Frank Flinn: Wash U. Professor Emeritus, Stone Spiral regular

Stone Spiral Coffee morning regulars began the week on a sad note: Frank K. Flinn, of University City, who regularly set up office at the shop, died over the weekend, we were told. The Stone Spiral (2500 Sutton Boulevard) was home base for Maplewood-Brentwood Patch, beginning around 2012, and has continued as the morning office for 40 South News. Flinn was Professor Emeritus of Religious Studies at Washington University in St. Louis, and was working on a another edition to his Encyclopedia of Catholicism, originally published in 2007. His encyclopedia had been called, “scholarly yet readable,” he liked to tell folks.