Mark Howard Flynn

March 3, 1955 - June 24, 2001

03/03/1955 - 06/24/2001

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Visitation
Thursday June 28, 2001
2:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Altmeyer Funeral Home - Elm Grove
154 Kruger Street
Wheeling, WV 26003
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Cemetery
Friday June 29, 2001
Mt. Calvary Cemetery Wheeling
National Road
Wheeling, WV 26003
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Service
Friday June 29, 2001
10:00 am
St. Vincent dePaul Church
2244 Marshall Ave.
Wheeling, WV 26003
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FLYNN, Mark Howard, of Decatur Avenue, Wheeling, WV, died Sunday June 24, 2001 at Wheeling Hospital. He was 46.

Mark was born March 3, 1955 in Baltimore, MD. He was employed as the transportation director at Coronet Foods Inc. in Wheeling.

He is survived by his wife, Lori McCulley Flynn; a son, Clayton T. Flynn; two daughters, Morgan H. and Hannah M. Flynn; his parents, Howard M. and Jean F. Morgan Flynn; three sisters, Deborah Lemons and her husband Kendall of Parkville, MD, Cheryl Raffauf and her husband Jeff of West Lawn, PA, and Carole Flynn and Greg Brooks of Parkville, MD; his father-in-law and mother-in-law, Bill and Charlotte McCulley of Wheeling; a brother-in-law, Bob McCulley and his wife Jane of Bridgeport, WV; two sisters-in-law, Lisa Leinweber and her husband Pat of Dallas Pike, WV, and Lynne McCulley and her fiance’ Rob Ferko of Pittsburgh, PA; and numerous nieces and nephews.

Friends will be received Thursday, June 28, 2001 from 2-4 and 7-9 pm at Altmeyer Funeral Home, 154 Kruger Street, Wheeling,WV. Vigil services will be held Thursday evening at 7:30 pm at the funeral home. Funeral Liturgy with Mass will be celebrated Friday at 10 am at St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Church, Wheeling, with the Rev. H. Joseph Wilhelm S.M. as celebrant. Interment will be at Mt. Calvary Cemetery, Wheeling, WV.

Memorial contributions may be made for the Flynn children to the Wesbanco Trust Department, 1 Bank Plaza, Wheeling, WV 26003.

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Justin Raffauf
7 years ago

“You made us laugh, and now you make us cry.” I love you.

Brian, Leslie, Taylor and Madison Brooks
7 years ago

Carole,

We wish we could be there for you. We’re very sorry to hear about your loss and we’ll keep you and your family in our prayers. We love you.

Andrea Raffauf
7 years ago

Dear Aunt Lori, my deepest sympathy is given out to you. Uncle Mark will be missed by everyone. Always remember the water fights, and jokes, and his unconditional love. He loved you and the kids dearly. And no matter how hard things may seem, he will always be looking down on us and helping us through. He hasn’t left in spirit, only in presence. God only puts us through what we can handle. So i know for certain even though i’m only 14that your family & friends will get through this tough time. With love and comfort for ever&ever, Andrea Raffauf

Buckey/Nancy Pearre
7 years ago

Dear Howard and Jean and family, how sorry we are to hear of your great loss. Nancy and I have been praying for you every day since we heard of it Sunday. May God hold you in the palm of His hand and comfort you and give you peace.

Love in Christ,

Buckey and Nancy

Lil and Jim Watson
7 years ago

Dear Howard and Jean Flynn,

We are saddened to hear about Mark.

We remember the good times long ago

with the school and scout activities.

Please accept our sincerest condolences

from the Watsons –

Jim, Lil, Jimmy, Carol, and Rick.

LINDA AND JOHN SIMMONS
7 years ago

DEAR LORIE,

THERE ARE NO WORDS IN OUR HEARTS THAT CAN CONVEY OUR SADNESS. WE REGRET THAT WE WERE UNABLE TO MAKE THE TRIP TO WHEELING, AND MY HEART ACHES, AND I AM OVER-FLOWING

WITH TEARS AND GRIEVE, AT MARK’S PASSING. WE JUST CAN’T BELIEVE THAT THIS HAS HAPPENED. PLEASE KNOW THAT YOU AND THE CHILDREN ARE IN OUR THOUGHTS CONSTANTLY. I BROKE THE NEWS TO ROB WHEN I VISITED HIM THIS PAST SATURDAY. HE BROKE DOWN AND CRIED WITH ME. HE SAID HE WAS GOING TO WRITE TO YOU. GOD BLESS YOU FOR EVER THINKING OF HIM AND WRITING TO HIM. WE LOVE YOU

LINDA AND JOHN

MIKE, CHRISTY, AND CHILDREN

DOUGLAS KONCZAL
7 years ago

FONDEST MEMORY:WEEKEND ROAD TRIP MOVING FAMILY UP TO BUFFALO.

Ed Kirchmeyer
7 years ago

From your diamond in the ruff !! I will miss you.

Mary Curran
7 years ago

I am praying for the entire

family.

Cousin Mary

Dennis M. Fisher
7 years ago

I have known Mark and Lori for more than 15 years and they have been so thoughtful and caring throughout. My thoughts have been of Mark and with Lori the last several days. Though we live so close, we got together too infrequently – and for that I am disappointed I didn’t take the initiative. Even in our 40’s we think we’ve got forever. I’ve relived memory after memory of time spent with this great friend – hanging out at Muddy Waters in St. Louis, going along with me in my plane from Indy to Ohio in the great “ice” adventure, gawking at hang gliders in Chattanooga, letting me ride his Yamaha race motorcycle, talking Lori into going for a ride in my plane, suckering me into the armored car business then teaching me all I needed to be successful. And so many adventures left unexplored. Your premature departure breaks my heart Mark. I know you’re smiling down on us, dreaming up something new for us to get into – but I can’t get over what’s been left undone here. God bless you Mark, Lori, Clayton, Morgan and Hannah.

Dennis M. Fisher

Chuck Davis
7 years ago

I met Mark when he was with Hill’s Idealease, and continued to work with him when he started at Coronet. Mark was a unique person who could see both sides of an issue, and would try to arrange a happy compromise. I just spoke with him last Friday, and he was looking forward to the summer, spending time with Lori and the children, and making that trip with the family to Canada that he always threatened but hadn’t found the time for as yet. He was a dear friend and I find it difficult to speak of him in the past tense, because his voice, dry wit, and sense of fairness are still alive in my memory.

Hopefully, one day, Mark’s children can look back without sadness and think of what a great dad they had, and how large – despite his much too brief time with all of us – was the positive contribution he made to the lives of the many people touched by him.

From all of his friends at USF, and from me personally, we all offer Mark’s family and his loved ones our deepest sympathies.

Joyce Morgan Wright
7 years ago

I never met my cousin but sure wish he was still around.

Suellen Woolford Wetzel
7 years ago

I went to high school with Mark and we were very good friends…especially in Chemistry class. I lost touch for a few years but saw him again at a reunion. He was a great guy, with a wonderful sense of humor and many friends. I am so sorry to hear of his passing. I am sure he was a good father and husband.

Bill Schirmer
7 years ago

I worked with Mark in Buffalo, and since he and I were the only “out of towners” working in Buffalo, we spent alot of time, both personally and professionally. We were able to have fun and get business done. It was a true pleasure to work and socialize with Mark. My favorite memories of Mark were, basically, all of them. Lori, may God be with you in this most difficult time.

Bill

Carole Flynn
7 years ago

I’ll miss my favorite brother!

Tom Kujawa
7 years ago

I’m sorry to learn of your personal loss.Mark was a special person and friend.Mark was fun loving, caring,intelligent, hard working, all around good guy and a great family man. Over the years Mark always stayed in touch, our conversations provided family updates, personal accomplishments, new interest and work updates. As I reflect back, I have many fond memories of Mark, he will be missed. I will keep you and your family in my prayers.With sincere sympathy.

Debbie Chilaris
7 years ago

Jean, Howard, and girls,

I am so sorry to hear about Mark’s passing. My prayers are with you. I wish I could be with you to put my arms around you. Please extend my deepest sympathy to Mark’s wife. I love you very much. Love, Debbie

GLEN LAZAREK
7 years ago

LORI AND FAMILY,

MARK WAS A DEAR FRIEND. I ONLY WORKED WITH MARK 2 YEARS IN BUFFALOS AT DECAROLIS, BUT HAVE BEEN IN MUCH CONTACT THROUGHOUT THE YEARS AND HAVE SPOKE OVER THE INTERNET AND PHONE MUCH. I SPOKE WITH MARK ON WED. AND I MUCH PLEASED THAT I HAD THE OPPORTUNITY TO HAVE WORDS WITH HIM IN THE LAST WEEK OF HIS GREAT LIFE. MARK WAS A GREAT PERSON AND I MEAN GREAT PERSON. HE WAS A PERSON THAT HELPED ME MUCH IN MY LIFE. I AM DEEPLY HURT BY THIS NEWS, BUT I KNOW MARK IS IN A PLACE CALLED HEAVEN AND WILL TALK AGAIN TO MY FRIEND IN HEAVEN SOME DAY. LORI, MARK WAS A GREAT MAN AND I KNOW HE WILL LOOK UPON US ALL AND LAUGH AND HELP US IN SPIRIT. ME AND MY FAMILY WISH THE FLYNN FAMILY ARE BLESSINGS FOR YOU AND FAMILY.

Stacy Jones Fortney
7 years ago

Lori and Family,

I’ll never forget walking into your home one night to pick Carly up. I heard her laughing hysterically. I went in to see what was going on and Mark was tickling both of the girls while they were trying to hide under the blankets. This game went on for awhile, and I enjoyed just listening to the kids giggle. When we left that night, Carly told me, “I want a dad just like him.”

Over the past five years, our friendship has blossomed into a life time commitment.I watched your family together on Holidays, at Birthday Parties, and let’s not forget pre-school graduations, and one thing always shined through – Mark was so proud to be by your side – Lori. He was so proud of his beautiful family.

I am so sorry this happened to you, and I know the road ahead will not be an easy one, but I will hold your hand every step of the way. I’m sure Mark will still yell down from heaven “Hey Stac – you’re interrupting something here.”

The children will really need your strength. You always have such a handle on things, and I know they will be fine in the future. You both have done such a wonderful job raising such responsible, caring kids. Although Mark’s imapct was short lived in their lives, they were the most important years. They will always have something to give back from what he gave to them. I love you LORI!!!! Stac

Greg
7 years ago

Lori,

Was just listening to the radio and heard the song “If you get there before I do” by Colin Raye. Made me think of you and Mark…He is there and will wait for you until you finish all your chores!

Love you,

Greg

Anne Jones
7 years ago

Lori,

My deepest sympathy goes out to you and the kids. You have been like a 2nd family to my sister Stacy and niece Carly. Over the years picking Carly up from time to time I always looked forward to walking into such a love filled home with such great kids. It always seemed to put a smile on my face. I hope that you realize how special you are to not only my loved ones but all the people that know of you. You are a great mother and have been a wonderful role model for my niece. I know that you can and will stay strong! You are in my thoughts and prayers! Anne

Dawn Six
7 years ago

Lori, I don’t know what I can say to make you understand how terribly sorry I am that you have to go through this right now. When Mom died, you and your family held me together, without you doing that I would have gone insane. I can never thank you enough for all you did for me at that time, but if you need anything at all,even just to cry with someone in the middle of the night, please call me. I love you very much. Dawn

Laurie & Bob Strope
7 years ago

Lori, My deepest sympathy goes to you and your family. We only met once while you was decorating Mark’s office. I always loved going in there, I found myself talking with Mark and looking at the pictures and decorations. He always had a smile and greeted us with a “fine, and you?” All of us in the lab will deeply miss Mark. He was always there to help us with our computer,the new printer he got us and other tech stuff we needed. I’m sorry I missed the services, my family and I was out of town last week. My thoughts are with you and your family.

Take care,Laurie

Wayne D. Patek
7 years ago

Mark was a very dear friend. I wlll miss him. His family will be in my prayers. I am so sorry for their loss. I will miss you my best friend.

Judy Varlas
7 years ago

Mark, you touched my life with your smile and wonderful sense of humor. You always had a kind word to say and I will remember you always. You will be missed. Til we meet again. I will say a prayer for your family tonight knowing that you will be watching over them.

Stephanie Vardavas
7 years ago

Mark, you were such a nice guy. God bless you and everyone whose life you touched. I’m sorry that you’ve been taken from us so soon.

Joe Fannon
7 years ago

My condolences to the Flynn family. Me and Mark used to be friends when we were about 12 years old. I am saddened to here of your lost.

Amber Olnick
7 years ago

My condolences. Mark was a great guy and I will always remember him as being funny and always playing practical jokes. He was a great husband to Lori, and father to the children. I will remember him always.

Kim Natalie
7 years ago

My deepest sympathies go out to his family. He will truly be missed.

Jeff Yourkovich
7 years ago

My deepest sympathies go out to Lori, his kids and family.

It saddened me deeply when I heard about Mark. He was

instrumental in helping Keith Hanson and I start our mobile

pressure washing business. Without him there would not

be a Handy Wash business. I regret that I may not of

thanked him properly. I apoligize that I can not make the

services due to an out-of-town engagement. Stay strong and

positive in this difficult time, May God be with you.

Cheryl Flynn Raffauf
7 years ago

My how I miss that stupid grin or loud “What”; even a smudge on my glasses would be appreciated this Christmas. Just wanted to say Merry Christmas…. you were on my mind today…especially today. Lori, Clayton, Morgan and Hannah,,,,, may the true Spirit of Christmas, provide you with the strength needed in the new year. Love Aunt Cheryl.

Dennis Fisher
7 years ago

Not much time goes by that I don’t think of my pal and long-time friend. You are dearly missed. We have all heard about grieving, letting go, getting closure, etc. They tell you these things take time. What I can tell you is I cannot let go of what was nurtured over 17 years in a matter of months. The simplest things like deleting Mark’s email address or work number are not even remotely an option. Mark’s spirit embraces me as much as ever.

My sincerest thoughts and well-wishes to Lori, Clayton, Morgan and Hannah during the Holiday season.

Dennis

Lacharite Family
7 years ago

Our deepest sympathies to Lori, Clayton, Morgan, Hannah and family

Luc, France

Marc-Antoine, Julie-Mae

Robert and Elizabeth French
7 years ago

Our deepest sympathy. May God’s grace guide you through this difficult time.

Deirdre & Benjamin Duda
7 years ago

Our Prayers and Sympanthies to Lori and family. I only meet him once but he left the memory of a wonderful man, husband, and father. He is in Heaven now and there is not a better place to be. All our love Deirdre & Benjamin

Mary Ellen and Oscar Schraml
7 years ago

Our prayers are with you.

Uncle Oscar and Aunt Mary

Mark & Ann Long
7 years ago

Our prayers are with your family. We never met Mark, but we pray for peace for all of you.

The Turney Family
7 years ago

Our sympathy is with you and your family

FRANK AND DEE MANDLEY
7 years ago

OUT THOUGHTS AND PRAYERS ARE WITH YOU AND YOUR FAMILY

T/C Distribution Company
7 years ago

Terry Rotas & Bob Kowalewski and all of our crew at T/C send our condolences to the Family.

Mark was a real Gentleman, over the years of doing business, Mark would always strive to resolve all issues with consideration given to all parties. He will be missed.

James & Ruth Baskette
7 years ago

To Howard and family,

Some people are a special part of every life they touch and that is why your son will be missed so very much.

With Sympathy,

Jim & Ruth Baskette

Bill&Dot Curran and Sons
7 years ago

To Lori and Kids and to both sides of the family.Where do I start?I am so sorry for you and the kids and Howard and Jean and the sisters.Mark was a great guy.I have so many GREAT memories of him.I would need this entire web site to list them all..Even though as we grew up and moved away from each other,I always kept up on Mark and you guys and how you were doing.Our prayers go out to everyone..Bill&Dot

Linda and John Simmons
7 years ago

TO MY NEPHEW -MARK

I WAS ONLY 7 WHEN YOU WERE

CHRISTENED. I REMEMBER BEING

AT YOUR GRANDMOM FLYNN’S HOUSE

LOOKING AT YOU LYING ON HER SOFA. OF COURSE THERE ARE A LOT OF OTHER MEMORIES I HAVE OF YOU, AS YOU AND YOUR SISTERS AND ME AND BILL AND PAT WERE REALLY ALL KIDS GROWING UP. I BABYSAT ALL OF YOU ON AND OFF AND SPENT A WEEK OR TWO AT THE HOUSE IN MORAVIA DURING THE SUMMER. I ALWAYS LOOKED FORWARD TO STAYING. THERE ARE SO MANY WONDERFUL THINGS THAT I REMEMBER. A LOT

I CAN’T MENTION AS THEY ARE

A LITTLE ONERY I JUST CANT’T BELIEVE THAT YOU ARE NOT HERE ANYMORE. MY HEART ACHES, AND I SHALL MISS YOU WITH MY HEART AND SOUL TIL WE MEET AGAIN AND REUNITE WITH ALL OUR DEPARTED LOVE ONES IN HEAVEN. I LOVE YOU MARK

YOUR AUNT

LINDA JEAN EVANS SIMMONS

AND YOUR UNCLE JOHN

WHO ALSO THOUGHT THE WORLD

OF YOU

MARK DAVIS
7 years ago

VERY SORRY TO HEAR ABOUT MARK.HE WAS A GREAT PERSON TO WORK WITH AND A GOOD FRIEND.HE WILL BE SADLY MISSED

Kathy and Tony Organt
7 years ago

We are so very sorry to hear this very sad news and you and the children are in our thoughts and prayers. Hope it at least comforts you to know that many from my family will hold you in their thoughts and prayers as well. We have all been deeply saddened by this terrible tragedy and, although we are unable to make the funeral mass, we will be making a contribution to the trust fund and will have a mass said in Mark’s name at our church here in VA Beach. God Bless you all.

With sympathy,

Kathy and Tony Organt and girls

Greg’s Sister and Brother-in-law

Chuck and Mary Deitrick
7 years ago

We want to express our sincere love for everyone during this time. We are forever grateful for all the wonderful, happy and fun memories . Chuck and I know that many hearts are heavily sadden from this event. However, God gave us all a gift when he allowed Mark to be a part of our lives. May the joy, peace and comfort of God’s love be with all of the family forever.