Flynn, William Joseph
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December 10, 1914 - March 4, 2013
Passed away peacefully on March 4 at the age of 98. He was predeceased by his wife, Gertrude Flynn, his parents John and Catherine Flynn, his brother Joseph Flynn and his sisters Anna Flynn and Mary Mann. He is survived by his children Marianne Cleworth, Rosemary Coyne and her husband John, Marjorie Petersen and William Flynn and his wife Sandra. Also survived by seven grandchildren, twelve great-grandchildren and many beloved nieces and nephews. He was born in Youngstown, Ohio, graduated from Ohio State University and had a long career as a pharmacist in both Ohio and California. After moving from Ohio to California in 1967, he was a longtime resident of Chatsworth and then moved to Arcadia in 2004. He was the family patriarch and a loving role model to many.
Funeral Mass will be said at Holy Angels Church in Arcadia on Monday, March 11 at 10 a.m., followed by burial at San Fernando Mission Cemetery in Mission Hills, CA. The family wishes to thank the staff of Vista Cove at Arcadia and Vitas Hospice for the loving care they provided.
Published in the Los Angeles Times on Mar. 9, 2013