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William J. Flanagan

August 26, 1957 — September 20, 2022

Bill Flanagan, 65, of Bear Creek, passed unexpectedly while on a business trip on Tuesday, September 20, 2022.

Born August 26, 1957 in Wilkes-Barre he was a son of the late James and Patricia Claire (Daly) Flanagan.

Bill is survived by his daughters, Kaitlyn Flanagan (fiance Ian Donohue) of Ridgewood, NY; and Dr. Krista Flanagan Evanish (Dr. Evan Evanish) of Scranton, PA. In addition, Bill is survived by his deeply loved fiancee, Nicole Paris Suozzi, New York City; and her family, Timothy, Andrew (Kimberly), Julia, Natalie, and Teddy Suozzi.

Bill is also survived by brother, Jim (Theresa), Springfield, PA; Sister Kathy (Gus) Estrella, Uxbridge, MA and Penn Lake, PA; and brother and long time business partner, Patrick (Kelly) Flanagan, Dallas PA.

"Uncle Billy" always loved his family above all else, including nieces and nephews Antonio and Patrick Estrella, Katherine and Christina Flanagan, and Rachael, Christopher and Patrick Flanagan.

Bill was the Founder and CEO of Norstar Networks, which he began in 1988 as a small start-up in a local hotel room and guided into a technology consulting agency with clients in over 20 countries.

Bill's passion for people and helping others was well known by those he touched. Bill's greatest asset was his ability to see the best in other people, along with a keen knack for how to help people through their challenges in life.

Bill was a lover of great music, interesting art, inquiring conversation, and a great joke. He was a fantastic father, devoted partner, wonderful brother, and fiercely loyal friend.

Bill's greatest personal joy was spending time with the people he loved - especially time with his daughters, Kaitlyn and Krista; fiancee, Nicole; his larger family and close friends, all of who have a priceless Bill Flanagan story.

The Flanagan family would also like to thank Bill's long-time friend of almost 50 years, Dr. Rick Coslett, for a lifetime of loyal friendship; and Rodrigo da Luz Vani of Dallas, PA, for his kindness and deep friendship with Bill.

Bill was preceded in death by his parents, James, and Patricia Flanagan, next to whom he will rest in peace at St Patrick's, White Haven.

Bill was deeply inspired by the mission of care and compassion of the Hospice of the Sacred Heart, serving on its Board of Directors from its founding date. Those who wish may donate to HSH in Bill's honor instead of flowers, in accord with his work.

Celebration of Bill's Life begins Thursday, September 29, 2022, with visitation from 6 to 9 PM at McLaughlin's, 142 South Washington Street in Wilkes-Barre. It continues Friday, September 30, 2022, with a Funeral Mass at 11 AM in the Church of Saint Patrick in White Haven.

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Thursday, September 29, 2022

6:00 - 9:00 pm (Eastern time)

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Funeral Mass

Friday, September 30, 2022

Starts at 11:00 am (Eastern time)

Church of Saint Patrick (White Haven)

Allegheny Street, White Haven, PA 18661

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