Donald Joseph Lynch

Donald Joseph Lynch

Thursday, November 9th, 1933 - Monday, October 14th, 2019
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Donald Joseph Lynch, formerly of Chaffee, NY died Monday, October 14, 2019 at the Autumn View Health Care Facility in Hamburg at the age of 85.

He was born on November 9, 1933 in Brooklyn, NY a son of the late George and Helena (nee Seewaldt) Lynch. He grew up on a farm on Genesee Road and stayed on Genesee Road until hospitalized in 2013. He was a United States Army Korean War Veteran and a member of St. Jude's Church in Sardinia. He was an exempt member of the Chaffee-Sardinia Fire Department and a former town councilman for Sardinia. He was also a 4th degree knight for the Knights of Columbus, Arcade.

Don was self-employed and owned and operated the Don Lynch Packing House in Chaffee.

He is survived by his wife, Mary (Klimczak) Lynch whom he married October 5, 1963 at St. Mary's Church in East Arcade; his children: Mary Paula (late Leigh) Nevinger of Hamburg, Leann (Gary) Maloney of Cheektowaga and Kevin (Amy) Lynch of East Aurora; his grandchildren: Wendy, Danielle, Christine, Daniel and Ban; also survived by several nieces and nephews.

He is preceded in death by his parents and his siblings - Robert, Joan and George Lynch, Jr.

Friends may call Wednesday October 16, 2019 from 1-4 pm at W. S. Davis Funeral Home, Inc., 358 W. Main St., Arcade. A Memorial Mass will be held on Friday, October 25, 2019 at 11 am in St. Jude's Church, Sardinia where Rev. Alfons Osiander will officiate. Interment will be held in SS Peter & Paul Cemetery, Arcade.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the SSJ Sister Karen Klimczak Center for Nonviolence, 80 Durham Ave, Buffalo, NY 14215.
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  • Visitation

    Wednesday, October 16th, 2019 | 1:00pm - 4:00pm
    Wednesday, October 16th, 2019 1:00pm - 4:00pm
    W. S. Davis, Inc. Funeral Home
    358 W. Main St.
    ARCADE, NY 14009
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  • Service

    Friday, October 25th, 2019 | 11:00am
    Friday, October 25th, 2019 11:00am
    St. Jude's Church
    Genesee Rd.
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    Rev. Alfons Osiander
  • Interment

    SS Peter & Paul Cemetery
    Main St.
    ARCADE, NY 14009
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Steve hammond

Posted at 12:45pm
There's not been a greater man in my life who taught me discipline and integrity throughout each day I worked with him on the foundations of Christianity, patriotic history, and family. It's evident that I learned alot from this man, wish we had more people like him who would take time out for those who wish to learn. There's not a day that goes by that I don't put to practice what he said. With love, Steve and Melanie Hammond

Elaine Nowak

Posted at 06:33pm
Dear Mary, I was so sorry to learn about Don's passing. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family at this difficult time. Love, Elaine.

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