Memorial services for Jerrald Michael Lynch, 65, Lawrence, KS, will be held at 11:00 a.m. Saturday, May 26, 2012 at Warren-McElwain Mortuary in Lawrence, KS. Private family inurnment will be held at Pleasant Hill Cemetery, Pleasant Grove, KS. He died on Tuesday, May 22, 2012 at Colmery-O’Neil VA Hospital in Topeka.
Jerrald Michael Lynch, born May 6, 1947, in Lawrence, KS, the son of Howard and Mary K. (Markley) Lynch.
He Graduated Lawrence High School in 1965.
He spent seven years in the Air Force. One year at Lackland Air Force Base in San Angelo, TX, four years at Chicksands Air Force Base in England and two years at Tan Sa Nut Air Force Base near Saigon, Viet Nam and was mustered out in 1973.
Jerry worked at Kaw Valley Industrial for 20 years until unable to continue due to ill health.
He was married to Charlotte Ann Curtiss on May 23, 1975 in Lawrence, KS. She preceded him in death November 14, 2005.
He leaves a daughter Robyn Adams & husband Brian of Lawrence, a son Barry Lynch & wife Jenee of Newton, KS, granddaughter Kaytlin Lynch, Waverly, KS, Granddaughter Joely Ann Adams, Lawrence & Grandsons Caden and Caleb Lynch, Newton, KS, his parents, Howard & Mary & two brothers Galen Lynch, Canadian, TX & Ronald Lynch of Lawrence.
The family will greet friends one hour prior to the service at the mortuary.
The family suggests memorials in his name to the Veterans Administration in Topeka and may be sent in care of the mortuary.
Howard and Mary – so sorry to learn of Jerry’s passing. May you be blessed by fond memories of the good times you had with him and his family. May the Lord Bless and keep you. With our love, Gerald and Dorothy Martin
I was sorry to read that Jerry had passed. I was reminded of my respect for him as a student at Wakarusa Valley and his great attitude towards all of the kids there. Galen and I spent a lot of good times together as kids as well. The Lord’s blessings to all of the Lynch family during this time.
I went to grade school with Jerry and we were very good friends thru the school years. He always had a smile on his face and a nice word for everyone. Our heartfelt condolences for his family. The inspiration that he was to everyone will certainly be missed
Mary Kay, Howard, Galen and Ronnie,
Sending you all a hug and my thoughts during this difficult time. May you be comforted with many wonderful memories of Jerry.
Love, Dee Dee
Jerry and I were good friends in the local DeMolay chapter in the mid-1960s, and were also both in the US Air Force, including Tan Son Nhut in Saigon in the early 1970s. Sorry to hear of his health issues and untimely passing. I’ll remember him as a friend and patriot, he’ll be missed.