Charles "Charlie" A. Flynn III, 66, of Lewes passed away Saturday, April 13, 2013, at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia, Pa.. He was born July 22, 1946, in Jersey City, N.J.,, son of the late Charles A. Flynn II and Elizabeth (Andrews) Flynn.
Charlie was a graduate of Westfield High School, Westfield, N.J., and attended Buena Vista University in Iowa. He proudly served his country during the Vietnam War with the U.S. Marine Corps and was awarded the Purple Heart.
In 2008 Charlie retired as a senior security specialist after 10-plus years of service with SAP America, and in late 2012 he and his wife Bobbie relocated to Lewes. Charlie was known for being an avid Yankees fan as well as his great sense of humor. He enjoyed golfing, fishing and after retirement, spending time in the kitchen perfecting new recipes. Charlie loved being out in the sun, most of all at the beach. Although he was 66 years of age, he looked at life through the eyes of a 25-year-old.
He was a member of Holy Trinity Church in West Chester, Pa., for more than 30 years, becoming a member of St. Peter's Episcopal Church in Lewes in 2012. He was also a member of American Legion Post 28 in Millsboro, and a Mason of 25 years in the Stichter Lodge No. 254, F.& A.M. in Pottstown, Pa,
He is survived by his loving wife of 29 years, Roberta A. Flynn (Nonnemacher); a daughter, Errica Flynn and her partner Joseph Fasy of Pottstown; two grandchildren: Alicia and Meghan Jamieson of Pottstown; numerous cousins, nieces, nephews, in-laws and friends. A Celebration of Life will be held at a later date. Arrangements are by Parsell Funeral Homes & Crematorium, Lewes.
He will be remembered as a loving husband, father, grandfather, brother-in-law, uncle and friend to so many. He loved his family and friends above all else and will be greatly missed.
In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorial contributions to St. Baldrick’s, a favorite fundraising event of his for children’s cancer organized by his nephew, Bill Nonnemacher. Donations for this event held April 13, 2013 at Annie Bailey’s Pub in Lancaster, Pa., may be made at www.stbaldricks.org/events/anniebaileys, or checks may be sent to St. Baldrick’s Foundation, 1333 South Mayflower Avenue, Suite 400, Monrovia, CA 91016. Please specify Event #1057 on the check so the donation goes to the event.
Contributions may also be made to American Legion Post 28, 31768 Legion Road, Millsboro, DE 19966.