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John Dennis Flood

November 20, 1942 — March 21, 2016

(Lt. Col) FLOOD, John Dennis of Centerville, Ohio passed away on March 21, 2016 after a brave and valiant fight against Lewy Body dementia. He was 73 years old. John was a graduate of Jackson High School, class of 1960, and received his BA from Kent State University in 1965, Juris Doctor from Lincoln College in 1973, and MA from Webster College in 1980. He was a Vietnam Veteran and served his country for 21 years as an officer in the United States Air Force posted in Texas, California, Colorado, Virginia and Ohio. John pursued a career in defense contracting and then at NCR in Dayton after retiring from the military in 1985. John was a competitive marathon runner, completing 4 marathons including Pikes Peak and New York City, and an avid outdoors man, hiking the Rockies, Sierras, Smokies, Whites and Ben Nevis in Scotland. John loved learning about all things, but mostly History, be it his own family, city, country or world, and he never tired of exploring the community in which he lived. Over the years John participated in various organizations that reflected his passions and heritage such as the Caledonian Society, the Kettering Striders and sponsor family to cadets at the United States Air Force Academy. However, of all his roles, the ones that suited him best were those of beloved grandpa, father and devoted husband. John's dedication to his family was without limits or demands and his gifts of love, support, laughter and friendship will be heartily missed. Preceded in death by his father James Flood, mother Mary Flood and brother Thomas Flood. He is survived by his wife of 50 years, Patricia, his daughters, Robin Gassen (Michael), Ellen Flood (Liza Bippus), Kristin Hanes and Jennifer Flood (Alexander Hughes) , his granddaughters Kaitlyn Evans (Dan), Kendall Gassen, Victoria Hanes, Patricia Gassen, his grandson Zachary Hughes, his great-granddaughter Maisie Evans, his brother James Flood (Pat) and his nieces and nephews. The family will receive friends from 5:00-7:00pm on Friday, March 25th 2016 at Routsong Funeral Home in Centerville, 81 N. Main St., Centerville. The family would like to express our thanks for the wonderful help and care given by Hospice of Dayton. If desired, friends may make memorial contributions to Hospice of Dayton, 324 Wilmington Ave., Dayton, OH 45420.

Funeral Home:
Centerville Routsong Funeral Home
81 N. Main St.
Centerville, OH
US 45459

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Tuesday, March 22, 2016

Arlington National Cemetery

Arlington, VA 00000

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Friday, March 25, 2016

5:00 - 7:00pm (Eastern time)

Routsong Funeral Home & Cremation Services - Centerville

81 North Main Street, Centerville, OH 45459

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