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Owen Funeral Home

12 Collins Drive, Cartersville, GA

OBITUARY

John Joseph Lynch

March 29, 1943September 1, 2019
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John Joseph Lynch Jr, age 76, passed away on Sunday, September 1, 2019. He was born March 29, 1943 to the late John Joseph and Marion (Jones) Lynch at Boulevard Hospital in Astoria, New York. He was a printer at Con Edison and a dedicated shop steward for UWUA LOCAL 1-2 (Utilities Workers Union of America) for 40 years, retiring in 2003. His passions were his family, the news, classic country and the Grand Ole Opry. John is survived by his sister Marilyn (Lynch) Kepenis and her husband Aurelijus of Franklin Township, NJ; his two sons, Jeff Lynch and his wife Elizabeth of Bethlehem, PA, and Thomas Lynch of Adairsville, GA; daughter, Kaitlyn Lynch; grandchildren, Annelisse and Sophia Lynch, Alexandria and Madalynn Lynch; niece, Allison (Kepenis) Isolde and husband Rich; nephew, Douglas Kepenis; great-nephew, Anthony Isolde. He was preceded in death by his parents, grandparents and his first-born daughter Jennifer Lynch. A Celebration of Life Service will be conducted at six-thirty in the evening on Friday, the 6th of September, 2019 at Savior of All Lutheran Church. Friends are cordially invited to a visitation with the family from four o’clock in the afternoon until six on Friday, the 6th of September, 2019 at Owen Funeral Home. Please visit www.owenfunerals.com to post tributes and sign the on-line register. Owen Funeral Home, 12 Collins Dr., Cartersville, GA 30120 has charge of the arrangements.

Services

  • Visitation Friday, September 6, 2019
  • Celebration of Life Service Friday, September 6, 2019

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Katie Lynch

September 12, 2019

My dad was the best thing that has ever happened to me. He adopted 3 children, has 4 wonderful grandchildren and he always made sure we were all treated equally. He was always right.. through all the arguments I still loved him a lot. I will never forget the good times we have had together. My father taught me to grow up strong and to not let people push me around. he taught me and my brothers to make smart decisions and to stand up for ourselves. He may not be here physically, but I know he is still here in our hearts. I love you dad.

Your daughter,
Katie

Agnes May

September 7, 2019

I am truly grateful for John and how he took care of Tommy and Kaitlyn. He gave them everything I could not. I only wish I'd have had the opportunity to thank him and tell him how grateful I am. Tommy and Kaity should be so proud of themselves for caring for him with as much love as he gave them. Their maturity and commitment in these last months is truly a reflection of all he gave them. John was a man of strong convictions and when he made a decision, a commitment or just believed in something nothing anyone could do would change that. A trait that is admirable, but could be maddeningly frustrating at times. I am so grateful for what he has done for Tommy and Kaitlyn. I hope no one finds this inapproppriate, and I apologize if that is so. I just want to say thank you to John from the bottom of my heart. I am grateful for your love and time given. Fly free John, your were an angel on earth and will surely make your voice heard as an angel in the heavenly realm.

Maryanne Karakatsanis

September 6, 2019

The thing I remember most about John is how much he loved Katy and Tommy. There was nothing he wouldn't do for them and no one he wouldn't fight for them - LOL. Not many men would do what he did and at the age he did it. Even though you could be loud and obnoxious at times you wore your heart on your sleeve. You were truly a special person. Rest in peace John - you earned it.

Matt, Maryanne & Family

Thomas Lynch

September 5, 2019

My father was a great man and has done what no other man has ever done. Adopted 3 great children and spent his whole retirement taking care of them for the rest of his life. making sure his kids and grand kids were treated fairly and made sure they had everything they needed. i will miss all the arguing, conversations and all the fun times we have had. i want to thank him for the education I have received the roof over my head and the food he has provided. he has shaped me into the kid i am today and helped me with my career path.

With love your son
Thomas Lynch

douglas kepanis

September 5, 2019

Known affectionately as "The Fonz". Uncle John never shied away from expressing his opinion and was always willing to argue with anyone and everyone - but, that was his charm. He was famous for his sayings, such as: "That's life, kid" and "You do what you got to do" - all expressed in his gruff and gravelly voice. He always dreamed of going to Hawai'i and, wherever he is now, I hope he makes it there.

Jennifer Johnson

September 4, 2019

Dear John & Family,
I will always remember you walking Sally across the street from where I live and the kids playing together. I know that under your rough exterior you had a heart of gold. You were certainly one of a kind. You will be missed.
Love,
Jennifer Johnson & Family

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