John Patrick Lynn

June 29, 1946 - December 4, 2016

06/29/1946 - 12/04/2016

Past Services

Saturday December 10, 2016
10:00 am
St. Paul's Catholic Church
Flushing, OH 43977
740-968-4159 | Directions

John Patrick “JP” Lynn passed away with his wife Sharon of 50 years and other loving family by his side on December 4, 2016. He was born on June 29, 1946 in Syracuse, NY to the late John and Patricia Lynn. He was a dedicated “Syracuse Orange” fan who loved cheering for their sports teams.
He is survived by his sister Barbara Maphey (Ron), two brothers Timothy Lynn (Jan) and William Lynn (Joanne) wife Sharon and four children, Kelly Elliott (Phil), Matthew Lynn, Patty Strathmann (Glen), Jason Lynn and ten grandchildren: Dillon O’Sullivan, Collin Berger, Savannah Lynn, Jake O’Sullivan, Kasey O’Sullivan, Sammy Strathmann, Noah Strathmann, Joshua Lynn, Myles Lynn, and Gabriella Lynn.
The family would like to extend a heartfelt thank you to the staff of Norfolk Sentara 6RP, Norfolk Sentara Infusion Center and the Adult Bone Marrow Transplant Center at Duke Medical Center.
A Church service will be held in his honor on Saturday, December 10 at 10:00am at St. Paul’s Catholic Church in Portsmouth, VA where he was a member. A celebration of Life will also be held in Syracuse, NY on December 18.
In lieu of flowers, the family has asked that blood and platelet donations be made at the Red Cross or other locations.
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C Scott Florczyk
6 years ago

JP (Mr Lynn) was awesome and will always be remembered. My thoughts and prayers are with you all! Love you!

Tom and Dorie Armstrong
6 years ago

Sharon, Kelly, Matt, Patty, Jason, and all your families, we are so sad to learn of your loss. We will always remember John’s big smile and wonderful sense of humor! I, too, will remember him as a dad who attended parent-teacher conferences! We are so sorry that we can’t join you on the 18th to celebrate John’s life. We are hosting a holiday open house. Please know that we are thinking of all of you and extending our sincere sympathy. Tom and Dorie

Marion Bierman
6 years ago

So sorry to read of John’s death. Our family has many childhood memories of John and his family. Esther and Bud, Mary and John and Patty and John were quite a crew. I remember our visit to you in Florida and all the good times at camp. My thoughts are with Sharon and family. The Bierman kids – Marion ,Virginia and John

janis and J T lewis
6 years ago

Kelly and family,so very sorry to hear about the loss of your father,he was a dry nice and kind man,we did not see him a lot,but I do remember his smiling face and kind words! God Bless

Teresa Engelbrecht
6 years ago

Sharon…..I was so sorry to read about John in this mornings paper…I will always remember him as a quiet guy with a nice kind smile on his face..
Its sounds like he went through alot before he died so I am sure when he was greeted “up above” they gave him a nice big lounge chair and said ” Rest now you deserve it!!”
Take care
Terry Engelbrecht (Bugs)/East Syracuse,NY

Kathy and Gerry Vaikness
6 years ago

Dear Sharon and family, Gerry and I were saddened to learn of John’s passing. We have fond memories of you and John, John’s family and good times at camp. Our heartfelt condolences to all. Keep all the memories alive.

Daniel Layton
6 years ago

Attended Porter School and Central Tech H.S with John. we were great friends .
May he RIP.

Joanne Crisella Wilson
6 years ago

Sincere and heartfelt sympathy to all of John’s wonderful and loving family…Joanne

Steven and Kathleen Effler
6 years ago

Hi Sharon, Kelly, Matt,Patty, Jason and all the family. Steve and I consider ourselves so fortunate to have known John. Steve has memories all the way back to high school! All the
shared stories bring so much joy amidst all the sadness of his passing. He will always be a treasure to us, his Syracuse friends!
Much love,
Kathy and Steve Effler xo

Peg Colosimo
6 years ago

I am so sad to here of Johns passing, he was a special person. All my love to Sharon and the family. I love you all. Peg