George Flynn

George Flynn

We've been made aware of the very recent passing of our classmate, George Flynn, and wish to make the following information available, especially for those living nearby in New Jersey.

Feb. 14, 2014, 5 - 8 p.m., Wake at Smith & McCracken Funeral Parlor, 63 High St., Newton, NJ 973-383-4600

Feb. 15, 2014,  2:30 p.m. Funeral Mass, St. Joseph's Church, 17 Elm St., Newton, NJ 973-383-1985, Reception following the mass at Mohawk House, 3 South Sparta Ave., Sparta, NJ 973-729-6464, 4 - 8 p.m.


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02/13/14 10:29 PM #1    

Alfred 'Cooker' Lotman

Hard to put into words right now feelings about this very sad news.  George and I knew each other beginning in Little League Baseball on thru high school.  I think that George was the finest all-around athelete our class had.  He played both ways when a sophomore on the varsity football team.  Fullback on offense and linebacker on defense.  If my memory serves me he played one game with a fractured ankle and another with cracked ribs.  He took after his older brother Eddie and those were big shoes to fill.  We also spent alot of time on the basketball court and on the baseball diamonld.  I remember George as a somewhat quiet person who let his skills do the talking for him.  I cannot remember a time when he sought recognition for himself, but held the team foremost.   My deepest sympathy to Liinda and his children & grandchildren . I very much cherish the time George and I spent together and will always think of him as the guy with the crewcut who always seemed to have a good word for everyone and a smile on his face.   


02/14/14 12:02 PM #2    

Marty Ganek

Such sad news, although I didn't know George well while we were in school, I took care of his first child for a short time when I first moved back to NJ after the Air Force.  He was a great athlete with a gentle heart and he will be missed by all that knew him.

02/14/14 10:11 PM #3    

Philip Larson

  What awful news!  It's hard to believe.  He was always the guy with the most stamina, the biggest smile, and the can-do attitude.  The planet is going to miss him in many ways.

  When he walked down the halls of the school people used to make way for him.  He was the very best of the best athelete and person.  He knew had some specail talents.  He used them incredibly well on the football field. 

  He used that wonderful smile of his very well.  He ran with an elite crowd from the sports group. But, he never lorded it over you.  He was a kind, graceful young man who always had the time to talk and laugh with everyone.

  It's difficult to comprehend that he's not with us anymore.  I'll keep his memory alive and well within me forever.

 Phil Larson

11/11/19 12:44 PM #4    

Cindy Scofield (Steinmann)

I remember George was always friendly and kind to others. 

12/22/20 08:22 PM #5    

Mark Batshaw

George Robert Flynn, 69, of Fredon Township, Feb. 11, 2014, surrounded by his loving family. George was born Jan. 28, 1945, in Summit and was raised in Millburn. Growing up, George was an accomplished athlete and was inducted into Millburn High School's Athletic Hall of Fame in 1998. After schooling, he turned his focus to a successful career in information technology. George dedicated the later part of his career to developing new and innovative programs as the chairman of the business programs of Gibbs College.

George's became an active member of the Knights of Columbus where he earned his 4th degree. George had a big heart and always thought of others. He was the driving force behind the New Eyes for the Needy program, and spent many hours collecting food to feed the hungry. He made everyone's day better for having interacted with him. His wife, children and grandchildren were the true joy of his life.

George leaves behind his wife of 44 years, Linda Flynn; his two daughters and their husbands

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