OBITUARY

Edward James FLYNN

October 8, 1941September 13, 2018

Edward James Flynn passed away peacefully at home on September 13, 2018 in Sun Lakes, Arizona. A Funeral Mass will be held on Monday, October 8, 2018 at 10:00 a.m. at St. Steven's Catholic Church, 24827 S. Dobson Road, Sun Lakes, AZ. Ed was born in Marshall, Michigan on October 8, 1941, the son of Edward and Juli (Bruneel) Flynn. He graduated from Marshall High School in 1960. He worked at Eaton's in Marshall for 10 years. On August 27, 1966 he married Penny (Scofic). In 1973 Ed and his family moved to Ft. Collins, Colorado where he worked at Colorado State University for 20 years. Upon retiring, he moved to Arizona to pursue his many interests including golf, woodworking, home improvements and spending time with family and friends. He was preceded in death by his father Edward and mother Juli, brothers Robert Flynn, Richard Flynn and Peter Flynn. Ed will be best remembered for being a loving husband, father and grandfather, “The Baby Whisperer” to his seven grandchildren. A very strong man; physically, mentally and spiritually. A loyal friend to many and a kind stranger willing to offer his talented, helping hand to ones in need. A teacher to his children and grandchildren and coach to many. He cherished his evening sunset golf cart rides with his wife and daytime golf cart adventures with his grandkids…and grown kids. His quick smile and unique sense of humor were his own. He is survived by his wife Penny Flynn of Sun Lakes, AZ, son Todd (Nichole) of Ainsworth, NE, daughter Terri of Ft Collins, CO, and son Brian (Sarah) of Bristow, OK. and grandchildren Ben, Maia, and Willa (Todd & Nichole), Noah and Reese (Terri), and Madelyn and Anna (Brian & Sarah). In lieu of flowers, the family asks that contributions be made in his memory to St. Jude Childrens Cancer Research Hospital http://fundraising.stjude.org/goto/edwardflynn, Shriners Hospital for Children https://donate.lovetotherescue.org or a charity of your choice.

Services

  • Funeral Mass Monday, October 8, 2018
REMEMBERING

Edward James FLYNN

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Father Marty Flynn

October 9, 2018

My thoughts and prayers are with you in this difficult time. I celebrated the Holy Sacrifice of the Mass for Ed on Monday October 8th.
All my love in Christ,
Father Marty

Margie Gage

October 8, 2018

Penny and family. Our thoughts and prayers are with you today as we say good by to Ed. He was a good man, husband, father and grandfather. Love ya sis, Gary and Margie.

Joyce Recupido

October 6, 2018

Penny, we are so sad to lose Ed. What a fun friend he was. Bill will surely miss his beer drinking buddy. We have so many memories of spending time with the two of you. We will cherish them. May he rest in peace.

Diane Creed

October 5, 2018

From your former neighbors at the Highlands, we send condolences to your family Penny and feel grateful to have known Ed as a gentle and kind person . Happy Birthday in heaven Ed .
Charlie/Diane Creed

jim pyle

October 1, 2018

My long time friend, school mate and high school sports teammate at Marshall high school will always exist in my memories. You were one of a kind and I will always be great- full to have known you. My condolences to Penny and your whole family.

May the Lord be with you all and give you comfort.

Norman Anderson

October 1, 2018

Ed will be sorely missed here in Marana in the Highlands at Dove Mountain community. He was a legendary member of the Range Rats on the driving range, often in his reserved slot 3 times a day looking to “find it”. After his best drive it would be time to have a beer and reminisce about family and friends. He was a special guy who made good friends easily with his dry humor and sly smile. I’ll especially miss our yearly outings to the Old Fathers Inn to make our Kentucky Derby wagers. Ed would make new friends over a Bloody Mary...we never won anything except camaraderie, Ed’s speciality.
He loved his Penny and family...very, very, proud of his grandchildren. Ed Flynn, a giant of a person who truly was an inspiration to all his friends. May God bless Ed and his family.

Sharon Scofic

September 30, 2018

Dear Penny and family,
Our deepest condolences to you and your family. May the lord be with you and console you and Ed’s soul. With much love your cousin Sharon (Uncle Toms daughter) Scofic, Mary Scofic, tom Scofic jr. and family.

Bobbi Wiggins

September 29, 2018

Dear Penny and family,
We feel fortunate to have known Ed as a "friend" here at the Highlands in Marana. Although we didn't have a long time together, we knew
from the beginning that Ed was "one of the good guys".
We extend our sympathy to you Penny, and the kids. Please know that we are thinking of you, and praying for you in this hard time.
We will miss him too !

John and Bobbi Wiggins

Michael & Cathy Galloway

September 27, 2018

Our hearts are with you and your entire family, Penny. We will miss Ed, as will so many others. God bless you all, and may His healing love bring you peace.

FROM THE FAMILY