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.