Russell G. Lynch, 90, of Antwerp
ANTWERP- Russell G. Lynch, 90, of Antwerp, passed away on Monday, May 7, 2012 at his home under the loving care of his family and Hospice of Jefferson County.
During his time in the service he received the European African Middle Eastern Service Medal, the WWII Victory Medal, the New York National Guard Conspicuous Service Star Medal, the Good Conduct Medal, 2 Bronze Stars, the Purple Heart and the U.S. Army Combat Infantry Badge. After Russell’s service in the military he attended the Veterans Agricultural Program in Theresa, NY.
Russell worked as a Dairy Farmer at the 19L Family Farm in Antwerp for 64 years. He also worked as a Rural Letter Carrier in Antwerp from 1959 until his retirement in 1983. He was a member and past president of the Jefferson Co. Local Chapter Rural Letter Carrier Assoc.; Indian River Grange #19, where he was past master; Eastern Milk Producers of Antwerp, where he was president; NY ABC; Antwerp American Legion Post 916 for 64 years; Lowville VFW; Clipper Club; Antwerp United Methodist Church; He served on the Republican Committee; USPS RLC for 25 years; he served on the Assessment Review Board for the Town of Antwerp; and was a former 4-H Leader.
He also loved watching his sons and grandsons wrestle, traveling with his wife and traveling to the 42nd Rainbow Military Reunion, bowling, roller skating, going to the County Fair Cattle Judging, and going to local coffee shops, Custard Cottage and Jreck Subs.
He is survived by five sons and their wives, Terry R. and Carol Lynch of Gouverneur, Weldon G. Lynch of Theresa, Thomas C. and Karen Lynch of Antwerp, Charles and Monica Lynch of Philadelphia and Abel A. and Elizabeth Lynch of Antwerp; 15 grandchildren, 48 great grandchildren and 1 great-great granddaughter.
Monday, May 20, 2013, Watertown, NY
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