Jerome J. Flynn, Scranton, died Monday in Mountain View Care Center, Scranton. His wife is the former Ellen M. Gallagher. The couple celebrated 48 years of marriage June 2.
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Born in Scranton, son of the late Stanley and Marie Holleran Flynn, he was a member of St. Paul's Church and a graduate of Scranton Central High School. He graduated magna cum laude from the University of Scranton, where he received a bachelor's degree in science and physics and a master's degree in education. He also attended Princeton University and Temple University through federal grants to improve his education. Prior to retirement, he was employed by the Scranton School District as a physics teacher at Scranton Central High School and also as a professor at the University of Scranton. Jerome was an avid Boston Red Sox Fan.
The family would like to thank his special caregiver, Chris Burke, and the staff at Mountain View Care Center for the kindness and compassion shown to Jerome and his family.
He was a loving and devoted husband, father and grandfather who will be deeply missed by all who knew him.
Also surviving are three sons, Joseph Flynn; Jerome P. Flynn and wife, Lynn; and Michael Flynn and wife, attorney Karoline Mehalchick, all of Scranton; three daughters, Kathleen Barrett and husband, Thomas, Henryville; Marie Boyd and husband, Paul, Old Forge; and Patricia Kyle and husband, Jim, Philadelphia; 14 grandchildren, Caroline and Julia Barrett, Reilly and Mollie Boyd, Briana, Morgane, Isabella, Maggie, Daniel, John and Anna Flynn and Nora, Nolan and James Kyle; nieces, nephews and cousins.
The funeral will be Thursday at 9 a.m. from the McGoff-Hughes Funeral Home Inc., 1401 Capouse Ave., Scranton, with Mass of Christian Burial at 9:30 in St. Paul's Church, Penn Avenue, Scranton. Interment, Cathedral Cemetery. Friends may call Wednesday, 4 to 8 p.m.
Memorials may go to St. Paul's Food Pantry, 1510 Penn Ave., Scranton, PA 18509; or St. Joseph Center, 2010 Adams Ave., Scranton, PA 18509.
Published in Scranton Times on Sept. 21, 2010