William T. Flynn
October 24, 1936 – March 4, 2018
William Thomas Flynn was born on the 24th of October 1936 in Manhattan to an Irish immigrant, Francis Joseph Flynn and a German immigrant Estelle Wahman. He was the third of four highly individual and energetic boys; Jim, Frank, and Jack. All the boys attended Ascension Catholic School in Queens NY and served their country in the U.S. Air Force. After high school, William, better known as Bill, moved with his parents and youngest brother Jack to Bluffton Indiana. There he followed in his brothers’ footsteps and joined the Air Force. At a strapping 6’3” tall and 215 Lbs. young Bill headed for basic training at Lackland AFB Texas. In February 1955 he served in Korea as a Security Policeman, finishing his four year tour in Missouri. Unlike his three brothers, who after their Air Force moved South, East, and West, Bill was a true New Yorker. In January of 1959 he came home to the city he loved and aside from short family visits, he never left again. Bill wanted to be a cop, a NYC cop, but he just couldn’t get over that 10-foot wall. So he tried his hand at a few construction jobs until he landed a position with Manhattan Cable in 1965. He loved his job and the guys he worked with. Bill moved up the corporate ladder and eventually became a foreman. He was known by those who worked for him for his generosity, fairness, and shall we say “loud colorful language” when things didn’t go right. He retired in 1999 because he didn’t want to learn how to use those ‘new-fangled’ things called computers. A year later he broke his ankle and with not much else to do he bought a computer. Bill found he loved working on and with computers. He had a quick mind and soon became a computer whiz kid. Who knew? Bill never married and had no children, all the more time and energy to give to others, and he did. He was a generous and compassionate man, good natured and hard working. All in all Bill lived a happy and self-fulfilled life with many faithful friends, close brotherly ties, and nine adoring nieces and nephews. For those of us who loved him it is with great sadness that we say good-bye, but great joy and thankfulness that we knew and shared our lives with William Thomas Flynn and that he is with his Heavenly Father!
- Funeral Service Monday, March 26, 2018
- Commital Service Monday, March 26, 2018