2 NEWS has just learned that Pat Flanagan, owner of the popular Flanagan’s Pub in Dayton, has died.
We called the pub a short time ago. Workers confirmed his death to us.
Flanagan was battling cancer. We told you just last week about a fundraiser for him.
Flanagan was well known in the community for supporting the University of Dayton.
The Pat Flanagan interaction I remember most: when he would repeatedly explain to me that “buy backs” had no place in an Irish pub. And then he would give the person next to me a free beer — “there’s your buy back.”
RIP Pat Flanagan, Dayton legend.
When we drink, we get drunk.
When we get drunk, we fall asleep.
When we fall asleep, we commit no sin.
When we commit no sin, we go to heaven.
So, let’s all get drunk, and go to heaven!
Tom Blackburn is a proud U. o' D. alum. He loses faith in humanity one day at a time, but not in you, you seem like you are all kinds of alright. Charter member of the T-Man fanclub.