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Lawrence E. (Larry) Lynch , (Uncle Larry), 87. of Sheatown, Nanticoke passed away early Monday morning, February 6, 2023 at his home. He was born on September 1, 1935 in Wilkes-Barre and raised on South Hancock Street, Wilkes Barre. One of twelve children of the late Peter and Margaret Reh Lynch. Larry graduated from G.A.R. High School in 1953 and attended Trade School to become a Master Plumber. While learning his trade he began his work career as an apprentice plumber for J. L. Turner Company, Nanticoke, and began his long career as a union plumber. He then went on to work for RCA, Mountain Top as an Electronic Components and Devices technician. In 1973 he began working for the Bechtel Corporation in Bewick, as a Foreman of plumbers until their closing in 1982. At the close of the Bechtel job, Larry established his dream job and became owner of Uncle Larry’s Plumbing & Heating, Inc. in Highlands Jew Jersey with the aid of loving family members, hence the name “Uncle Larry’s!” In the early 1990’s, he relocated his business to Sheatown, Nanticoke, and became a well- known business man, in the area. From a very young age Larry had a tremendous work ethic. He took great pride in his work and accomplishments. And, he very proudly was a Life Time member of the Plumbers and Pipefitters Union 524, Scranton. Larry served with the PA Army National Guard 109th Field Artillery Regiment, earning the rank of Staff Sergeant. He was a member of St. Faustian Kowalska Parish, Nanticoke and previously Holy Child Church, Sheatown before the consolidation of parishes. He was loyal member of the Knights of Columbus Council 913. Larry was an active member in his community and was Past president of the Newport Township Sewer Authority. Past President of the Newport Lions Club; and was also one of the original starting men of and Past President of the Newport Township Little League. Larry was the most loving and caring husband, father, grandfather and great grandfather. He took great pride in his home and family. His family meant everything to him and he especially loved and adored his grandchildren and great grandchildren. Spending time with them was the highlight of his day. He never missed their sporting events, because, he was their biggest fan. He instilled his work ethic in his grandsons and taught them everything he knew. Even his granddaughters, he made sure they knew every tool in the box. His grandchildren would hang on to each and every word, lessons and stories he would tell. He gave them many cherished memories. He truly to them was The Man, The Myth, The Legend, THEIR POPPY. Bar none he was simply the best, “the greatest living man!” He also, loved all of his nieces and nephews, treating them as if they were his own. Teaching, mentoring and supporting and cheering them on. He and his wife together were avid sports fans, never missing and watching each event on the edges of their seats. He was devoted to the Eagles, Phillies, Sixers and the Penguins hockey team. He also loved gardening, and making his house a beautiful home, he was meticulous that way. His dearest son, Lawrence (Larry) Lynch, Jr. preceded him in death on December 30, 2016. Lawrence was the last member of his 12 siblings to join the lord in heaven. He was preceded in death by brothers, Peter, Joseph, Bernard, and Ronald Lynch; and sisters, Eleanor (Andrew) Iorio, Elizabeth (Mixey) Grohowski, Regina (Eddie) Kurdes, Lois (Johnny) McDermott, Arlene (Lou) Axt, Lorraine (Donald) Marx and Dorothy (William) Shea. Also, sisters-in-law, brothers-in-law and numerous nieces and nephews. Surviving is his beloved wife, the former Florence (Butchie) Baker with whom he celebrated 65 years of marriage on June 1st; Daughter, Teresa Martin and her husband, Larry of Sheatown; grandchildren, Zachery Martin and wife Amanda; Mackenzie (Mack) Martin and wife, Tara; Meaghan Martin, Olivia Martin; Jordan Lynch and wife, Nikki; and Jillian Ruger and husband Eddie: great grandchildren, Charlotte, Isla and Archibald (Archie) Martin, Jaxon and Chase Lynch; his only surviving brother-in-law, William Shea, N.J. and numerous nieces and nephews. He will also be deeply be missed by his loyal companion Bo, his Golden Retriever. Mass of Christian Burial will be 11 a.m., Saturday, February 11th at St. Faustian Kowalska Parish, 520 S. Hanover Street, Nanticoke with the Rev. Richard Gyansah-Tabiri, as celebrant. Those attending the funeral mass are asked to go directly to the church Saturday morning. There will be no public viewing or calling hours. Interment will be in the St. Mary’s Cemetery, Wanamie. In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation in Larry’s memory to the American Heart Association, The American Red Cross, as Larry donated his blood for many, many years, he believed in saving others. The American Cancer Society or The Crohn’s and Colitis Foundation.
Mass of Christian Burial
11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Saturday, February 11, 2023
St. Faustina Kowalska Parish
520 South Hanover Street
Nanticoke, Pennsylvania, United States
Interment and Rite of Committal
12:10 pm - 12:30 pm
Saturday, February 11, 2023
St. Mary's Cemetery
Wanamie, Pennsylvania, United States
There will be no public Viewing or Calling Hours.
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