ROBERT J. LYNCH, II "Terry"
Colonel USMC (Ret.)
Retired U.S. Marine Corps
Colonel Robert J. "Terry" Lynch, II, a Naval Aviator passed away peacefully in his sleep on Friday, June 21, 2013 at the age 90. Colonel Lynch's 31 year distinguished career began in 1943 as a Second Lieutenant at the age of 20 when he commenced his Naval Aviation Training at Corpus Christi, Texas. During Colonel Lynch's career he participated in numerous combat missions from land based airfields and aircraft carriers during three wars, World War II
, Korean War
and the Vietnam War
. During these combat missions Colonel Lynch was awarded numerous medals and citations. After retirement from the USMC in 1973, Colonel Terry Lynch was employed for many years as a Professor at George Washington University in the Graduate Degree Master of Engineering Administration Program. Colonel Lynch a native of Bradford, Pennsylvania. He is survived by his wife of 30 years, Toshiko Lynch; three sons, Robert Lynch of Big Island, HI; Terry Lynch of Maui, HI; and Patrick Lynch of Monterey, CA; five grandchildren and two great grandchildren; one sister, Constance M. Lynch of Eidrado, CA.
Graveside funeral services with Full Military Honors and interment will be held at Arlington National Cemetery on Wednesday, March 5, 2014 at 11 a.m. A reception will follow at Fort Myers Officers Club. In lieu of flowers, gifts are to be made in memory of Col. Robert J. Lynch to: Veterans of Foreign Wars of the United States.