Leonard Francis Flynn, 77, C&P Telephone supervisor

March 25, 2006

Leonard Francis Flynn, a retired Chesapeake & Potomac Telephone Co. supervisor, died of melanoma Monday at St. Agnes Hospital. The Ocean City resident was 77.

Mr. Flynn was born in Baltimore and raised in Catonsville. He was a 1947 graduate of Catonsville High School and was in the merchant marine until being drafted into the Army in 1949, serving during the Korean War.

He began his more than 30-year career with C&P as a lineman and was a supervisor at his retirement in 1989.

In 1979, the longtime Catonsville resident moved to Thurmont, where he lived for a decade until moving to Ocean City.

He was an avid reader and liked riding his bicycle. Mr. Flynn also was an accomplished outdoor cook who enjoyed entertaining and preparing steaks, turkey, seafood and wild game year-round on his grill, family members said.

"Dad loved his family. He was a teacher and role model to my brother and me. When we succeeded, he stood back and took no credit, and when we failed, he was always by our side," said a son, Robert A. Flynn of Catonsville.

Mr. Flynn had been a communicant of St. Mark Roman Catholic Church in Catonsville and St. Luke Roman Catholic Church in Ocean City. He was a member of the Knights of Columbus Council 9053 in Ocean City.

His wife of 45 years, the former Mary Catherine Wright, died in 1996.

A funeral Mass was offered yesterday.

Also surviving are another son, Jerome L. Flynn of Duncan, S.C.; five grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.

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