JOHN FLYNN

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FLYNN--John Gerard, 68, passed away on Monday, October 24, 2016. He is survived by his wife of 44 years, Christine (Kielar) Flynn; his son, Matthew Flynn; siblings Maureen Harrington, Donald Flynn, Kathleen Kelleher- Sheridan and Joan Nevin; six nieces, five nephews, nine grand-nieces and nine grandnephews; and many close friends. Born and raised in Riverdale, New York, son of Daniel and Catherine (Powers) Flynn, a resident of Rye, New York for 20 years before retiring to the Shippan area of Stamford, Connecticut in 2014. After graduating from Salesian High School in 1966, he attended Manhattan College and the State University of New York while concluding his studies in Hotel & Restaurant Management at Cornell University. Mr. Flynn enjoyed a long and storied career in the New York hospitality industry, which included roles as the General Manager of the Sky Club and Board Room; as well as Director of Catering at the Waldorf

Astoria, Helmsley Palace and the Harvard Club of New York City. He also served as a board member for Country Bank of New York and the Culinary Institute of America. His many charitable and philanthropic affiliations included the Sovereign Military Order-Knights of Malta, Cardinal's Committee of the Laity, The Friendly Sons of Saint Patrick, The Waldorf Astoria Distinguished Alumni (Chairman) and the Club Managers Association of America. Wake service held at the Graham Funeral Home in Rye, New York Thursday, October 27th from 6pm - 8pm and Friday, October 28th from 2pm - 4pm and 6pm - 8pm. Funeral mass held at the Church of the Resurrection in Rye, New York Saturday, October 29th at 10am followed by burial at Gate of Heaven Cemetery in Valhalla, New York.

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Published in The New York Times on Oct. 27, 2016
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