James J. Lynch Jr.

December 11, 1924April 10, 2013

James J. Lynch, Jr. died peacefully on April 10, 2013, surrounded by his four children and one granddaughter after a three year battle with Alzheimer’s. He was born on December 11, 1924, and was 88 years young. He was truly “a Man Among Men.” Mr. Lynch was a 1942 graduate of Jesuit High School and a member of the 1940 and 1941 State Champion Baseball teams and 1941 State Champion Football team. He attended Tulane University before receiving an appointment to the United States Merchant Marine Academy at Kings Point, New York in June 1943. He was a D-Day +1 veteran and holds the United States World War II Victory Medal and both the Atlantic and Pacific War Zone Medals in addition to the medals struck by the British government for D-Day Veterans and the Battle of The North Atlantic. He retired from service with a commission in the United States Maritime Service and Naval Reserve with the rank of Ensign. In 1994, Mr. Lynch was inducted into the U.S. Merchant Marine Academy Sports Hall of Fame. In 1947, he began a career in the insurance industry which lasted sixty-three years as an executive with insurance companies and subsequently the presidency of his father’s agency, James J. Lynch, Inc. He, as was his father, is a past president of the Independent Agents of Greater New Orleans (formerly the New Orleans Insurance Exchange) and a member of the executive committee of the Louisiana Association of Insurance Agents. Mr. Lynch was, also, a 4th degree Knights of Columbus (Marquette Council & Bienville Assembly) for fifty-eight years. He was a past Grand Knight and District Deputy. Mr. Lynch was also a member of the Knights of Babylon Carnival Organization, the International Order of Alhambra and was a member and past President of the Fun and Frolic Baseball Club. Mr. Lynch was preceded in death by his beloved wife of fifty-six years, Marjorie Robinson Lynch, his parents, Allouise Cronin Lynch and James J. Lynch and his grandson, Patrick M. Lynch, Jr. He is survived by his children: James J. Lynch, III, Patrick M. Lynch and his wife, Lee Francis, Timothy G. Lynch, and Gerilyn Lynch Brouphy and her husband, Barry, and five grandchildren: Michelle Lynch Wedge, James J. Lynch, IV, Shannon Brouphy Dufrene, Timothy G. Lynch, Jr, and Jason M. Lynch. He is also survived by two great-grandchildren: Presly J. Lynch and Daniel Wedge, IV. The family expresses special thanks to his caregivers: Gerty Richardson, Noella Foley, Laura Moten and Sandra Kelley. Visitation will be held at Leitz-Eagan Funeral Home 4747 Veterans Blvd on Sunday, April 14th from 6:00 P. M. until 9:00 P. M. On Monday, April 15th, visitation will be from 11:00 A.M. until 1:00 P. M. in the Chapel of the North American Martyrs at Jesuit High School. Mass of Christian burial will follow at 1:00 P.M. Interment will be in Greenwood Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations to Jesuit High School preferred. The online guestbook is available at


  • Visitation Sunday, April 14, 2013
  • Visitation Monday, April 15, 2013
  • Funeral Mass Monday, April 15, 2013

James J. Lynch Jr.

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May 10, 2013

I was fortunare and bless to have my dad for 61 1/2 yours in [my live] he was call home to be with the lord on april 10, 2013.pop you going out of sites not out of our heart and mine [YOUR 3th SON TIM]

May 10, 2013

I was fortunate and blees to have my [DAD] for 61 1/2 years in [my live] he was call home on april 10, 2013 pop you are going out of site not out of mine your 3th son TIM

Lou & Aud Shoneff

April 16, 2013

Your dad will be sorely missed by your old room mate at Kings Point. Love and God bless you all.

April 15, 2013

Jim, I know how proud you must have been of your father. He was a good man and a Great Patriot. My condolences

Dean Shrable

April 14, 2013

I, too, lost my father to Alzheimer's, such a sad way to have our loved one leave this world. Know that he is at peace and will be taking care of all of you from up above. May God bless you and your family during this most difficult time. My thoughts and prayers are with all of you.
Mary Sue Galiano Oehlke

Scott Fruchtnicht

April 14, 2013

I worked with Mr. Lynch for several years. He was a very nice man. God bless him.

Chaplain Spirit of '76 DAR

April 13, 2013

Another brave patriot of The Greatest Generation goes home to be with God.

RON Atchley

April 13, 2013

Pat I am sorry for your loss. You are in my prayers. Ron Atchley

Sandra Kelley

April 13, 2013

May god comfort you and your family in your time of sorrow. God bLess you and your family.

April 13, 2013