Thomas R. Lynch Sr., left this life to join the love of his life, Ellen, his wife of 59 years, who preceded him in death in 2007.
He was born in Bronx, N.Y., on Oct. 13, 1926. He was a son of the late Raymond and Harriet, brother to Violet and Raymond. He was a proud veteran of World War II
in the U.S. Army
Air Corps. He raised his family in Ossining, N.Y., before retiring from the New York Telephone Company and settling in Calabash in 1986. After retirement, he was an EMT with Calabash Volunteer EMS, once achieving EMT of the Year, and for many years served on the Ocean Forest POA Board. He was a longtime member of the Calabash Elks, a member of the AOH, and the Nocha White American Legion in Calabash.
He will be remembered for his love of family and his willingness to volunteer, along with his potato salad, cheesecake, and sausage and peppers.
Surviving are his children, Thomas R. Lynch Jr. (Lorraine) of Calabash, Ellen Fitzgerald of Calabash, Loretta Dingee (Mike) of Little River, S.C., Brian Lynch (Barbara) of Katonah, N.Y.; his grandchildren, Jerry and Jennifer Fitzgerald, Thomas "Tom" R. Lynch III, Greg Lynch, Michael and Allison Dingee, Kevin and Jack Lynch, and the apples of his eyes, his great-grandchildren, Thomas R. Lynch IV, Myles Corday, Caitlin Graham and Miss Sammy Brown.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 11 a.m., Thursday, Oct. 10, at Our Lady Star of the Sea Catholic Church in North Myrtle Beach, S.C.
Visitation was from 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 9, at the funeral home.
Inurnment will be at 3 p.m. Friday, Oct. 12, at Our Lady Star of the Sea Catholic Church Columbarium, with military honors.
The family requests in lieu of flowers, memorials be directed to Nocha White American Legion Post No. 503, 12077 Beach Drive SW, Calabash, NC 28467.
Private online condolences may be sent to the family at www.brunswickfuneralservice.com.
Brunswick Funeral Service, Shallotte, NC.