Richard D. Lynch Jr.

March 11, 1934October 21, 2020


Baltic, Connecticut -

Richard D. Lynch Jr., 86, of Baltic CT. passed away on October 21, 2020. Richard was born March 11, 1934 in McKeesport Pa., son of Richard and Margaret (Landers) Lynch.

Richard served in the U.S. Airforce for 28 years including serving in the Vietnam War and was selected for special assignments to our U.S. American Embassy in Rangoon Burma, Tel Aviv Isreal and Ankara Turkey. Richard was a decorated veteran, and rose to highest enlisted rank of Chief Master Sgt. E-9 .

Richard is survived by his former wife and lifelong companion, Theresa Lynch, their three daughters, Debra Salvas of Baltic CT, Sharon Pooley of Columbus, Ohio, and Laura O Connor of Fort Lauderdale Fla., and grandchildren and step grandchildren Theresa Copson, Austin Pooley, and Connor Pooley, Scott Salvas, Jason Salvas and three great grandchildren, Michael Copson, Gabrielle Copson and Sienna Salvas.

Catholic mass to be held October 27, 2020 at St. Patrick Cathedral in Norwich Ct.

Military burial with honors will follow at the Veterans cemetery in Middletown Ct.

Church and Allen Funeral Home of Norwich Ct. have been entrusted with the arrangements.



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Scott Salvas

October 26, 2020

Although seemingly small, some of my fondest memories of Rick were watching him jogging around the house each morning when he visited us or we visited him as a kid. I remember one or two times I was sleeping in out in the living room and he would come jogging through around me! I was always inspired by his dedication to fitness. I also remember his passion in debating my Dad at the dinner table during Christmas dinners on various subjects like economics and politics! I will treasure these memories forever!

Theresa (Terry) Lynch

October 25, 2020

So many precious memories that will always be remembered. Our marriage began with traveling half ways around the world to our first home in Rangoon , Burma , soon after our first daughter Debra was born, then followed by our second daughter Sharon , and then our third daughter, Laura. Rick always wanted daughters and God granted him that wish with three beautiful ones. We lived in foreign lands with unique cultures and he was so respected and admired by those that knew him. His loyalty to friends and family was unshakable. I loved that about him. His sense of humor and one liners got every ones attention. I will miss him and I know he's looking down on us today from the heavens together with his brother Jimmy and family and saying don't be sad for I will always be with all of you. .

Marjorie Mangels

October 23, 2020

Hi. I am a friend of Terry‘s and remember Rick very well from my friendship with Terry in Turkey and also visiting Terry when she lived in Dayton Ohio. I remember their wonderful daughters they had and Rick was always so very kind sweet and polite. So very sad to hear of his passing but I’m sure he will watch over all of you and his loved ones and family in heaven
God Bless.
A friend

John Hashtak

October 23, 2020

Rick was not a brother-in-law, he was a brother, an older, wiser brother. We had a common bond, him growing up in Duquesne, Pa and me having worked at the Duquesne Works of U.S. Steel. That made us "a couple of guys from the Burgh". He and Terry traveled from Fairborn, Ohio to Vienna W.Va. to be the God Parents for our first child, Chris. Twice in my life I came to a fork in the road. Both times I sought his advice. He had a special way of evaluating choices and could see things with older eyes that my eyes overlooked. The first time he told me I had two good choices and left it up to me to choose. The second time he only took seconds to tell me he saw only one good choice. He was vary direct, no if ands, or buts. I felt he really cared about me and my family, I really enjoyed having Rick for a big brother.

Laura Oconnor

October 23, 2020

Our Dad always made us girls believe we could do anything a man could do. Dad instilled hard work, integrity, and a love for animals. We grew up with many furry friends. He was a sensitive soul and taught me real men do cry! I will miss him every day, and our memories will keep him alive in my heart forever! Love you, Dad, and have peace with our heavenly Father until we are together again, Laura


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