Evelyn Pasternak Flynn

Evelyn (Clara) Pasternak Flynn, 83, of Old Forge, died on Sunday at the Celtic Hospice Center in Wilkes-Barre. She was preceded in death by her husband, Jonah T. Flynn, on June 21, 1993.

Born in Ransom on Aug. 24, 1930, daughter of the late Harry Sr., and Femia Pregmon Pasternak, Evelyn was a graduate of the former Taylor High School, class of 1949. She had worked for Brooks Manufacturing and Augustine's Club 17 Restaurant, before owning and operating Flynn's Inn 2 in Old Forge with her husband. Most recently, she worked at the Taylor Nursing Home. She was a lifelong member of St. Michael's Orthodox Church in Old Forge, and was a member of the church's Lady's Club.

She enjoyed playing bingo and taking trips to the Atlantic City casinos. A loving mother, grandmother, sister, aunt and godmother, Evelyn will be forever missed.

She is survived by her loving daughter, attorney Ruth Ann Raftery and husband, Brian, Westfield, N.J.; her sister, Mary Slenska, Taylor; her three granddaughters, Brigid, Megan and Erin Raftery; and numerous nieces and nephews.

She was also preceded in death by her sister, Helen Williams; and her brothers, Leonard, Stephen, George, Michael, Peter, Paul, John and Harry Pasternak Jr.

Her family wishes to express their gratitude to the staff of Celtic Hospice as well as all the wonderful caregivers, who helped so much throughout her long battle with Parkinson's disease, for their collective care and compassion.

The funeral is scheduled to begin on Friday at 10 a.m. from the Thomas P. Kearney Funeral Home Inc., 517 N. Main St., Old Forge, with a funeral service at 10:30 at St. Michael's Orthodox Church, 512 Summer St., Old Forge, to be conducted by Rev. Peter E. Henry, rector. Interment will follow at St. Michael's Parish Cemetery.

Relatives and friends may pay their respects on Thursday from 5 to 8 p.m. at the funeral home.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Celtic Hospice, 601 Wyoming Ave., Kingston, PA 18704, or to St. Michael's Church Building Fund, 512 Summer St., Old Forge, PA 18518.

Visit www.kearneyfuneralhome.com for directions or to leave an online condolence.

Funeral Home

Kearney Funeral Homes
517 North Main Street Old Forge, PA 18518-1811
(570) 562-1590

Published in Scranton Times on May 6, 2014