Jeffrey E. Lynn, “Mr. Penguin”, was only 64 when he passed away Friday, September 3, 2021 at the Cleveland Clinic while in hospice care. He was born September 14, 1956 in Euclid, to Williard E. and Helen (Maybee) Lynn. He married Kathy Jo “Boo Boo Kitty” (Hopes) June 22, 2003 in Madison.Jeff was the owner of Penguin Mechanical, Inc. for over 47 years and had a very well respected and successful business in the Madison and Northeast Ohio community. His father Williard started the family business in 1956 and Jeff took over the business in 1974, when he officially became Mr. Penguin. Jeff was well known in the community. He started and directed the Madison Community Funeral Team. Over that time, Jeff and the squad performed almost 1200 military funeral honors. Jeff was also the Post Commander of the Sons of the American Legion Jay Wilson Post 112, as well as a lifetime member there and the American Legion Post 601. Mr. Penguin was also a member of the Willoughby Masonic Lodge. He graduated Willoughby South High is 1974 and attended college.He is survived by his wife of 18 years, Kathy “Boo Boo Kitty” Lynn; brothers, Richard (Debbie) Lynn, David (Debbie) Lynn of Texas, Willard (Carolyn) Lynn of California.He was preceded in death by his parents; and his sisters, Nancy and Patty Lynn.It was Mr. Penguin’s wish for no services—just for people to smile and raise a glass in his honor.Jeff was a big supporter of the Madison Historical Society and the concerts in the park. Charitable donations may be made in Jeff’s name to the Madison Historical Society, 126 West Main St. Madison, Ohio, 44057, or the American Legion Jay Wilson Post 112, 6671 Middle Ridge Rd. Madison, Ohio 44057.The Behm Family Funeral Home is assisting the family at this time. Online obituary and condolences may be viewed at www.behmfuneral.com
Published by News-Herald from Sep. 5 to Sep. 6, 2021.