David M. Lynch (6/15/45 – 4/13/22)
Beloved husband, father brother, educator and sports enthusiast entered onto rest in Daytona Beach, FL at age 76.
Predeceased by his parents, Leo M. and Anita B. Lynch, an infant brother Joseph and brother JP (Helen). Survived by his wife of 54 years Kathy; son’s D. Brian (Merlain) of Pohnpei, Micronesia and Michael (Keyser) of West Virginia; siblings Tom (Peg), Kathy (Billy-d.2010), Mary Ellen (Gordy), John (Judy), Maggi (Vince), Leo (Meg), Christine, Gerry (Rosemary), and Ann (David); Millie Lang, 5 grandchildren, many nieces and nephews, and a multitude of dear friends.
David grew up in Churchville, NY. He was a graduate of Churchville-Chili HS, and SUNY Brockport. In 1967 he married his high school sweetheart, Kathy Church, and shortly thereafter began his 33 year career teaching social studies in the Penfield School District. Throughout his career, David touched the lives of thousands of young people. He was particularly proud of the annual 8th grade trip to Washington, D.C. that he started and led for over two decades.
David dedicated a significant portion of his time giving back to the community. He moved his family from Rochester to the Victor – Farmington area in 1978 and immediately began making a difference. He was a cofounder of the Victor – Farmington Youth Soccer League, and coached in the league for 7 seasons.
He served in various roles in Farmington town government, and Cub Scout Pack #67. He volunteered with Meals on Wheels, NIMS, and the Victor – Farmington Food Cupboard. Perhaps the achievement of which he was most proud, was his involvement with the planning and establishment of Serenity House of Victor, a comfort care home for individuals in their last three months of life. He served on the initial Board of Directors, and continued to serve as a volunteer until his death.
A lifelong leaner, David loved to read, do crossword puzzles, travel, study maps, and watch television documentaries and shows about nature. Of course watching Jeopardy was a favorite pastime on a daily basis. He was quick to remind anyone in the room that “There is no talking during Jeopardy!”
David also loved sports and the outdoors. He spent countless hours over the years camping, fishing, golfing and watching local high school and professional teams compete. He was a lifelong fan of the Buffalo Bills and the Sabres.
A celebration of David’s life will be held on Saturday, June 4th, at 10 A.M. at Spiritus Christi Church (121 Fitzhugh St. Rochester, NY 14614. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be directed to Serenity House of Victor (1278 Brace Rd. Victor, NY 14564) or to Victor – Farmington Food Cupboard (6548 Anthony Dr. Victor, NY 14564) in his memory.
Our thoughts are with you. We will miss seeing Dave in Florida.
Jim & Jacquie
A favorite teacher of mine at Bay Trail Jr High, I believe his first year of teaching. It was great seeing him at our 10 year High School reunion in 1982. Was hoping he would be at our 50th later this year. Condolences to his family. Rest In Peace, Mr. Lynch.
With love, sadness and so many memories of
our Dear Friend.
When I saw this name and photograph, it took me back to “Mr. Lynch”, my social studies teacher at Bay Trail Junior High School. I was one of many students on one of his memorable Washington, DC trips (a chaotic bus ride, crazy hotel antics that all teachers and chaperones dreaded, and a memorable stop at Gettysburg en route). Mr. Lynch was someone who I could tell had a sense of humor, knowledge and passion for history, the daring to expose 8th graders to an amazing “field trip” experience, and the pragmatic outlook that got him and the other faculty and chaperones through those trips and our social studies classes! I want his family and loved ones to know that he made a difference in my life, and I will hold you all in prayer.
Mr Lynch was a consummate professional and incredible teacher. I was fortunate to have him serve as my teacher twice and I always looked forward to attending his classes. Mr Lynch’s passion for history and the Washington, DC trip he organized inspired generations of students in their future endeavors. Many students walked away from Penfield with the knowledge and tools to make us more well rounded citizens. I think of him, his passion, and his smile often. My deepest sympathies to his family and friends
Thinking of the whole family during this time. I have many fond memories. May you find peace.
RIP Dave, we will miss you, but never forget you…..
In memory of our dear Friend….☘️
May the road rise up to meet you. May the wind be always at your back. … and until we meet again, may God hold you in the palm of His Hand. 🙏
auf Wiedersehen, My GOOD FRIEND! You have always been an inspiration to me.
Dear Kathy and family,
I am so sorry to hear about Dave. He was a great guy and I enjoyed knowing him and the great work he did,
Dear Kathy, Mike and Brian, I am so sorry. Thinking of you all. Dave was just awesome! I always enjoyed our talks. Hugs.