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John Edward Lynch, Jr

John (Jack) E. Lynch, Jr. LCDR USN (Ret)

Jack died peacefully surrounded by family on December 19, 2011.

Born 90 years ago in Manhattan, NY he grew up in Brooklyn and attended Brooklyn Technical High School. He enlisted in the Navy in 1939, and was later accepted to the Naval Academy, graduating in the class of 1946. He earned a Masters of Education degree from Temple University.

Jack served 25 years in the Navy including deployments to China and “Operation Deep Freeze” in Antarctica. After retiring from the Navy he taught Math at Upper Moreland HS and Wissahickon HS. He was involved in many activities at his church, St. John of the Cross, the Philadelphia Cursillo and Meals on Wheels.

Jack was preceded in death by his wife of 52 years, Maisee Lynch. He is survived by his six children and their spouses, Richard and Kathy Lynch of Richmond, VA, Brian and Lisa Lynch of Clarksville, TN, Kevin and Kelly Lynch of Sullivan, WI, Jennifer and Bill Chieffo of Souderton, PA, Betsy and Steave Klein of Quakertown, PA and Sheilagh and Ed Wagner of Ambler, PA, sixteen grandchildren and three great grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his sister, Eileen Conners, of Staten Island, NY. He is survived by his brother Gerald Lynch and wife Dot of Long Island, NY and his brother-in-law Richard Hannigan and wife Margaret of NSW, Australia and many nieces and nephews.

The Funeral Mass will be held at St. John of the Cross Church, 2741 Woodland Rd., Roslyn PA at 10:00 Monday, February 6, 2012 preceded by visitation with the family at 9:00 a.m. Interment will take place at Arlington National Cemetery on Tuesday at 9 a.m.

In lieu of flowers, a donation to Maryknoll Missions or Habitat for Humanity would be appreciated.

Arrangements by Shaeff-Myers Funeral Home.

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