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Harry James Lynch

Born June 19, 1938

Harry James Lynch, age 76, of Johnson City, TN and formerly of New Castle, DE, passed away on Sunday, July 13, 2014.

Born in Wilmington, Delaware on June 19, 1938, Mr. Lynch was a son of the late Henry J. Lynch and Ella Marie Snow Lynch. He proudly served his country as a US Marine Corp reservist. Mr. Lynch began his professional career with Acme Markets where he worked in the produce department. He would later take a position as a union respresentative for United Food and Commerical Workers Local #27 in Delaware, retiring in 1993 after many years of dedicated service.

A life member of the Wilmington Manor Volunteer Fire Company, Mr. Lynch served as deputy chief. He also gave of his time and talents by serving on the union board for the Tri-State Pension Fund. An avid local sports fan, he enjoyed cheering on the Phillies and Eagles each season. Mr. Lynch will be dearly missed by his family and friends.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his brother, Daniel S. Lynch. He is survived by his son, Patrick J. Lynch of Fort Washington, PA; daughter, Nicki A. Wood (Craig) of Oxford, PA; brother, Dr. Gary S. Lynch of Irvine, CA; half-brother, Fred Lynch of Bear; sister, Delores A. Kelley of Valencia, CA; half-sister, Theresa Buckingham of Bear; and grandsons, Ian Wood and Max Sheck.

Services will be held privately and at the convenience of the family.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society, 92 Read’s Way, Ste. 205, New Castle, DE 19720.

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  • Patrick and Nicki,

    Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. Dave & Elane Boulden

  • Jim and I went to school together for 12 years. He was a good person and will be missed. My deepest sympathy to his family for their loss. Charlie Burris, New Castle,DE.

  • Jimmy and I hunted, played ball, fought fires and many other enjoyable things together for years. There comes a time when things become too much for us to handle, and the good lord calls us. Rest in piece my friend.
    De DE and Gary, he will be missed. To his kids, Rest assured he was a great man in life.
    Dave Cochran
    Montgomery, TX

  • My condolences to my old friends Gary and DeeDee.

  • Nicki and Patrick, We were sorry to hear of your Dad’s passing. Please know we are keeping you both in our thoughts and prayers.
    Mrs. Maher ,John and Brian

  • Very sorry to hear of Jimmy’s passing. I hadn’t seen him or Gary, Dede, and Danny for at least 45 years: yet, there are some good childhood memories of visits to the New Castle home and family gatherings in West Grove and New London. Jimmy called and left a message for me in 2006 when my mother, Alice, passed away. I put off returning that call until it no longer seemed important. I sincerely wish I had made that call. I can still picture us all as kids.

    I also recall meeting Fred once when he was a small boy. It came at a restaurant in Newark (?) when Harry brought him to a family gathering around Christmas. I think Jimmy was there, too, with Patrick.

    It is my prayer that we shall all meet again one day when God’s kingdom comes and live forever in a world free of pain, sorrow, sickness and death.

    Jim Caudle
    Cockeysville, MD