James N. Flynn
James Norman Flynn, 92, a two year resident of Ft. Myers, FL, formerly of New York, NY, passed away Saturday, June 18, 2016 in Ft. Myers. He was born February 27, 1924 in Dublin, Ireland to James and Isabella Flynn, now deceased.
James was of the Catholic faith. Captain Flynn was a WW2 Veteran who survived after two of his ships were torpedoed by two German U Boat’s in the North Atlantic, he was taken prisoner on one such occasion but released into a neutral country after a two week confinement. Later on in the war he returned to sea where his ship hit a mine of the coast of Yugoslavia. He was found caked in ice and presumed to be dead but survived but to later spend 18 months in two VA Hospitals with T.B. He retired from sea duty to open up a nautical Antique Shop in Manhattan for many years until retirement.
James is survived by a brother, Patrick Flynn of Ft. Myers; a nephew, Stephen Flynn of Jasper, TN; as well as three nieces, Adrienne Gettman of Ft. Myers, Keli Davidson (Charles) of San Antonio, TX and Patricia Robinson (Carl) of Bartonville, TX.
No formal services are planned at this time.
Memorial Contributions in memory of James Norman Flynn are suggested to St. Jude’s Children’s Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105.
Mullins Memorial Funeral Home & Cremation Service, Ft. Myers, is entrusted with final care.