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John Arthur Flyger

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John Arthur Flyger

Rockville, MD - John Arthur Flyger, 56, an attorney from Rockville, MD, died on July 8, 2018. He was born July 25, 1961, in Sioux Falls, SD, to Arthur and Dorothy (Lund) Flyger. John attended Washington High School in Sioux Falls, graduating in 1979. He attended Macalester College in Saint Paul, MN, studying in Germany and Mexico before graduating magna cum laude with a bachelor's in economics, international studies and mathematics, and a master's in economics in 1983. He graduated Duke University School of Law in 1987.

Admitted to the bar in the District of Columbia, Maryland and Pennsylvania, he worked for two decades for Steptoe and Johnson LLP in Washington, D.C. He then went out on his own as a health care and general litigator in Rockville, MD, specializing in complex insurance claims in state and federal courts. John was proud to win his last case, an argument before the Maryland Court of Appeals. In the last 15 years, he volunteered his time to parents of and organizations for autistic children.

John loved his four children generously and without limit. He spoke often of his parents, brother, sister, cousins, aunts and uncles in South Dakota and their profound influence on him.

He was preceded in death by his parents and his brother, Steven Flyger, of Pierre, SD. He is survived by his sister, Ruth (Flyger) Stettnichs, of Sioux Falls, SD; and his children, Lars Flyger, of Tampa, FL ; Katherine Flyger, of Bel Air, MD; Dane Flyger, of Rockville, MD; and Pierre Mensah of Silver Spring, MD, and many cousins, nieces, nephews, in-laws, and friends.

A celebration of John's life will be held at noon, Sunday, July 29, at Dayspring retreat center in Germantown, MD. Memorials are suggested to The Autism Society of America or The Organization for Autism Research (OAR).
Published in The Argus Leader on July 12, 2018
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