Lynn, David E.
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David Emery Lynn, 83, of Stamford, Connecticut died on June 17, 2013 at Greenwich Hospital. He is survived by his wife of 58 years, Sara Whitcomb Lynn, his sons, David Whitcomb Lynn of Del Mar, California, Douglas Walters Lynn of Norwalk, Connecticut, and 5 grandchildren: David Jonathan Lynn, Nina McCoy Lynn, Carter Hawkins Lynn, Kathryn Elizabeth Lynn, Kyra Sword Lynn, and a sister, Marjorie Lynn Holland of Lincoln, Massachusetts. Dave is predeceased by his parents, Alice Manson Lynn and David E. Lynn and a sister, Barbara Lynn Hunter Cady.
Dave was born on October 20, 1929 at Presbyterian Hospital, New York City, and raised in Larchmont, NY, attending the Murray Avenue School and Mamaroneck High School. He was graduated from Colby College in 1952, where he was a member of Delta Kappa Epsilon fraternity and a founding member of the men's singing group, the Colby Eight. He entered Officer Candidate School in Newport, RI, and was commissioned an Ensign in the U.S. Navy, eventually retiring from the Reserve with the rank of Captain in 1989.
Dave's civilian career was spent at Bankers Trust, American Express, Western Bankcorp, and Citibank, and included leading several innovative process improvement projects and programs. He implemented Bankers Trust's first mainframe computer, worked with Mayor Koch improving NYC's Health and Hospitals Corporation and optimized Citibank's branch office operations throughout 22 countries.
As a member of the Larchmont Yacht Club for nearly 50 years, he was an ardent promoter of junior sailing, serving as Chairman of the Junior Sailing Committee and multiple junior sailing events. He was a member of Larchmont Yacht Club's Race Committee and of its Model Yacht Club. He also served as Assistant Scout Master of Troop 2, Boy Scouts of America, in Larchmont, NY.
Dave was an avid yachtsman, navigator and teacher. As a woodworker and craftsman, he was immensely capable, using his hands to build or rebuild furniture and other wooden products. From many years of helping others with their home and yacht challenges, one of David's last accomplishments was the publication of two books, "My HOUSE NOTES" and "My BOAT NOTES".
A memorial service will be held on July 29, 2013 at 10:00 AM at the First Presbyterian Church, Stamford, Connecticut. His ashes are to be scattered at sea by the U.S. Navy.
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Published in StamfordAdvocate on June 27, 2013