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Arden Wilbur Lynch

October 31, 1924September 2, 2015
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Arden Wilbur Lynch October 31, 1924-September 2, 2015

Arden Wilbur Lynch, loving father, grandfather and great-grandfather died on September 2, 2015 at the age of 90. Arden was born on October 31, 1924 in Summerfield, KS. He was one of 3 surviving siblings born to Clarence Earl and Delilah Bonawitz Lynch.

Arden grew up on a farm in Kansas and graduated from Summerfield High School in 1942. Upon graduation he joined the Merchant Marines and set out to see the world. He served in the Merchant Marines during World War II and the Army during the Korean Conflict. After his time in the Army, he rejoined the Merchant Marines, serving a total of 15 years. In 1959, he joined the Houston Police Department where he served for 30 years until his retirement.

Arden was beloved by family, friends, neighbors and co-workers. He took an interest in everyone he met and made each and every one feel like the most important person in the world. He, along with his late wife, Pat loved to welcome people into their home for cocktails and a meal. They shared a love of travelling, either around the world or in their RV. Their travels took them to many places, near and far and they made friends everywhere they went. Arden’s fondest memories were of trips he took with Pat.

Arden and Pat were married in Seneca, KS on August 4, 1956 and had been married for 58 years when Pat passed away on February 12, 2015. After a brief time in California, they moved to Houston, TX where they lived and raised their 2 daughters. In 1979, they moved to Montgomery, TX, where Arden was living at the time of his death.

Arden is preceded in death by his wife, Pat, parents Earl and Delilah Lynch, brother, Arnold Lynch and Sister, Laura Lynch Newton. Arden is survived by Daughter Cathy Lawdanski and husband, Tony; Daughter Sandy Lynch and partner, Marjorie Montoya; Granddaughter Amy Lawdanski and partner, Bobby Humphreys; Granddaughter Allison Taylor and husband, Michael; Great-grandchildren Parker Lawdanski and Madeline Humphreys.

Memorial Gifts in Arden’s honor may be made to:

Houston Police Retired Officers Association P. O. Box 2288 Houston, TX 77242-2288

Services

  • Funeral Service

    Tuesday, September 8, 2015

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Rita Turner

September 9, 2015

Although it's difficult to see beyond the sorrow,
may looking back in memory help comfort you tomorrow.

Detective Fil Waters

September 9, 2015

Officer Lynch was my recruiter when I applied to the Houston Police Department after getting out of the Marine Corps in 1983. There was a lot of turmoil at the time about academy classes starting, but "Mr. Lynch" continued processing me and offered me an academy class spot three weeks after I had gone to work for US Home building houses, because the pay was better. He was very gracious and understood why I had decided to take the other job. Mr. Lynch told me he would hold my application and if I changed my mind, he would just pick up where he left off...he really wanted me at HPD. Interestingly enough, I ended up at HPD in 1993, after Mr. Lynch had retired, and my recruiter then was Jim Cessna; Mr. Lynch had recruited him to HPD! Small world...Officer Lynch was a good man with a great sincerity about him. May he Rest In Peace.

Ken Maniscalco

September 8, 2015

Arden: You have been there and done that and have left a Big Quiet Foot Print in Life. Yoy never looked for praise; but due to your Military Recruiting efforts, the Houston Police Department finally started to grow and many HDP officers owe their careers to you. Glad to have called you my friend; From the Good Times in
Police Recruiting in the 70's and 80's Ken Maniscalco (HPD Retired)

Al Garcia

September 8, 2015

To the Arden Lynch family, please accept our sincerest condolences for your loss. May he rest in peace. I had the privelege of knowing Arden and working with him while assigned to the HPD recruiting division. Arden was always an honorable man devoted to his family. God bless

Don & Barbara Cotten

September 7, 2015

Don had the privilege of being in Class 21 with Arden. Years later I worked in Recruiting with him. Several years after that we both became friends with him and Pat in our camping group. They were full of fun and made our travels exciting. We know they are together in heaven and watching over you both. May they rest in peace.

J.R. Dickson HPD (Ret.)

September 6, 2015

Please accept my sincere condolences and may God give all of you strength in the days ahead.

September 4, 2015

Thank You Officer Lynch for your service to our City and State. May God bless your family in this time of sorrow.

Mike Scott, HPD

Tracy Holthaus

September 4, 2015

May God bless you and keep you as you grieve the loss of such a wonderful man.

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