Kevin Patrick Flynn
November 15, 1943 – January 7, 2019
Kevin P. Flynn November 15, 1945 ~ January 7, 2019 Pebble Beach
Kevin Patrick Flynn passed away at his home on January 7 after a long illness. He was born to Joseph and Florence Flynn in Cambridge, MA. Kevin was a 1965 graduate of Boston College and received his Master’s Degree from the University of San Francisco in 1975.
A resident of the Monterey Peninsula for fifty-two years, Kevin was an educator for thirty-five years retiring in 2002. For most of his career, he taught at Fremont Jr. High and Seaside High School.
Kevin was grounded in his faith, family and friends. He was an avid reader and surrounded himself with books…..many that explored diverse views of the same topic. He loved history and the debate of politics. Kevin had a keen mind, a sharp wit and a command of language, both the spoken and written word. He was particularly adept at languages and, at one time, spoke five languages.
Kevin loved to travel. First, home to his roots in Massachusetts to visit with family and friends, then on to New York for Broadway plays which he loved. In later years, he was also fortunate to travel to many other exotic venues.
Kevin served in the Army with a tour in Vietnam. Upon return, he acquired his pilot’s license with single, multi-engine and instrument ratings.
Kevin was extraordinarily kind and generous, never seeking recognition. He had a sense of humility and always put others first. A patient listener, he was always supportive. He was there whenever needed. Kevin’s smile, laughter and gentle spirit are sorely missed.
Kevin is survived by his wife, Kathleen, and his niece, Amanda Baker. He was predeceased by his parents and his brother, Father Joseph Flynn.
A Memorial Mass will be celebrated at San Carlos Cathedral tomorrow, Saturday, February 16 at 1:00 pm. A Celebration of Kevin’s Life will be held on March 17.
Kevin’s family extends a special thank you to Dr. E. John Kennedy, Dr. Michael Galloway and, posthumously, Dr. Jerome Rubin. Also, a warm thank you to family, friends and caregivers for their invaluable support, love and care.
Memorial contributions are suggested to Dorothy’s Place, 30 Soledad St., Salinas, CA, 93901 or the American Cancer Society, 925 S. Main St., Ste. 201, Salinas, CA, 93901. To sign Kevin’s guest book and leave messages for his family, please visit www.thepaulmortuary.com.
30 Soledad St., Salinas, California 93901
American Cancer Society
925 S. Main St., Ste. 201, Salinas, California 93901
- Memorial Mass Saturday, February 16, 2019
- Celebration of Life Sunday, March 17, 2019