John A. Lynch
1937 - 2020
BORN
1937
DIED
2020
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Wilmington, NC
JOHN A. LYNCH John A. Lynch, retired publisher of the Wilmington Star News, died Thursday, December 3, 2020, in Wilmington. He was 83 years old. John served as publisher of the Wilmington newspaper 1988-2001. He spent 20 years as publisher, at separate times, of newspapers in Houma, La., Thibodaux, La. and Morgan City, La. A native of Goldsboro, NC, he was husband of Gloria "Glo" Lynch, of Wilmington, who grew up in Memphis, Tenn. John and Glo met while each worked for United Press International (UPI) in Richmond, Va. John's first newspaper job was as a reporter trainee in Goldsboro. He also worked for UPI based in Montgomery, Ala., and was later UPI news and state manager in Virginia. Survivors, in addition to Glo include their son, W. Brock Lynch of Wilmington, and two granddaughters, Carter Lynch and Luci Lynch, both of Washington, NC. He was a son of the late Lawrence and Rachel Lynch of Goldsboro, and brother of the late Sam Lynch and the late George Lynch, of Raleigh, and the late Laura Lynch Spencer, of Rocky Mount, NC. Due to the coronavirus, service for John will be private. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to North State Game Club Foundation, 68 St. Margaret St., Charleston, SC 29403
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Published by Wilmington Star-News on Dec. 6, 2020.
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Glo I’m so sorry. Please know you and Brock are in my prayers.
Jodie Rippy
Friend
December 17, 2020
John led a fine life as a leader in his community and within his profession. He was a true outdoorsman. He will be missed by his many friends in the Wilmington Rotary Club.
Hansen Matthews
Friend
December 9, 2020
I met John while we were both patients at UNC nearly 14 years ago. We both participated in a grueling clinical trial and enjoyed seeing each other during our years of survivorship. My heart hurts. Much love to Glo and the family.
Tomma Hargraves
Friend
December 9, 2020
John was an older cousin who I admired and respected. He was the last living sibling of his immediate family. Prayers of sympathy for the family
Linda Lynch Aycock
Family
December 8, 2020
In loving memory of a wonderful person. We will love you and miss you always.
Tina Lynch
December 8, 2020
May God bless you and your family in this time of sorrow. I worked at the HOUMA COURIER for 26 years before I retired and remember him well.
Linda LeCompte
Coworker
December 7, 2020
I will miss Paperboy (Nickname)! Please rest in Peace & find your hunting buddies! I will remember the good times we had!
Kenneth A Fortier
December 7, 2020
Glo, I’m so sorry for your loss. Sending prayers your way.
Jeanne Chiasson
Friend
December 6, 2020
Glo, Joe and I are so sad to hear of your los. John was a one of a kind boss and friend. He was the best of the best. We send love and prayers to you and your family at this time. He will be greatly missed.
Peggy Bougard
Coworker
December 6, 2020
I have you and your family in my thoughts and prayers.
December 6, 2020
Glo and Brock.....please know you are in my thoughts and prayers.
Brenda Harriss
Friend
December 6, 2020
Such a wonderful boss & friend. I will miss you. RIP.
Marcie Fox
Coworker
December 6, 2020
Glo, I am so saddened by the news of John’s death. He was such a mentor to me! I thought the world of him! May God give you and your family peace at this time of great sorrow!
Gary A Palmer
Friend
December 6, 2020
Gloria, Lu and I are thinking of you at this time. John was one of a kind. He will be missed! Love, Lu and John Fitzwater
John Fitzwater
Coworker
December 6, 2020
John and I have been friends since 6 th grade in William St. School in Goldsboro. John was our high school football center and was a ranked statewide standout . I was at his right on offence and Dortch Langston had his hands under his butt as our quarterback in a split T formation. John went on to college and a career in journalism which put him in the center of action many years and especially during the turbulent 60s in southern locations like Birmingham ,AL. In recent years John and I have been in frequent contact to keep up with our home town friends and solve the problems of the world . We were like minded in concern for a better world with less bitterness . He was and will be my dear friend .
J. Donald Keen
Classmate
December 5, 2020
Glo, My deepest condolences go out to you and your family during this difficult time. I remember you fondly speaking of your sweetheart and I know you will miss him dearly. May you find comfort in knowing that he is with our Lord. Much love, Barbara
Barbara Huntley (Sabatini)
Coworker
December 5, 2020
Flo, A wonderful lifetime of memories. Our sympathy is with you and your family. Kaye and Dortch Langston
Dortch Langston
Friend
December 4, 2020
Our thoughts and prayers with you at this difficult time. Rob and Carolyn McEachern
Carolyn and Rob McEacheen
Friend
December 4, 2020
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