BERLIN – James E. "Snooks" Lynch, 86, died at his residence on Sunday, Feb. 20, 2011 surrounded by friends and family. He was born July 3, 1924 in Berlin to the late Lee and Katie Holland Lynch.
After attending Buckingham High School he entered the United States Army and served during World War II in the 29th Infantry Division. Upon his return he began building with his older brother, Charles. He later became a self-employed building contractor.
He was a member of Buckingham Presbyterian Church in Berlin, a Charter Member of Boggs-Disharoon American Legion Post 123 in Berlin, and the 29th Division Association.
He is survived by his wife of 64 years, Jane Cropper Lynch of Berlin; two sons, J. Edward Lynch and his wife Beverly of Easton and James Gary Lynch and his companion Beth A. Cook of Berlin; one daughter Barbara Lynch Porter and her husband Jeffrey of Berlin; one brother Franklin Lynch and his wife Paula of Berlin; five grandchildren, Robert Lynch and his wife Amy, Lee Lynch Newcomb and her husband Trevor, Claire Porter, Chase Porter and Colin Porter; four great grandchildren Kristen and Carter Lynch and Baker and Ellis Newcomb. He is also survived by several nieces and nephews. Six brothers, Elmer, Lloyd, David, Charles, Paul and William and three sisters, Mary Cropper, Pauline Cropper and Maude Gaskins preceded him in death.
A funeral service will be held on Thursday, Feb. 24, at 11:30 a.m. at Buckingham Presbyterian Church in Berlin. The Rev. Gary Baer will officiate. Interment will follow in Bishopville Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers donations may be made to Buckingham Presbyterian Church, PO Box 248, Berlin, MD 21811 or to Coastal Hospice, PO Box 1733, Salisbury, MD 21802.