OBITUARY

Patrick Houlihan Flynn

July 8, 1969April 23, 2019
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Patrick Houlihan Flynn, beloved and devoted husband of Kari Mitchell Flynn; proud and loving father of Gia, Stella, and James Flynn. Cherished son of Carol and David; and caring brother to Molly, Emily and Andrew. Patrick will be greatly missed by many. A memorial service will be held on Saturday, April 27 at 3:00 pm at Weinstein & Piser Funeral Home, 111 Skokie Blvd., Wilmette, IL. A meal of condolence will follow. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to SitStayRead at www.sitstayread.org. Literacy was very important to Patrick. For info: 847-256-5700.

Services

  • Memorial Service Saturday, April 27, 2019
  • Meal of Condolence Saturday, April 27, 2019

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A Cantwell

May 10, 2019

Deeply sorry to your family and to you as a person. I didn't know you, but I became aware through circumstances. So very sorry. Absolute best wishes from my heart.

Daniel Darst

May 6, 2019

I worked w/ Patrick at Neuberger Berman. He was in Chicago managing portfolios and I was in NYC, managing presentations and marketing for the fixed income business. He was a great conversationalist, eager to dip into extensive and expansive sidebars related to history or politics or music. It was a terrific long-distance dialogue and when I left the firm three years ago, he was one of the people who really made an effort to stay in touch.

More important, we spoke often about our children, the joys and challenges of being an engaged dad, a dad who reads, a dad who cares to do what's right.

I'm hard pressed to say more - I am so sorry for his loved ones, his wife and children, and his parents. There are no words to express this type of loss.

Neil Winward

April 30, 2019

Please accept our deepest condolences at Stifel in London. We worked with Patrick from 2010 until he moved role internally in about 2014.
We have incredibly fond memories of Patrick, his intellect and his ready wit on the road in London and the UK.
We are very sad to read about his passing at such a young age. He will be missed very much here.
Our heart goes out to his family at this time.
Neil Winward, Stifel, London, United Kingdom

BJ PARKER

April 29, 2019

Patrick loved his family and loved salads! A tall gentle spirit who will surely be missed - Love never dies and will live on forever.

My sincerest condolences.

Christa Abel

April 29, 2019

Patrick was one of the brightest people I've ever met. His sense of humor was spot on. I always enjoyed the time I spent with him and Kari. There are lots of Boston memories, as that's the timeframe I spent the most time with Patrick & Kari. Their wedding was fabulous and Gia's baby shower was, as well. Those two memories come easily... I'm so terribly sad. I'm grateful to have known Patrick and I'm also glad my husband got to know him and spend time with him. Love to Kari and the kids...

Garrett Lechowski

April 29, 2019

To the entire Flynn family-
I knew the Patrick that was hysterically funny, brilliant, kind, caring and loved his family...perhaps even more that anyone I have ever met.
Five or six years ago, I got to spend some “real” time with him. It was only then I got a true glimpse of him beyond that wonderful exterior. It was a tiny piece, but significant nevertheless. I really wish it would have been more than just a glimpse.
RIP dear sir. You will be missed.

With love,
Garrett L.

PS-Thank you for being a part of me meeting my wife. I am forever in your debt.

Bob K

April 27, 2019

I only had the opportunity to meet with Patrick twice but the impact he had on me is truly amazing. After the last meeting, which was only a few months ago in NH, he and I were walking to the reception area, talking about our families, Chicago vs Boston, and a few other topics. After the meeting was over, I had a happy feeling that he and I, because we were the same age, would be talking shop and bragging about our families for years to come.

I've been thinking about Patrick often over the past few days. I found him to be a remarkable person and he had a big impact on me in a very short amount of time. I wish that I had the opportunity to get to know him better.

My deepest, deepest condolences to his family.

Chris Kocinski

April 27, 2019

Patrick embodied the meaning of the term “mentor” better than anyone that I have worked with or known in my life. He was calm and caring. He listened intently. His intellect and quick wit always impressed everyone around him. Over our 12+ years working together each day, Patrick helped me grow immensely in many ways. I am forever thankful. His lessons and his friendship will never be forgotten. I am truly heartbroken for his loss, and I hope that there is some small peace for everyone in knowing how many lives he touched. And that his memory and legacy will live on.

My deepest prayers to Patrick’s family, loved ones and friends.

Mariana Urquiza

April 27, 2019

Patrick was so effortlessly kind and gave off such a powerfully positive energy. He was so humble, honest, intelligent and genuine. Just the kind of guy you could have a 30 second conversation with and you’d still leave smiling and feeling like the world was a better place because he was in it. He was truly a gift to everyone around him and will be missed.

Colin Donlan

April 27, 2019

I am truly sorry for your loss. Patrick’s quick wit and keen intellect was always a guiding presence in the office. A true gentleman.

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Biography

From daughter Stella:

There are so many people that love you, but there’s
no words to express how much I do. I would say
infinity, but it’s more than that. I am going to miss
seeing the bears play at soldier field with you, but
the last game we went to we won by so much that
any other game would be a let down. I know you’re
still rooting for them with me. There are so many
things you’ve helped me with, that I can’t even count
how many. From listening to Greatfull Dead with you
to chilling on the front porch, those are the
memories I will cherish forever. -Stella Flynn


From daughter Gia:

dad, you loved us all so much. there’s no doubt
about that. you always made sure to remind us of
that every chance there was. you were a strong,
empathetic, kind, loving, caring, strong willed, loyal,
authentic, helpful, talented, hard working, patient,
and dedicated man. whenever you could, always
made sure that you passed along any tips and tricks
to getting through life with James, Stella and I. now,
i will make sure to remind James and Stella of it, and
pass it along to those i meet. i will forever hold
memories of us going over school application essays,
listening to Bob Marley and The Police in the car,
playing card games, or just snuggling together.
those are the moments i will forever be grateful for
and forever hold close to my heart. thank you for
everything, dad. i love you.

From son James:

Daddy, wherever you are, reading H. P.
Lovecraft, eating Pete Millers, drinking Sweet
Dreams of Falkor, listening to Rush, and in no
pain, I love you.


Patrick Houlihan Flynn, beloved and devoted husband of Kari Mitchell Flynn; proud and loving father of Gia, Stella, and James Flynn. Cherished son of Carol and David; and caring brother to Molly, Emily and Andrew. Patrick will be greatly missed by many. A memorial service will be held on Saturday, April 27 at 3:00 pm at Weinstein & Piser Funeral Home, 111 Skokie Blvd., Wilmette, IL. A meal of condolence will follow. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to SitStayRead at www.sitstayread.org. Literacy was very important to Patrick. For info: 847-256-5700.