Anthony (Tony) Leland Flynn, 26, a Postal Service employe in Bethesda who was active in sandlot football and baseball here, died Monday at the Shock Trauma Center in Baltimore following an accident.
He was injured Sept. 26 while playing touch football at Mount Rainier Junior High School. The Baltimore medical examiner listed the cause of death as brain damage secondary to a fracture of the trachea.
Mr. Flynn played in the Prince George's Top Flight Touch Football League, which is sponsored by the county's park and recreation department. He was a center on the M.C. Athletic Club. The Sept. 26 game was being played in the Triple A Touch Football League.
He was first taken to Prince George's General Hospital and transferred by helicopter to the Shock Trauma Center.
Mr. Flynn was born at Washington Adventist Hospital in Takoma park. He was a fifth-generation member of his family to be born in the Washington area.
He grew up in Bladensburg and graduated in 1972 from Bladensburg High School, where he had played football, baseball and basketball. He then joined the Washington police force as a cadet, advanced to a patrolman, but left after a year because he wanted more time to participate in sports. He became a mail carrier for the Bethesda Post Office.
He is survived by his wife, the former Teri Gannon, and a daughter, Monica of the home in Hyattsville; his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Yorke Flynn, of Clearwater, Fla.; two brothers, Yorke III, of Chevy Chase, and Michael J., of Beltsville, and his grandfather, Leland Logue, of Sun City, Ariz.