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Robert Donald "Bob"

November 19, 1936 – December 6, 2017

Robert Lynch
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Obituary for Robert Donald "Bob" Lynch

Robert “ Bob” D. Lynch, 81 of Spring Lake, NJ and formerly of Ridgewood, NJ died at home surrounded by his family on December 6, 2017 after a courageous battle with cancer.
Bob will especially be remembered for his deep commitment to and love of family. Bob is survived by his devoted wife of 52 years Ellen (nee Schickle) Lynch, his eight children, Michael and Julie Lynch of Needham, MA, Kristi Lynch and Paul Gluckow of Ridgewood, Steven and Pamela Lynch of Germantown, MD, Suzanne and James Barbi of Ridgewood, James and Tricia Lynch of Stratford, CT., Ted and Jessica Lynch of Wyckoff, Dan and Gloria Lynch of Waldwick, and Brian and Michelle Lynch of Wyckoff and his twenty eight grandchildren. Robert is also survived by his sister Kathleen Lucas of Cape May, his sister Margaret Lynch of Cambridge, MA and his brother David Lynch of Higganum, CT.
Bob was born November 19, 1936 in Bloomfield to the late Hugh Charles and Alice (nee Hanley) Lynch. After attending Seton Hall Prep and St. Peter’s College, Bob embarked on a long career as an educator where he served as a Principal in the Old Tappan School district for over 30 years. After retiring in 1996, he forged a second career for over 15 years with AXA Equitable serving the education market with retirement investment products. He also spent many years serving as a college referee and timekeeper for both the New Jersey Nets and New York Giants.
Visitation will be on Friday, December 8, 2017 from 4-7pm at the O’Brien Funeral Home, 2028 Hwy 35 at New Bedford Rd., Wall, NJ 07719. A Mass of Christian Burial will be offered on Saturday, December 9, 2017 at 10:30am at St. Catharine’s Church, 215 Essex Ave.,Spring Lake, NJ 07762. Entombment in St. Catharine’s Cemetery, Sea Girt.
Contributions in lieu of flowers can be made in honor of Robert D. Lynch to the Jimmy Fund C/O Owen’s Army, Dana Farber Cancer Institute, 450 Brookline Ave, Boston, MA 02215. Envelopes will be provided at the funeral home on Friday.
For directions or to offer online condolences to the Lynch family please visit www.obrienfuneralhome.com.

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When Friday, December 8th, 2017 4:00pm - 7:00pm
O'Brien Funeral Home - Wall
2028 NJ-35
Wall, NJ

Service Information

Saturday, December 9th, 2017 10:30am
Parish Priest
St. Catharine's Church
215 Essex Avenue
Spring Lake, NJ

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