Dan Flanagan


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Dan Flanagan

Dan passed away peacefully on January 6, 2018 at the age of 90.

He grew up in Salt Lake City. During WWII he served in the navy.

After moving to Seattle, Dan opened Flanagan’s Automotive on Capital Hill where he operated for many years. Active with the Automotive Service Association, Dan was highly involved to help upgrade the industry.

Dan was a private pilot; he loved the time he spent flying his Beechcraft Debonair.

Proud of his Irish heritage, Dan and Joan were honored to have been grand marshals for the St. Patrick’s parade in 2013. Dan and Joan are charter members of St. Matthew Catholic Church.

Preceded in death by his parents Bernard and Lila, and brother Bernard, Dan is survived by Joan, his wife of 65 years, and his sister Lila Carusillo.

Dan loved his family more than anything else: his children Therese (Dan) Evans, Eileen (John) Gray, Brian (Imelda), Julie (Matt) McElroy, Kevin (Hollind), 10 grandchildren and 6 great grandchildren.

Services will be on Saturday, January 20 at 11:00 am at St. Matthew, 1240 NE 127th, Seattle.

4 Responses to “Dan Flanagan”

  • John Fieser says:

    Joan and Family, I am so sorry to hear of the passing of Dan. Our families had many years of memories at St Matthews and Dan was always such a nice and generous man. You are in my thoughts and prayers!

  • Marty Lawson says:

    Joan and Family,
    My deepest sympathies for you loss. Dan was always upbeat and positive during his many visits back East to ASE. His dedication and service to the auto service industry was an insiration. From the get-go, he made this new employee feel welcome and a part of something larger than himself.
    You are in my thoughts and prayers.
    Marty Lawson
    Retired, ASE

  • Ed Schaplow says:

    Dan will be remembered as a person who really worked hard at promoting automotive education and proper repair practices. It was a honor to be mentored by such a dedicated man to the automotive industry. His influence in automotive education will be missed.

  • JJudy Sala (Frank's wife from Evergreen Home)) says:

    I enjoyed talking to Joan and family while visiting Frank. I loved seeing Dan smile. He will be missed by all. He was a great guy.
    Judy Sala

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