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Francis Thomas Lynch
Viewing: None are scheduled
Service: Tuesday, September 29, 2015 at 2:45 P.M.
Location: Old Post Chapel, 204 Lee Avenue, Building #335, Fort Myer, Virginia 22211

Mr. Francis "Frank" Thomas Lynch, age 91, resident of Potomac, Maryland was deceased on March 17, 2015 from natural causes. Mr. Lynch was born on December 20, 1923 in Baltimore, Maryland to parents Francis Pierce Lynch and Catherine Mueller. Siblings included Isabel Auer, Mary Goldwine, Elizabeth Anderson, Catherine Haynie, Mike Callanan, and Bobby Callanan. Mr. Lynch is survived by his wife, Francoise Lynch, daughters Patricia Lynch and Caroline Lynch McDonald, son-in-law Todd McDonald, and granddaughters Olivia and Gabrielle. 


Mr. Lynch served as a decorated Private in World War II and was a awarded a bronze star medal and good conduct medal. Mr. Lynch was part of the 26th Infantry Division landing in Cherbourg, France in 1944, he served as a stenographer and rifleman, marched through France to Luxembourg, Germany, Austria, and finally Czechoslovakia. During his career, Mr. Lynch spent over 70 years in the railroad industry, first as a secretary stenographer working his way up in the labor union as a negotiator and ultimately, a Vice-President. After his time with the labor union, Mr. Lynch worked as an arbitrator for the National Mediation Board for over 20 years. In his private time, Frank loved being with his family and golden retrievers, traveling (especially to Jamaica and France), studied French, collected trains and elephants, and had an intense passion for reading. 

The Mass of Christian Burial will be offered at The Old Post Chapel at Ft. Myer, 204 Lee Avenue, Building #335, Fort Myer, VA 22211 on Tuesday, September 29, 2015 at 2:45p.m. followed by his placement into the columbarium in Arlington National Cemetery. Please assemble at the Old Post Chapel by 2:30 p.m. 

If you are attending the chapel service, you will no longer be able to drive to the Old Post Chapel on Joint-Base Myer-Henderson Hall (formerly Fort Myer) from Arlington National Cemetery without Department of Defense decals on your vehicle and the appropriate identification (government-issued photo ID, valid driver license, vehicle registration and proof of insurance). All vehicles without Department of Defense decals must enter through JBM-HH Hatfield Gate.  

Allow for up to 30 minutes to get through security. 


Immediately after crossing the American Legion Bridge into Virginia,

exit to the right onto the George Washington Memorial Parkway, toward Washington, Exit 43-44.

Merge onto Arlington Blvd/US-50 heading West.

Turn LEFT at traffic light onto S. Fillmore Street.

Turn LEFT onto 2nd Street, South. 

Enter JointBase Myer-Henderson Hall Hatfield Gate into Ft. Myer. 

To OLD Post Chapel:

204 Lee Avenue

Building #335

Fort Myer, VA 22211

Turn LEFT onto McNair Road.

Turn Right onto Meigs Drive.

Park in parking lot across from Old Post Chapel. 

Link to Map of Joint Base Myer-Henderson Hall:

In lieu of flowers, the family suggests making a donation in his memory to either, First Book, Attn: Donations, 1319 F St NW, Suite 1000, Washington, DC 20004. or to the Alzheimer's Association, National Capital Area Chapter, 3701 Pender Drive, Suite 400, Fairfax, VA 22030.

May his gentle and strong spirit rest in peace.

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