Franklin Lynch, 80, of Vineland died Tuesday, June 25, 2013, at home and surrounded by his loving family. Born in Halifax County, N.C., he has been a resident of Vineland since 1970.
Franklin was a machine operator for Yale Company of Philadelphia. He was a veteran of the U.S. Army and also was employed by Wheaton Village as a train conductor in Millville. He was a member of Haliwa-Saponi Indian Tribe of Hollister, N.C. Franklin enjoyed gardening, watching Phillies baseball games and was a loving and caring father and grandfather.
He is predeceased by two brothers, Mack and Ellis Lynch.
He is survived by his wife of 57 years, Elizabeth (Schick) Lynch of Vineland; his children, Anton Lynch and wife Gladys of Vineland, Rosa Linda Lynch of Bridgeton, Brant Lynch of Atco, Gary Lynch of North Carolina, and Mark Lynch and fiancé Kelly Santoro of Vineland; grandchildren: Mark, James and wife Brandi, Brandi, Kayla and Dushonka Lynch, Melanie Reyes and husband Luis, and Alfred Robles; great-grandchildren, Jazmyn Lynch, Destiny and Christopher DiPrimio, Luis Jr. and Sofie Reyes, and Riley and Sofie Robles; two brothers, Arnold and John Lynch; and three sisters, Wilma and Daisy Holland, and Angie Wilson.
Funeral services will be held on Saturday at noon at DeMarco-Luisi Funeral Home, 2755 S. Lincoln Ave., Vineland. Burial will follow in Sacred Heart Cemetery, Vineland. Friends will be received on Saturday morning from 10 a.m. to noon at the funeral home.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Haliwa-Saponi Indian Tribe, P.O. Box 99 Hollister, NC 27844. Please visit dlfuneral.com to send condolences to the family.