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Formerly of Audubon, JAMES J. McGLINN, age 85
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Oaklyn: WILLIAM J. FLYNN, WWII Army Veteran, recipient of the Purple Heart, former Fire Chief

A Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated at St. Aloysius Church, Oaklyn, for William J. Flynn, 83, of Oaklyn, who died September 8, 2008.

    Mr. Flynn was born and raised in Gloucester City. He graduated from Saint Mary's High School (the Old Gloucester Catholic). He was a proud Army Veteran of WWII and twice recipient of the Purple Heart for his participation in the landing at Anzio Beachhead. He worked for many years as a safety manager for NJ Zinc in Gloucester City. Mr. Flynn was a member of the Welcome/Oaklyn Fire Company from 1960 to present and also served as Chief from 1979-1982. He was a Past President of the former Welcome Fire Co. in Oaklyn and served as a Police Dispatcher in Oaklyn from 1984 to 1995.

    He is the beloved husband of Margaret "Peg"; loving father of stepsons Jack Hutchinson of Mount Laurel and Steve Hutchinson of Deptford, son William J. Flynn, Jr. of Anchorage and daughter Kathy Hunter (Walt) of Barrington and devoted grandfather of Mark Hutchinson (Mindi) of Deptford, Matt Hutchinson of Deptford, Kristi and Jeff Hunter of Barrington and great grandchildren Lucea and Maya Hutchinson and Adam Hunter. He is the dear brother of Sr. Mary Clare Flynn of the Monastery of the Most Precious Blood in Brooklyn, NY, Eileen Gougon of Pitman and Joseph Flynn of Cinnaminson.

    Interment was in New Saint Mary's Cemetery, Bellmawr.