Kaul Funeral Home

35201 Garfield Rd, Clinton Township, MI


James Patrick Fyn

October 6, 1929February 7, 2020

James Patrick Fyn, Sr. passed away Friday, Feb, 7, 2020 at Ascension Macomb-Oakland Hospital, Warren. He was born Oct. 6, 1929 in Springfield, IL. Mr. Fyn, an Army Veteran, earned his Master’s Degree from the University of Detroit. Prior to his retirement Mr. Fyn taught History and English at Notre Dame High School from 1957 to 1959; was a teacher/ counselor at Lakeshore High School from 1960 through 1994. In 1996 he came out of retirement and worked at Bishop Gallagher High School as a Counselor until he retired again 2005. Mr. Fyn loved singing, bowling and Notre Dame football. He was an active member of St. Athanasius/St. Pio Parish where he was a member of the Choir for over 40 yrs and served in numerous other capacities. Mr. Fyn was a proud member of the John F Kennedy Council, Knights of Columbus. Mr. Fyn is the devoted husband of Kathy (Weber) Fyn for 52 yrs. Loving father of Suzanne (Michael) Burkell, James, Christopher, Mark and Amy (Erich Drescher) Fyn; grandchildren Timothy, Ryan and Rowan; many nieces and nephews. He was pre-deceased by his parents James W, and Catherine (nee Cronin) Fyn, sisters Nora Carr and Genevieve Naughton. Visitation is Monday, Feb. 10, 2020, from 3pm until 8pm at Kaul Funeral Home; 35201 Garfield Rd, Clinton Twp., MI. 48035. K of C Rosary at 7pm with Military Honors to follow. Additional visitation will be Tuesday, Feb. 11, 2020 from 10:30 am until the time of the Funeral Mass at St. Pio of Pietrelcina Church, 18720 E, Thirteen Mi. Rd., Roseville. In lieu of flowers, Memorials may be addressed to: The Capuchins; 1820 Mt. Elliott St; Detroit, MI. 48207 OR UNBOUND 1 Elmwood Ave., Kansas City, KS. 66103 Share a memory with the family at www.kaulfuneral.com


  • Kathy (Weber) Fyn, Wife
  • Suzanne (Michael) Burkell, Daughter
  • James Fyn, Son
  • Christopher Fyn, Son
  • Mark Fyn, Son
  • Amy (Erich Drescher) Fyn, Daughter
  • Timothy, Ryan and Rowan, Grandchildren
  • He is also survived by many nieces and nephews.

    He was pre-deceased by his parents James W, and Catherine (nee Cronin) Fyn, sisters Nora Carr and Genevieve Naughton.


  • Visitation Monday, February 10, 2020
  • Instate Tuesday, February 11, 2020
  • Funeral Mass Tuesday, February 11, 2020


James Patrick Fyn

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Br Nick Blattner Ofm Capuchin

February 13, 2020

On behalf of the Capuchin brothers, I offer my deepest sympathies on the passing of James. It is truly humbling to receive memorial donations in honor of James's life. Please be assured of the brother's prayers for the entire Fyn family during this great time of grief. May perpetual light shine upon James.

Kimberly Williams

February 11, 2020

Jim was a longtime volunteer tutor with Dominican Literacy Center. He was a dependable, patient, caring and effective tutor for each of the students that he worked with. Jim always made us laugh. He didn't take himself too seriously. Whenever I greeted him with, "How are you today, Jim?", he would answer with some funny quip about being mean and miserable, which would make us both crack up. We loved having Jim on our volunteer team. Jim officially retired from tutoring a few years ago by bringing back his materials. He didn't want a big deal made, he was done and that was that. He will remain a role model of character, strong faith in times of adversity and true grit. Jim will be missed, but his legacy lives on. May Jim's family be comforted by his memory and by God's loving Spirit.