|Edward "Larry" Flynn|
|November 01, 1930 - May 21, 2011|
|Rock Island, Illinois|
|Edward “Larry” Flynn, 80, of Rock Island, passed away Saturday May 21, 2011 at Trinity Pathway’s Hospice, Bettendorf.|
As requested by the deceased, there will be no services. Larry deeded his body for scientific study at the University of Iowa, Iowa City. Memorials in Larry’s name may be made to Trinity Pathway’s Hospice, Bettendorf.
Larry was born on November 1, 1930 in Rock Island, the son of James E. and Katherine (Troesken) Flynn. He married Penny Kish on December 17, 1951 and would have celebrated 60 years of marriage together in December.
Larry received his BA from St. Ambrose Academy and his MBA from the Florida Institute of Technology. He was employed by the Rock Island Arsenal for 33 years in various management capacities, retiring in 1992. He was also a veteran having served 4 years in the United States Navy.
Larry was a great husband, father and grandfather to his family and was always there with words of wisdom and guidance when needed. He was very proud of his Irish heritage and traveled to Ireland with family members on several occasions. Larry was also an avid reader, walker and great story teller. He was known for his sharp wit and ability to make people laugh and his St. Patrick’s Day escapades are a thing to remember.
Survivors include his wife, Penny; children and spouses, Dan Flynn, Milan, Tim (Heather) Flynn, Iowa City, Mike (Patty) Flynn, Bettendorf, Terry Flynn, Queens Creek, AZ, Kathleen (Ken) Johnston, Rock Island; grandchildren, Sean, Casey, Briana, Erin, Neil, Megan; great grandchildren, Steven, Aaron, Christian and brother, Pat (Helen) Flynn, Solana Beach, CA.
He was preceded in death by his parents, brothers, Jim and Richard and sister’s Kathleen, and Isabelle.
Penny, Kathleen, and family,
My thoughts are prayers are with you all. May your wonderful memories keep him with you always.
-- Linda L. Roberts
I love this picture of Uncle Larry. He definitely had the luck of the IRISH when he was blessed with such a loving family....and he knew it. Know my thoughts and prayers are with you and the family. Uncle Larry will be missed.
Penny and Family you have my sincere sympathy. Larry always had a joke to tell us at work. We have missed him at our EOM's.
-- Bev Johnson
I have had the honor to know Mr. flynn and the flynn family for 45 years. Larry had a great influence on me when I truly needed it. He taught me to respect "ALL" people and be proud of who you are.I never had the opportunity to tell him but I would like to tell the whole Fylnn family how much they meant to me. Heaven can never have enough good Irishmen and Mr. Flynn was one of the best.
-- Mike McGonigle
Dear Flynn Family: I wanted to extend my condolences and prayers at this time. I also wanted to tell you what a privilege it was to care for your Dad. Our "relationship" was short; but special. I meet many people, but some leave a mark on your heart or mind, your husband, father, was one. This evening my sister Jeannine commented that she had seen the paper and had known him many, many years ago and what fun he was. He definitely left a wonderful memory with those he met.
I will not tell you to stay strong, it is easy to see that your family has that in abundance. I will say, God Bless each of you at this time.
-- Renee Scherbroeck, PCT Trinity, Rock Island
Deepest sympathy to the entire Flynn family. May your memories provide you comfort.
-- Carla Lofgren
Penny, Kathleen, Sean and family, my sincere condolences and prayers to you.
-- Karen Wilson
To the wonderful Flynn family. Only the fondest memories of all of you and your great father/husband...my deepest condolences and with great respect,
-- Carson doran