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Our friend, MaryEllen Flynn, died last night. She was one of the good people in the New Jersey-Pennsylvania scene. I will miss her.
Lapich knewel, Tokipahkinao.
Last edited by sschkaak (May-31-2016 03:33:pm)
Oh no. I am so sorry to hear this.
Obituary for Mary Ellen F Flynn
Mary Ellen Flynn, a longtime resident of Willingboro N.J. passed away on 5/30/16 at the age of 81. She is survived by her three children: Eileen Flynn, Maureen DeOrio, and Robert Flynn and her five grandchildren. Mary Ellen led a wonderfully unique life.
She was a high school teacher at Harry S. Truman H.S. in Bristol Township, PA where she pioneered new classes in Aerospace/Aviation, Oceanography, Geology, and Astronomy and Meteorology. Mrs. Flynn was an avid Star Trek fan and used themes from this popular series to create lesson plans to teach Aerospace/Aviation. She inspired love and enthusiasm of space and space exploration for many generations of students.
She was a collegiate fencer, coach and member of the United State Fencing Association (USFA) and co-founded the South Jersey Division of the USFA.
Mrs. Flynn was active in the Boy Scouts and Cub Scouts of America as a leader, member of the esteemed Order of the Arrow, and merit badge counselor. She was a member of the 43rd Regiment of Foot/2nd PA Regiment Revolutionary War reenacting organization, and a friend of the Old Barracks Museum in Trenton, NJ. She was a member of multiple Historical Societies and the Archeological Society of N.J.
Mrs. Flynn devoted a significant portion of her life’s work to her passion for the study and preservation of the history of Eastern Woodland Indians, specifically the Lenape. She oversaw the construction of many Lenape villages. Through lectures and seminars, she presented the history and culture of the Lenape to communities and students. For her lifelong work and dedication Mrs. Flynn has been honored by the Delaware Tribe of Oklahoma in Bartlesville.
Relatives and friends are invited to attend her funeral on Saturday at 10:30AM at the Sacred Heart Church, Mt. Holly NJ. Interment Odd Fellows cemetery, Burlington. Viewing will be Friday evening 6/3/16 from 6 - 8 p.m. at Perinchief Chapels, 438 High St. Mt. Holly NJ.
In lieu of flowers the family requests donations to be made to the Archeological Society of N.J. and the Youth Development Program US Fencing Association.
I'm going to miss her. For those who didn't know MaryEllen, this is one of many examples (just here) of who she was.
Left to right: Cathy Ciccone (Enrolled Delaware of Six Nations Reserve), MaryEllen Flynn and Jim Rementer, at the Delaware Tribe headquarters in Bartlesville, OK, 2007.
(Photo courtesy of Jim Rementer)
That is nice.
Rest in peace, now with friends who went before she did.
I just received the latest Bulletin of the Archaeological Society of New Jersey and see that its publication was supported, among other donations, by "a bequest from Mary Ellen Flynn." So MaryEllen's contributions to Lenape studies go on.