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Mr. William F. "Bill" Flynn, MSgt., retired, 83, of St. John's Place, Cliff Haven, passed away Tuesday, Aug. 1, 2017, at the UVMHN/CVPH Medical Center with his family by his side. He was born in New Haven, Conn., on Nov. 28, 1933, the son of James Edward and Lillian Gertrude (Martin) Flynn Sr.
Bill retired from the U.S Air Force on Dec. 31, 1976. He served in Korea one year (Non-Combat), England three years, Morocco three years, Guam two years, Philippines two years, Alaska one year. Other short term duties in Spain, Japan, Thailand, Cambodia; his final assignment was at Plattsburgh Air force Base. He was a graduate of Clinton Community College receiving a Business Degree. Bill began working for the Town of Plattsburgh in 1982 and retired on Dec. 31, 1995, as Code Enforcement Officer. He was a member of the Benevolent and Protective Order of Elks Plattsburgh Lodge 621 and the American Legion Post 20. Bill was an avid reader and enjoyed hunting, fishing, boating and scotch. He married Joan Rogers on Oct. 7, 1955, at High Wycombe, England.
Bill was predeceased by his parents, and a brother, James Edward Flynn Jr., and his rescued canine companion, Phoebe.
He is survived by his wife, Joan Flynn of Plattsburgh, three daughters, Tracy Moloney and her husband Robert of Canaan, N.H., Jenifer Pummell and her husband Michael of Beekmantown, Hillary Lovato and her husband Joseph of Phoenix, Ariz.; a sister, Lois DeAngelis and her husband John of Hamden, Conn.; his grandchildren, Jessica LaPier and her husband Courtney, Evan Flynn Weymouth, Charles Scott, Maggie Hammond and her husband Oliver, and Ian Pummell, and great-granddaughters, Shelby Quinn LaPier and Libby Brynn LaPier, and great-grandson on the way, Holden William Bryce LaPier; and several nieces and nephews.
Calling hours will be from 1 to 3 p.m. on Saturday, August 26, at the Brown Funeral Home, 29 Broad St., Plattsburgh, N.Y.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Elmore SPCA or Planned Parenthood of the North Country.
Arrangements are entrusted to Brown Funeral Home, 29 Broad Street, Plattsburgh, NY 12901. (518)-561-3980. Online condolences and memorial candles may be offered at www.brownfuneralhomeinc.com
Published on August 5, 2017
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