Patrick Anthony Flanagan, 81, of Dayton Ohio passed away peacefully at Sycamore Hospital on July 15th 2020. Patrick was born in September of 1938 in Dayton, Ohio to Robert and Ruth (Clark) Flanagan. Patrick was the oldest of three children. He is proceeded in death by his parents, Ruth and Robert and his sister Susan and her husband Robert Rammel. He is survived by his wife of 54 years, Florence (Eardly), his sister Kathy (Murray) Hudson, his daughter Anne Flanagan (Shawn Meinhardt), son Chris Flanagan, grandson Aiden Meinhardt and several extended Flanagan, Rammel and Eardly family members who he loved dearly.
Patrick graduated from Chase Law School and became a prominent Dayton attorney. Over the past 50 years he touched the lives of so many of his clients and colleagues. Patrick was a partner in Flanagan, Lieberman, Hoffman and Swaim for over 40 years. He always said he was blessed to have worked with wonderful partners, associates and staff. Governor Mike Dewine called Pat “an amazing trial lawyer who provided me with good counsel over the years”.
He was also “the godfather of Dayton Republican party” Dave Vore said this week. Dave Landon called him a visionary and one of the most engaging, humorous and loveable people he has had the pleasure to know. “He was a conservative before it was cool to be a conservative.” Patrick was the longest serving member of the Republican State Central Committee having just been re-elected to his 19th term. He served as the Montgomery County Republican Chairman from 1982 – 1990s. He was proud to be of service to area republicans along with close friends Dave Landon and Danny Hamilton.
Patrick, a proud Irishman, loved people and especially his family. He loved his “beautiful bride” Florence who he married on April 16th, 1966. 15 years ago he met the second love of his life, his grandson Aiden. The two became close “buddies”. As a little boy, instead of grandpa, Aiden called him “Pat” just as everyone else would. When Aiden was six years old Pat bought him a cell phone so they could talk every night. Without fail Pat would call Aiden nightly to tell him he loved him. Upon entering his office people would often ask, my gosh Pat how many grandkids do you have, due to the numerous pictures adorning the walls. He would smile and say just one.
Patrick will be laid to rest at Calvary cemetery. A celebration of life will be scheduled in the future when it is once again safe to join together and share stories of that “Flanagan guy”. Morris Sons Funeral Home Kettering serving the family. Online condolences may be left at Morris-Sons.com.
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