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William James Flynn

William James Flynn, 66, of Wilmington, Delaware, passed away peacefully at home surrounded by his family on July 31, 2022.

He was the loving husband of Louise M. Flynn (nee Wissman), adoring father of Jacob and Gwenyth, and son of William and Dorothy Flynn (nee Valentino). Bill grew up in Philadelphia, where he attended Father Judge High School. He went on to get his undergraduate degree from Temple University, and a master’s degree from Pennsylvania State University and Indiana University.

He went on to have an extensive career in sales and procurement in the metals industry, spanning 45 years. In 1996, Bill met Louise and they married in 1998. Their family was complete with the addition of their two beautiful children.

Bill was a member and former president of the Philadelphia Chapter of the Jaycees. He was an active member of the school board of The Chinese School of Delaware.

Bill was a passionate sports fan, closely following the Phillies, Eagles, and Temple Owls. He loved fishing, telling stories, and spending time with family and friends.

Bill is predeceased by his parents, William and Dorothy Flynn. He is survived by his wife, Louise, and their children, Jacob and Gwenyth. He will be greatly missed by his extended family and friends. He was truly loved by many.

In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation to Benedict Mission House, 1123 Road I, P.O. Box 528 Schuyler, NE 68661 or Delaware Hospice, 16 Poly Drummond Center, 2nd floor Newark, DE 19711.

Funeral Services

A viewing will be held at St. Mary Magdalen Church, 7 Sharpley Road, Wilmington, DE on Thursday August 4, 2022 from 5:30 – 7:30 PM and on Friday, August 5th, from 10 – 11 AM. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 11:00 AM.


    Carmen D. Valentino writes,
    I wish to express my heartfelt condolences to my cousin Billy's entire family. May his memory always be a blessing. Sincerely, Carmen D. Valentino
    08/02/2022 08:47 pm
    Joerg Bruening lit a candle and writes,
    My sincerest condolences for you and your family. I will greatly miss bantering with Bill and his stories. May he Rest In Peace. Sincerely, Joerg
    08/02/2022 09:00 pm
    The Roche Family lit a candle and writes,
    Louise, Jacob and Gwenyth we are so very sorry for your loss. Your entire family are in our thoughts and prayers. Love, The Roche Family
    08/03/2022 12:48 pm
    Chelsea Mains writes,
    I worked with Bill at Chemours, he was always so kind and talked with such joy about his family. He would light up when he shared stories of his children. He will truly be missed, he made the work day a-little more fun. Thinking of his family and friends during this time.
    08/03/2022 03:27 pm
    Kathy Winterringer lit a candle and writes,
    So sorry for your loss. I worked with Bill @ Chemours. He was always so jovial and would make every smile. Makes me smile thinking about him walking pass my cubicle cutting up with someone. Wishing you and your family comfort and peace to face the days ahead and loving memories to hold in your heart. 🙏
    08/03/2022 06:58 pm
    Peter and Adela Melley and Children writes,
    Louise, I am so sorry for your loss. You and your children are in our thoughts and prayers. May God grant you peace as you move through this time of sorrow. With all our love. Peter, Adela and the boys
    08/03/2022 09:13 pm
    Michele Westfield writes,
    John and Michele Westfield. Louise, Our dearest condolence to you and your family. We will always remember all our special moments we have spent together. Bill was more like family then a friend. May God grant to you peace. Your in our daily prayers. Love, John, Michele, John Christopher, Margaret, John Christopher Jr., Frankie, Rocco, Lola, and Honora.
    08/04/2022 02:44 pm
    Trace Hayes writes,
    Dear Louise, Gweny and Jacob: I had the privilege of working with Bill at Chemours. He would light up the office when he entered; always smiling, laughing, saying hello to everyone and of course, teasing me (I secretly loved it!). I always called him Sea Dog for the hat he wore. I can say this, he loved his job, but even more was his love for the three of you! Gwen and Jacob, he was always, and rightfully bragging about you two and kept me up to date on all of your activities. Please know that your husband/dad was so talented in his profession and was very well respected by everyone. I'm going to miss him very much, especially how he teased me. May the Lord comfort you through this extremely difficult time and please know you are in my prayers. Trace Hayes
    08/04/2022 04:39 pm
    Janes Family writes,
    Our prayers and thoughts are with the Flynn Family.
    08/04/2022 08:17 pm

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