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James Allen "Jim" O'Flynn

April 9, 1944 December 4, 2018
James Allen "Jim" O'Flynn
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Obituary for James Allen "Jim" O'Flynn

James Allen “Jim” O’Flynn of Wixom was born April 9, 1944 in Detroit, Michigan to Oswald J. and Helen (nee: Pence) O’Flynn. He died December 4, 2018 at the age of 74.

Jim is the beloved husband of 48 years to Diana Jean (nee: Samus) O’Flynn. Loving father of Jennifer Ann (Dennis) Kearns and Timothy Allen O’Flynn. Grandfather of Nathan Schihl, Nolan Schihl, Falyn O’Flynn, Aiden Kearns and MaryJane Kearns. Brother of Rosemary (Francis) Sutter, Sr. Margaret “Peg” O’Flynn, OP, and the late Thomas (Delores) O’Flynn. Also survived by numerous nieces, nephews, extended family members and friends.

Jim was born and raised in Detroit. He attended Detroit Catholic Central High School and went on to the University of Detroit Mercy where he earned his bachelor degree. He later obtained his Master’s Degree from Siena Heights University. In addition to his academic career, he was Vietnam War Army veteran where he served as a paratrooper and was awarded the Purple Heart. He worked for IBM for 30 years and went on to develop Siena Heights University’s nationally recognized online program. His hobbies included woodworking, sailing, model trains and traveling up north. Above all he enjoyed spending time with his family and friends.

Funeral mass from St. William Catholic Church 531 Common Street Walled Lake Monday, 10 AM (In State 9:30 AM). Interment Great Lakes National Cemetery, Holly. Friends may visit Lynch & Sons Funeral Home 340 N. Pontiac Trail Walled Lake (3 Blks. S. of Maple Rd.) Sunday 2-8 PM (Vigil Service 7 PM).


Previous Events

Visitation

Sunday

9

Dec

2:00 PM 12/9/2018 2:00:00 PM - 8:00 PM 12/9/2018 8:00:00 PM
Lynch & Sons Funeral Home - Walled Lake

340 North Pontiac Trail
Walled Lake, MI 48390

Lynch & Sons Funeral Home - Walled Lake
340 North Pontiac Trail Walled Lake 48390 MI
United States

Vigil Service

Sunday

9

Dec

7:00 PM 12/9/2018 7:00:00 PM
Lynch & Sons Funeral Home - Walled Lake

340 North Pontiac Trail
Walled Lake, MI 48390

Lynch & Sons Funeral Home - Walled Lake
340 North Pontiac Trail Walled Lake 48390 MI
United States

Visitation

Monday

10

Dec

9:30 AM 12/10/2018 9:30:00 AM - 10:00 AM 12/10/2018 10:00:00 AM
St. William Catholic Church

531 Common Street
Walled Lake

St. William Catholic Church
531 Common Street Walled Lake
United States

Funeral Mass

Monday

10

Dec

10:00 AM 12/10/2018 10:00:00 AM
St. William Catholic Church

531 Common Street
Walled Lake

St. William Catholic Church
531 Common Street Walled Lake
United States

Committal Service

Tuesday

11

Dec

1:00 PM 12/11/2018 1:00:00 PM
Great Lakes National Cemetery

4200 Belford Rd.
Holly, MI 48442

Great Lakes National Cemetery
4200 Belford Rd. Holly 48442 MI
United States

Cemetery Details

Location

Great Lakes National Cemetery Final Resting Place

4200 Belford Rd.
Holly, MI 48442

4200 Belford Rd. Holly 48442 MI
United States
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