Mariann Buck Lynch
1934 - 2020
Mariann Buck Lynch

June 18, 1934 - December 31, 2020

Mariann Buck Lynch, 86, of Roanoke, Virginia, passed away and was welcomed into her eternal home on Thursday, December 31, 2020.

Those left to cherish her memory include her devoted husband of 64 years, Thomas C. Lynch; her four children and spouses, Suzy and Doug Wilson, Sherry and Mike Nedzbala, Annie and John Lichtenstein, and Tommy and Rebecca Lynch; her grandchildren, Laura and Ben Vahlberg, Bo and Kathryn Waldo, John Waldo, Zach Nedzbala, Hannah Nedzbala, Jake Lichtenstein, Elias Lynch, Andy Waldo, Noah Lichtenstein, Ethan Lynch, and Joe Lichtenstein; and her three great-grandchildren, Declan Waldo, May Vahlberg, and Edison Waldo; and many friends, in particular her "clothespin" group.

Mariann was born and raised in Tampa, Florida, and graduated from Randolph Macon Woman's College. Following Tom's Air Force career, she and Tom lived in Charlottesville, Virginia for over 40 years. They were active members at Christ Episcopal Church and enjoyed their tennis and golf community of friends at Farmington Country Club. In 2015 they moved to Roanoke, Virginia to be close to family. Mariann also enjoyed many happy times with family and friends at their house on Smith Mountain Lake.

Mariann, Mom, and Maisie was a strong, loving mother, grandmother, and friend to many. She loved life, and often exhorted others to remember to "have fun!" She was a wonderful helper, preferring to work "behind the scenes;" she could see the needs of others and would try to meet them.

The family wishes to thank the caregivers at Harmony Memory Center, Roanoke, Virginia for their loving, attentive care in her last years.

Due to COVID-19 restrictions, a celebration of Mariann's life will take place in spring 2021 at a private service. Online condolences may be shared with the family by visiting

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Published by Daily Progress on Jan. 10, 2021.
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Funeral services provided by:
Oakey’s South Chapel - Roanoke
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I loved my times helping at "the Christmas party" of the year!! Always such a welcoming family into their home and a happy smile on your mothers face. She was a very nice person and friend to many!! I know she is missed greatly.
Tracy Barnett
January 22, 2021
We remember a generous, loving Mariann with those beautiful legs! Love to Tom and the Lynch family from Lena and Kathy
Lena Corrigan & Kathy Zentgraf
January 16, 2021
Sheryl Vaughn
January 12, 2021
My condolences to Tom and the family. Carl
Carl Herakovich
January 12, 2021
Sorry for your loss. Prayers to the Lynch family.
Christine Pruett
January 11, 2021
Marianne was a very nice, warm person. Her family invited mine to Smith Mountain for a number of years- some of the best memories of my life. They also threw Christmas parties each year that allowed friends to catch up with each other. Marianne and Tom raised a great family. I'm one of many who is fortunate to have known Marianne Lynch.
Kevin Kelly
January 11, 2021
Elizabeth Blankenship
January 10, 2021