John James Lynch, 88, of Morgantown, passed away peacefully on Wednesday evening, August 22, 2018, at J.W. Ruby Memorial Hospital. His health had been declining for several months.
John was born in New York City on September 1, 1929. He spent most of his childhood growing up in Brooklyn, N.Y. until joining the U.S. Army after WWII had ended. After the Army, he studied accounting at the University of Maryland earning a B.S. degree in 1956. He married Dorothy Bezak in 1956, and they had two sons.
He worked for several of the big accounting firms while earning his CPA license and eventually becoming partner at Touche Ross (now Deloitte & Touche). He spent over 20 years of his working life, working overseas becoming partner-in-charge of Spain and Portugal. He eventually returned to the Washington D.C. area in 1983, where he lived for many years. He left Touche Ross and worked as comptroller at Fitzgerald Auto Mall until retiring at the age of 85.
Two years ago, he and his wife, Dorothy, moved from Bethesda, Md. to Morgantown to live with his son John, and daughter-in-law, Nancy.
He is survived by his wife, Dorothy; his son, John and his daughter-in-law, Nancy, of Morgantown; his daughter-in-law, Christine McDaniel, and son-in-law, Ashley Winston, of Arlington, Va.; John also leaves behind four grandchildren, Stewart Lynch, of San Francisco and Allison Lynch, of San Diego, as well as Zachary Lynch and Jensen Winston, of Arlington, Va.
John was preceded in death by his son, James and his brother, James.
John was a news junkie and, until recently, an avid walker. His favorite show was “Bluebloods” which he watched on Netflix because he hated commercials. His favorite activity late in life was spending evenings sipping Merlot with his wife, son, and daughter-in-law.
John’s survivors miss him dearly and pray that he is united with his brother and son. It was his wish to simply be cremated without a ceremony or a viewing. Cremation services are being provided by Hastings Funeral Home, Omega Crematory.
In lieu of flowers, the family prefers donations to Monongahela River Trails Conservancy, P O Box 282, Morgantown, WV 26507, in his name.