Thomas Edward Lynch Jr. passed away Sept. 24 at the age of 81. He was born in Jersey City to parents Thomas Edward Lynch Sr. and Mary Doust Lynch. He summered in Monmouth Beach and attended high school at St. Peter’s Preparatory School in Jersey City.
As a young man, Tom enjoyed many areas of academic study and extracurricular activities, including boating, fishing and playing the guitar, which became lifelong passions. Later in life he also enjoyed success at the poker table.
Tom attended college at Notre Dame University and served two years as an officer in the U.S. Navy aboard the U.S.S. Bexar. His love of learning continued as president of his class at the University of Pennsylvania Wharton School where he received his MBA and developed skills and talents in fiscal management and financial planning. This led to a wonderfully multifaceted career in finance, culminating in the opening of his own firm, Lynch Investment Counsel, LLC.
Tom had many favorite places where he lived, worked and fished. Devon, Pennsylvania, Marblehead, Massachusetts, Waltham, Massachusetts and Padanaram (North Dartmouth), Massachusetts were all towns that Tom called home. The woods of New England, beaches of Cape Cod and the Pocono Mountains were some of his favorite stomping grounds as a member of the Pocono Dopes.
Tom is survived by his two children and their families: son Nick Lynch of Sacramento and five grandchildren, Daniel, Clara, Jack, Grace and Andrew Lynch; daughter Perri (Lynch) Howard and husband Craig Howard of Winthrop, Washington; Peggy Chamberlain Louden (former spouse and mother to Nick and Perri); and two grand dogs, Maya and Rudder. Tom leaves his dear siblings, Dennis Patrick Lynch and his wife Ann Marie of Rumson, and brother Vincent Lynch and wife Dawn Patrick of Mamaroneck, New York. Tom also leaves an extended family and long-standing friends who loved him for his quick sense of humor, creatively written correspondence and remarkable ability to pen and perform songs for every occasion. He will be dearly missed.
A Mass of Christian Burial is scheduled for 10 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 3 at Holy Cross Church in Rumson. Contributions may be made in Tom’s name to Clean Ocean Action at cleanoceanaction.org.
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