William Thomas Flynn

William Thomas Flynn, Hill Section of Scranton, passed away early Tuesday morning in the VA Medical Center, Wilkes Barre.  His wife was the former JoAnne Swetter.   At the time of her passing the couple was married 55 years.  

Born 1935 in Scranton, he was the son of the late William Frances and Anna Clark Flynn. Educated in Scranton schools, Bill attended the University of Scranton and went on to work in the Scranton School District as a graphic arts and computer technology teacher.   Bill was a devoted member of the Immaculate Conception Church Parish Community where he and his wife were active in the music ministry for twenty eight years.  A man of deep faith, Bill was also a Lay Monk of the Benedictine Order. He served our country with great honor in the United States Navy.  

Bill loved spending time outdoors with his family and was an avid camper and fisherman.  He loved photography and technology.

Surviving are sons Patrick and his wife Maria Mattei of Plains, Jeffrey and his wife Chutikan of Thailand and Paul and his wife Juanita of Scranton;  grandchildren Patrick, Matthew, Violeta Mattei, Ryan and Ethan Flynn, Sandy and Tarusawan Kaewsut.

Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Saturday at 10:30am in the Immaculate Conception Church 801 Taylor Ave. Scranton.

Friends may call Saturday morning from 9:30am until time of Mass at the church.

Interment will be private at the convenience of the family.

In lieu of flowers the family encourages memorial contributions be made in Bill’s memory to the Salvation Army c/o Scranton Corps Community Center 500 S. Washington Ave. Scranton, PA 18505.


  1. Anne Salerno

    He was such a fantastic teacher and a wonderful man!

  2. Barb McGee

    Bill was a wonderful and kind man with a Perry Como voice. My thoughts and prayers go out to Patrick, Paul and Jeff and your families.

  3. Kathleen A OBoyle

    Bill, and JoAnn, we’re 2 of the nicest and kindest people I have ever met.
    I knew Bill from the South Side Senior
    Center in Scranton, where he was an
    incredibly helpful volunteer. He was a
    man of many, many talents, and he generously shared them with us.
    My condolences to his family.

  4. Susan Coyle

    RIP Mr Flynn, you’ll be missed.
    Thank you for your service.
    From VA employee

Leave Your Condolences

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.