Jack Earl Lynch
1932 - 2011
Jack Earl Lynch passed away late afternoon, Friday, July 15, 2011 at the Hospice Compassus House of Payson after a year of illness in the care of DeVita, whose nurses and especially, Braden Hamilton, made the process bearable for all of Mr. Lynch’s loved ones.
He was born on Aug. 14, 1932 to Bertha Cashman and Earl Lynch in Toledo, Ohio.
Upon his parents’ move to Detroit, Mich., he attended Christ the King grade school and Assumption High School in Windsor, Ontario, Canada. At Assumption High School he received several athletic scholarships to colleges and chose Michigan State.
After graduation from MSU with a degree in geology, he married Julia Simpkins in October of 1954, and immediately fulfilled his ROTC commitment in pilot training for the U.S. Air Force for three years and continued as a major with Reserve Units in flying status. He was called into service as a pilot during the Cuban Missile Crisis.
During Mr. Lynch’s Air Force years; Cynthia Elizabeth was born at Reese Air Force Base, Lubbock, Texas; Charles John Lynch was born in Iiwaco, Tacoma, Wash. base. After his discharge Susan Julia was born in Detroit, Mich. and Catherine Marie was also born in Michigan. After a company move to Arizona, Richard Earl was welcomed to Scottsdale.
Mr. Lynch has two sisters, Marge Arsen and Jean Trotter. Marge preceded him in death.
He is loved by 12 grandchildren who also survive him.
Mr. Lynch can be remembered by his feisty, and good-hearted personality. His memberships in the Knights of Columbus, MOAA and St. Philip the Apostle Catholic Church, along with friendships from high school and college days were all dear to him.
His family and friends express their gratitude and thanks to all Mr. Lynch’s caregivers for their generosity of time and concern.
There will be a Rosary at 10:30 a.m., Monday, July 25 at St. Philip’s church and a Mass following at 11 a.m. Interment will be Tuesday, July 26 in the Veterans Cemetery in Scottsdale. Time to be announced.