Daniel J. Flynn
1927 - 2021
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Daniel J. Flynn
PHILLIPSBURG, NJ
Daniel J. Flynn, 93, of Phillipsburg, NJ, passed away on February 17, 2021, in Bethlehem, Pa.
Born in Phillipsburg on November 4, 1927, he was the son of the late Francis and Blanche Cantrel Flynn.
Daniel was employed with Mack Printing, formerly in Easton, for over 40 years before retiring. While there, he acted as an illustrator and writer for the EmPica, a company magazine. He attended St. Phillip and St. James High School and was a member of St. Philip and St. James Catholic Church.
Dan was well-known in local community theater for both his amazing acting skills and beautiful voice. His fellow actors referred to him as "The Legend." He played many leading roles in musicals and also performed in plays, musical reviews, was the Ring Master for the Lions Club Circus, directed several productions, and was in a commercial or two. Dan was a board member for Chansonette Theater, Easton, and a life member of both Pennsylvania Playhouse, Bethlehem and MunOpCo Theatre, Allentown. He also performed in numerous productions at the former Guthsville Playhouse, Percy Brown's Dinner Theater, Notre Dame Summer Theatre, and the St. Phillip and James Parish Players. In Dan's later years, he assisted the director of the Freedom High School Theater Program, acting as mentor and sharing the the knowledge, talent, and skills he had gained over the years. To help support the theater groups he loved, Dan designed many program covers over the years and helped with building scenery.
Dan was also known for his skills as an artist. His caricatures and portraits of various people may be found in homes throughout the area, and he did a good number of pen and ink drawings of past presidents of radiology associations, which appeared in their magazines and are displayed at their headquarters in Chicago.
Daniel is survived by his son Canon Key of Phillipsburg; his daughter Kathleen A. Flynn of North Carolina; sisters Mary Lilly, Patricia Flynn and Blanche Gebhard, all of Phillipsburg; and his brother John Flynn of Nazareth, Pa. He was predeceased by his son Mark D. Flynn in 2020, and his brothers Joseph and Francis Flynn.
Viewing hours will be held on Monday, February 22, 2021, from 5 to 7 pm at the Finegan Funeral Home, 302 Heckman Street, Phillipsburg, NJ. A Funeral Mass will be held on Tuesday, February 23, 2021, at 10 AM in Mercy Hall at SPSJ Church, 430 S. Main Street, Phillipsburg, NJ. Interment will be in the parish cemetery in Greenwich Twp., NJ.
In lieu of flowers, Daniel desired memorials be sent to support two local theater groups, PA Playhouse, 390 Illicks Mill Road, Bethlehem, PA 18017 or MunOpCo Theatre, PO Box 1395, Allentown, PA 18105

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4080 William Penn Hwy.
Easton, PA 18045
(610) 258-7021

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Published in The Express Times on Feb. 21, 2021.
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February 23, 2021
I do not ever remember him without a smile on his face.
He was not only an actor, but an accomplished artist.
He was the funniest uncle.
Mike Flynn
Family
February 22, 2021
I was honored to have worked with Dan in several shows and direct him in one show. He knew his craft and practiced it well. I know he will be missed but never forgotten. To me, he will always be my theater "Bro". Now, Dan, Heaven is your stage.
Claude Foreman
Friend
February 22, 2021
My family knew Dan when my sisters and I were just kids through community productions at PA Playhouse. My sister Rebecca Valvik was Gretel in The Sound of Music. Thank you Dan for being a great inspiration and bright light for so many. Sending prayers to his family and friends for hope, comfort and peace as you mourn his loss. Heaven sure gained an angel.
Melissa Rowbottom
Acquaintance
February 22, 2021
Danny's Legacy of Love will be that, although we knew he loved us all collectively, we also knew that each one of us was valued and loved for who we were and would always hold a special place in his heart. Whenever we feel challenged, we'll picture his dancing, singing and silliness and we'll be able to once again, see a light shining.
Sandy Weaver
Friend
February 21, 2021
Take your final curtain call, Uncle Danny. When you suggested I try out for the role of Winthrop in The Music Man when I was 10, and I got it, you put me on a path that I still travel as I engage with the public all through my careers. I hope you are reunited with my dad and Uncle Fran on the heavenly stage, and I can't begin to imagine who in that group is getting a word in edgewise.
Kevin Flynn
Family
February 21, 2021
Dan was a very talented guy. I knew him through his late son Mark. My condolences to his entire family.
Joe Janci
Acquaintance
February 21, 2021
It was sad to hear of Dan’s passing. I cut his hair for many, many years. I loved hearing the stories of his many shows he was in, especially Music Man. He would show me sketches he was working on at the time and just such an unbelievable talent he had! He used to book his appointments under the name Robert Redford because he jokingly would say they looked so much alike! I can still hear his laugh. God Bless you Dan. It was an honor to cut your hair and be your friend. You are enjoying the gifts of Heaven for sure! Your friends and family who have gone before you I’m sure are laughing at your stories with you now. ❤
Lori Samus
Family
February 21, 2021
My sincerest condolences to the Flynn family. I cut Dan’s hair for many, many years and absolutely loved hearing his stories of the shows he was in as well as seeing his sketches he would do, which I must say were unbelievable! He loved being able to help out with the young students in the high school plays and sharing his wisdom. He used to make his appointments under the name Robert Redford because he would tease that they looked so much alike. A true Christian heart! May he enjoy allll the gifts of Heaven now. You can tell your jokes and stories to all who have been waiting for you. lol It’s been an honor to be your friend. ❤l
Lori Samus
Friend
February 21, 2021
So sad to read of Dan's passing. He was such a wonderful person and always in a happy mood. Worked many years with Dan at Mack Printing where he was like by all. Dan leaves us with many many great memories. May he rest in peace.
Dick Siebler
Friend
February 21, 2021
Our Condolences to the Flynn Family. We have known the Flynn Family for a many of years. Knowing everyone has been all good times. God be with you all in your time of sorrow.
R.I.P. Dan
Paul & Faith Kozak
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