John Lynch

John A. Lynch Major/USNG/Retired.

Friday, July 2nd, 1926 - Saturday, June 5th, 2021
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John A. Lynch, son of George A. Lynch and Anna Haines Lynch departed from this earth and went to meet his Supreme commander on June 5, 2021.

Born at Camp Dix, NJ, he lived in Bordentown for most of his life. Upon retirement he and his wife, Janet, moved to their vacation home in the Poconos. He was currently residing in Bordentown, NJ.

He was a graduate of Bordentown High School, class of 1944 and Bordentown Military Institute, class of 1947. He spent two years at Sampson College and received his B.S. from Syracuse University. He received a Master’s degree and his teacher’s certification from Rider College.

John served in the South Pacific with the U.S. Navy as a gunners mate and took part in the invasion of Okinawa and Saipan.

After graduation from Syracuse, he joined the National Guard and was assigned to the 114th Infantry Hq. & Hq. Co. in Bordentown. During the cold war, armor units were needed so the Hq. & Hq. Co. became Charlie Company 253rd tank and battalion where he took command.

John attended several military schools: Fort Benning, GA Infantry Center, Fort Knox, KY Armor Center and Fort Rucker, AL Flight School. He was assigned to 102nd Aviation Company at Mercer Field, Trenton, NJ. He retired as Major from the National Guard.

John was a business teacher when Bordentown Regional High School first opened. He started a co-op work program where students attended school for half a day and worked in business in the afternoon. He also enjoyed coaching football and baseball.

John is predeceased by his wife of 57 years Janet Cremer Lynch. He was also predeceased by his brothers George and James, his sisters-in-law, Helen (George), Helen (James), Rose, and Elfriede. He is survived by two brothers, Joseph and William. Also surviving are two sons, Captain John Lynch USN/Retired and wife Linda, Richard Lynch and wife Lori, two daughters, Cynthia Tomlinson and husband Joseph, Lisa Clauser, and husband John. He is also survived by seven grandchildren, Commander Shaun Lynch USN and wife Stephenne, Lauren Myers and husband Joseph, Kelly Lynch, Joseph Tomlinson and wife Lauren, James Tomlinson, Julie Pone and husband David, Johnny Clauser and wife Alison as well as 11 great grandchildren, Siena Haile and husband Christopher, Isabella and Patrick Lynch, Caitlin and Augustus Myers, Troy, Ella, and Ian Tomlinson, Jackson and Avery Pone, Kaia Clauser and many nieces, nephews, and friends.

John was a life member of the Military’s Officer’s Association, Florence VFW Post 8838, Sampson Sailors, Tin Can Sailors, Inc., Bordentown Elks 2085, and a member of the Bordentown American Legion Post 26.

At the family’s request memorial donations may be made in John’s name to either Bordentown Elks Lodge 2085 ℅ Special Children’s Committee 11 Amboy Rd., Bordentown NJ 08505, or DAV – Disabled American Veterans
P.O. Box 14301 Cincinnati, OH  45250-0301

A Mass of the resurrection will be celebrated on Thursday June 17, 2021 11:00 am at Mary Mother of the Church Parish 45 Crosswicks St. Bordentown NJ 08505. Calling hours will be held that morning from 8:30 am ~ 10:30 am at the Bordentown Home for Funerals 40 Crosswicks St. Bordentown. Burial with military honors will follow at the Brig. Gen. William C. Doyle Veterans Cemetery, Wrightstown NJ.

Arrangements are under the direct care and supervision of Robert L. Pecht, Bordentown Home for Funerals 40 Crosswicks St. Bordentown, NJ 08505. Please go to John’s Book of memories page at for arrangement information and direction, to upload a picture, order flowers or offer condolences to the family.
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Posted at 12:42pm
"John Lynch" will remain in our hearts forever. I was so honored to know your father. He was a truly wonderful man who will live on in our memories,
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Ed and Sandy

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Rest In Peace our good friend. We will always remember our good times together with you and Jan on Sunset in the Poconos.
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