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John J. Lynch

May 3, 1936 — Sept. 11, 2017

LAKE GEORGE/NAPLES, Fla. — John J. Lynch, 81, of Lake George and Naples, Florida, passed away peacefully at home surrounded by his family Monday evening, Sept. 11, 2017.

He was born May 3, 1936 in Schenectady, the third of four children born to Marguerite and Emmet Lynch. He graduated from St. Columba’s High School, Siena College and Albany Law School. Upon passing the bar, he began work as an associate at the law firm of Hinman Straub, Pigors & Manning, P.C. He became the president and managing partner of the firm in 1976 and remained in that capacity until he retired from the practice of law in 2007. Throughout his life, he served on the boards of directors of various not-for-profit organizations. He was a lifetime member of the Fort Orange Club of Albany. He was also a past member of the Albany Country Club and Glens Falls Country Club and was a current member of Eagle Creek Country Club. Throughout his life, John exhibited strength of character, discipline in actions and commitment to others. He was loved by his family and will be missed by all those whose lives he has touched.

He was predeceased by his wife of 40 years, Barbara Saylor Lynch; and his brother, Robert E. Lynch.

He is survived by his six children, Robin (Joseph) Sise of Amsterdam, Shawn Lynch of Saratoga Springs, Greg (Barbara) Austin of Feura Bush, Kyle Austin of Altamont, Diana (Scott) Stavely of Franklin, Massachusetts and Alyssa (James) Hicks of Clifton Park; his sisters, Marlene Delaney of Ocala, Florida and Mary (Donald) Thomas of Scotia; and his 13 grandchildren, Anna, Joseph, Claire and Gwyn Sise, Hannah and Samuel Lynch, Chelsea and Brigham Carman, Jack, Kate and Chloe Stavely, Robert and Tyler Hicks.

A Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 16 at Sacred Heart Catholic Church, 50 Mohican St. Lake George. There will be no calling hours. Inurnment will be at a later date at Most Holy Redeemer Cemetery, 2501 Troy-Schenectady Road, Niskayuna.

Donations may be made in John’s memory to the Center for Disability Services, 314 South Manning Blvd., Albany, NY 12208.

Arrangements are under the direction of Singleton Sullivan Potter Funeral Home, Queensbury, NY.

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