedy and Sunney Ansin Owner of Channel 6 (1963-1968) Greater Miami Chamber of Commerce-First Vice-President 1962-1974 Board of International Trade-President-Miami, Florida 1971-1973 First of 6 men to be inducted into the International Trade Hall of Fame Chamber of Commerce of the Americas-Head of the US Delegation, 1962-1974, Vice-President, Treasurer, 1971, Director, Treasurer, First Vice-President 1972 Venezuela Advisory Board, Miami, Florida-Director 1973-1976 Florida Customs Brokers & Forwarders Association-300 Corporations, Founder and President-1960-present Florida Foreign Trade Association, director 1997-present Headed five United States Government Authorized Trade Missions from the U.S. to Central and South America and the Caribbean 1968-1978 World Trade Center, Miami-Founder 1972 Pan American Bank-Director-1965-1987-merged with Bank of America 1987 Miami-Bogota-Cali Sister City Program-Director 1966-present Miami-Lima Sister City Program-Director 1978-present Fort Lauderdale-Australian Gold Coast Sister City Program-Member 1999-Present Organization Memberships: Propeller Club, Port of Miami, 1956 to present Emerald Society of South Florida, 1957 to present-President 1987 American legion, Key Biscayne Post, 1999 to Present Elks Lodge, Coral Gables, 1988 to Present Lions Club, Key Biscayne, 1989 to Present Miami Ski Club, 1990 to Present Key Biscayne Yacht Club, 1968 to Present Key Biscayne Yacht Club Commodore 1999-2000 Kappa Sigma Fraternity-1956 to Present, President Kappa Sigma man of the Year, 1956 24th Infantry Division (US ARMY) First Vice-President 1998-2000 Sir Thomas E Flynn leaves to cherish and celebrate his gifts of love: daughters Victoria Jane Flynn of Dallas, Texas and Mary Ann Flynn of Fort Lauderdale, Florida. Survived sister-in-law Mary Ann Price and children; Martha Jo Krennek, Stephani Mikeska, Lorrie Bethke and Parker Price. Mike Gannon, Steve Gannon, Kathleen McHern Sister-in-law Barbara Young and children: Keith Sanders, Sherri Walker, Terri Fields and Tony Fields and many other loving family and friends. And loyal friends Erik Jones and Rosie Kempf. Viewing 6:00pm-9:00pm at the Stanfill Funeral Home 10545 S Dixie Highway, Miami, Florida Tuesday, November 12, 2013, 7:00pm-7:30pm prayer service followed by expressions from family and friends. Funeral Service Saint Agnes Catholic Church, 122 Harbor Drive, Key Biscayne, FL 33149 Wednesday, November 13, 2013 at 3:00pm Overflow parking at Key Biscayne Presbyterian Church, 160 Harbor Drive, Key Biscayne, Florida 33149 Reception at the Key Biscayne Yacht Club following service, 180 Harbor Drive, Key Biscayne, FL 33149. Sir Thomas E Flynn will be laid to rest in St. Louis, MO Our Thanks and Gratitude The family of Sir Thomas Edward Flynn wishes to express our heartfelt gratitude for each act of love. For your prayers, calls and visits. Godspeed. The Family Special thanks to the doctors and nurses and staff of the Miami Veterans Hospital. Sir Thomas E Flynn a devoted father, businessman and colleague was a popular and gregarious man whose Irish eyes and glowing smile will remain eternally in our hearts.
Stanfill Funeral Homes
10545 South Dixie Hwy.
Miami, FL 33156
Published in Miami Herald on Nov. 10, 2013