John C. Flynn

March 31, 1932September 22, 2022
Obituary of John C. Flynn
John C. Flynn, age 90, passed away Thursday, September 22, 2022. John was born on March 31, 1932 in Moosic, Pennsylvania to Theodore Chidsey Flynn and Myrtle June Flynn. John received a Bachelor of Science degree from Penn State University in 1957, a Master of Arts from Ohio State University in 1959 and a Ph.D. from Ohio State in 1961. While a graduate student at Ohio State he met, and in January of 1958 married, Eleanor Sofia Ray, a graduate of Vanderbilt University and a fellow grad student at Ohio State. John served in the U.S. Navy for 4 years where he was a musician in the Admiral’s band. Dr. Flynn was an Assistant Professor at the University of Iowa from 1961 to 1963. In 1963 he joined the Faculty of Baylor University in Waco,Texas, where he taught undergraduate and graduate students and conducted research for 33 years. He retired from Baylor in 1996 as Professor of Neuroscience and Psychology. Dr. Flynn is survived by his beloved wife, Elli, a son Michael Charles Flynn, and a daughter, Kathryn Flynn Delacote and 3 grandchildren, Chloe, Max and Ryan Delacote. A Viewing/Vigil will be held at Brown-Wynne Funeral Home in Cary, North Carolina on Monday, September 26, 2022 from 4:00 pm to 6:00 pm. A Funeral Mass will be held at Sacred Heart Church, 200 Hillsborough Street, Raleigh, on Tuesday, September 27, 2022 at 10:00 am. Burial arrangements will be handled by the Ashton Funeral Home in Easton, Pennsylvania. Fond memories and expressions of sympathy may be shared at for the Flynn family.

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Monday, September 26, 2022


4:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Brown-Wynne Funeral Home

200 Southeast Maynard Road Cary, North Carolina

Vigil Service at 5:30pm

Tuesday, September 27, 2022

Funeral Service

10:00 am

Sacred Heart Church

200 Hillsborough Street Raleigh, North Carolina