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Stephen Charles Flynn

Obituary for Stephen Charles Flynn

November 22, 1960 - August 6, 2020
Astor, Florida | Age 59


Stephen Charles Flynn, 59 of Astor, FL, formerly of Norwood, PA passed away on Thursday, August 6, 2020 unexpectedly of natural (non-covid related) causes at his home. Stephen, the son of the late John J. Flynn, Sr and Maryann J. Hartlein(William) was born on November 21, 1960 in Camp Lejeune, NC.
Stephen attended St. Edmonds Catholic School in Philadelphia and Interboro High School in Glenolden, PA. In his earlier years, Stephen managed and fixed rides on the Wildwood
Boardwalk. His managing the rides was a perk for his nieces and nephews. In 2000, Stephen and his friend Lori started a business repairing roofs and doing handy man work for hotels and motels in the Wildwood area. His mother's motel, Casa Bahama, was an avid customer. In 2003, Stephen and Lori relocated from Wildwood, NJ to Astor, FL and he became a truck driver for many years. The past several years, Stephen started his own business doing small home repair jobs. His weekends were spent scrapping for metal and when he found old bikes he would repair and give them to neighborhood kids. He enjoyed talking to the numerous people he would meet along the way; he always had a good story to share.

Stephen attended AA meetings beginning in 2000. Later, he became active in a club house in Deland. When they had outings, he would always arrive early to help set up and would bring the ice. His fellow AA members gave him the nickname "Ice Man". Even though he had several relapses during the years he made lifelong friends that stayed in touch.
Stephen's favorite pass time was eating, he would call his siblings just to see what they were eating for dinner and to share what he would be making. His meal was always enough to feed 5 people and included dessert. His family and friends will always remember him for his extremely witty conversations and quick-thinking jokes. Being a Jack of All Trades, Stephen was always helping his family with their home projects. Need a roof, need some siding, having electrical issues, remodeling and need sheet rocking, you called Stephen. No project was too small or too big! Stephen even helped his neighbors, who were older. He'd mow their lawns, lend a helping hand with small jobs, and even change light bulbs for them. He would say "they're old and need help". He even helped stray cats in the neighborhood by caring for them until homes could be found. But, most of all he loved his cat "Emma". Every conversation included "Emma" he would go on about how "Emma" did this and "Emma" did that.
Stephen is survived by his longtime friend Lori Calverley; his children Michelle Flynn and Stephen Flynn (Kathleen); his grandchildren Danillo Fanti, Breanna and Kaylee Flynn; his siblings Anthony J. Flynn (Gail), John J. Flynn, Jr. (Bernadette), Maryann K. Flynn (Kim), Patricia L. Hutkin (Bill), Stephanie J. Steinmeyer (Kevin), Barbara J. Ogborne (Carl-deceased), Karen L. Goca (Neil); and his 9 nieces, 10 nephews and 22 great nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his brother Michael T. Flynn.
To know Stephen was to love him. Stephen was a kindhearted, loving, caring and funny individual. Our broken hearts will forever miss and love him.

Family and friends are invited to his viewing on Thursday, August 13th from 11:00 AM -12:00 PM and Mass of Christian Burial, in memory of Stephen, will be celebrated 12:00 PM at St. Gabriel's Roman Catholic, 233 Mohawk Ave., Norwood, PA. Burial at Holy Cross Cemetery, 626 Baily Road, Yeadon, PA.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be sent to: LCBCC, Lake County Animal Shelter, 28123 County Road 561, Tavares, FL 32778.
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