James F. Lynch was born in New York in 1926. In Rye his family lived at 48 Elmwood Ave. James enlisted and served in the U.S. Navy during World War II.
James F. Lynch MM1C
Lynch, James Francis 80, of Clearwater, died Tuesday, July 10, 2007 at his residence.
He was the husband of Amelia (Amy) M. Lynch. They were married 58 years.
He was born in New York City, grew up in Rye, N.Y. He came here in 1982 from Bethlehem, Pa., having retired from Bethlehem Steel Corp., engineering department after 32 years. He had attended the University of Maryland, Loyola of Maryland and completed a three year program in ferrous metallurgy at Penn State University.
He was a member of the association of Stone & Steel Engineers. He and his wife traveled extensively in the U.S. and abroad. He built a collection of models of New England fishing schooners and sailing vessels from original blue prints as a hobby in retirement. He was an avid reader of history and visited many historic sites in his travels. He was a member of All Saints Catholic Church in Clearwater.
Other survivors include a daughter Leslie Westerman of Bethlehem, Pa.; a son J. Michael of La Canada, Calif.; and four grandchildren, Jill Boyer of Bethlehem, Pa., Laura Westerman of Birmingham, Ala., Aidan and Oliva Lynch, both of La Canada, Cailf.
A visitation will be held on Friday, July 13, 2007, from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. at the Curlew Hills Funeral Home with a Mass of Christian burial following at 11 a.m. at All Saints Catholic Church in Clearwater. Curlew Hills Funeral Home 727/789-2000