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Thomas D. Lynch

December 7, 1931 — July 10, 2018

Thomas D. Lynch, 86, of Attica passed away peacefully on July 10, 2018 at the East Side Nursing Home in Warsaw. He was born on December 7, 1931 in Brooklyn, NY to the late John and Catherine (Kilroy) Lynch. In addition to his parents, Thomas is predeceased by his daughter in law Bernadette Lynch and grandson Michael Lynch.

Tom grew up (and met his wife) in Brooklyn. He attended P.S. #48; St. Francis Prep and St. Francis College. He moved the family to Hicksville, Long Island as children came along. Subsequent moves to Tonawanda, South Jersey and West Seneca added many special friends and memories. The final move was to the hills of Wyoming County in the late 1970’s. There, he happily settled into a slower pace of life. Tom quickly became involved in St. Vincent’s parish, volunteering for many of the Ministries. Tom was fiercely passionate about his Creator, his Catholic faith and his family. As a 3rd Degree Knight (K of C), Tom became widely known in the Pro-Life Community. His efforts in matters of legislation, education and advocacy were recognized locally and nationally. Tom eagerly attended many of the Right to Life Marches in Washington DC. Accompanied by wife Eleanor, Tom participated in numerous Catholic Charismatic Leadership Conferences at the Franciscan University of Steubenville. Tom was a personal friend of the University’s Founder, Father Mike Scanlon. Tom enjoyed Bills and Sabres games with his sons as well as his daughter’s equestrian pursuits. He was an amazing dad who worked long and hard in order to provide Catholic education to his kids. Post-retirement work included increased church involvement and his role of door greeter at the Warsaw, NY Wal-Mart. Tom accepted his Cancer diagnosis with strength and tact. He had a heart of gold and made the world a better place with his kindness.

He is survived by his loving wife; Eleanor (Calhoun) Lynch of Attica; Thomas G. Lynch of Attica, Patrick Lynch of Irondequoit and Mary Kay Lynch of Attica; sister Ursula (John) Sullivan of Breezy Point, NY; grandson Brenden Francis Lynch of Irondequoit.

Family and friends are invited to call in Saturday July 14, 2018 from 9:00-10:30AM at Marley Funeral Home, LLC. 135 Main Street Attica, New York 14011. An 11:00AM Mass of Christian Burial will follow visitation on Saturday at St. Joachim & Anne Parish 50 East Ave. in Attica. Thomas will be laid to rest in St. Vincent’s Cemetery in Attica.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Attica Rescue Squad 11 Water St. in Attica. For more information please call (585) 591-1212 or to leave a message of condolence visit Arrangements completed by Marley Funeral Home, LLC. 135 Main Street, Attica, New York 14011.

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Saturday, July 14, 2018

9:00 - 10:30 am (Eastern time)

Marley Funeral Home, LLC.

135 Main Street, Attica, NY 14011

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Mass of Christian Burial

Saturday, July 14, 2018

Starts at 11:00 am (Eastern time)

St. Joachim and Ann Parish (A)

50 East Avenue, Attica, NY 14011

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