From Home Furnishing Business
Daniel L. Lynch Sr., 91, Dies
Daniel L. Lynch Sr., chairman emeritus and son of the founder of Lynch Sales Co., has died. He was 91.
He is survived by his wife of 65 years Mary Lee Lynch; his sister Mary Ann Keeler; and his sons Daniel L. Lynch Jr., Judson M. Lynch and Christopher Lynch.
Known for his great sense of humor and friendly demeanor, Daniel was second-generation owner, with his brother Philip, of the Lynch Sales Co., which was established in 1914 by their father Joseph.
Lynch was a lifetime member of the BPOE (Elks), a member and a recipient of the Paul Philips Award of the Rotary Club of Grand Rapids, Mich., and a member of the Rotary Club in Key Biscayne, Fla. He was a longtime member of the Peninsular Club and the University Club of Grand Rapids. Lynch was an avid golfer and a former member of Centennial Country Club. He was an early member of the West Michigan Jazz Society and a supporter of the Grand Rapids Symphony, where he forged a close friendship with Guest Pops Conductor Richard Heyman. He was a member of St. Paul the Apostle Catholic Church and St. Agnes Catholic Church of Key Biscayne, Fla.
He is also survived by five grandchildren: Charles, Megan, Allison, Catherine, and Stephanie.
The Mass of Christian Burial was held Tuesday. The family suggests memorial contributions to the Grand Rapids Symphony or the Crohn's & Colitis Foundation of America.