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.