Donald A. Flynn, Secret Service agent

Correction: An earlier version of this obituary incorrectly reported that Mr. Flynn graduated from American University in 1987. He graduated in 1977.

February 10

Donald A. Flynn, a retired Secret Service agent who served on the detail that protected President Ronald Reagan and directed the detail that protected President Bill Clinton, died Jan. 19 at Inova Fairfax Hospital. He was 61.

The cause was a stroke, said his wife, Kathleen Flynn.

Mr. Flynn served in the Secret Service from 1981 to 2005. Then, for a year, he was assistant director of the Treasury Department’s Financial Crimes Enforcement Network.

From 2006 until his death, he worked for the Walt Disney Co. as Washington-based vice president of security strategies for theme parks and resorts.

Donald Arthur Flynn, a resident of Herndon, Va., was born in Lafayette, Ind. He was an FBI clerk in Washington from 1970 to 1973. From 1973 to 1981, he was a Fairfax County police officer and a detective in the major crimes unit.

He graduated from American University in 1977.

Survivors include his wife of 23 years, Kathleen Moran Flynn, and two sons, Jack Flynn and Joseph Flynn, all of Herndon; his mother, Carol Flynn of Chalmers, Ind.; two brothers; and two sisters.

— Bart Barnes