Dr. Jack Lynch
1934 – 2015
Jack Lynch died at the age of 80 in his home at Horizon House, Seattle, WA, on April 30, 2015, surrounded by the people who loved him, his wife and children.
He is survived by his loving wife, Ingrid Lynch, and his children, John Christopher Lynch of Chapel Hill, NC, Suzanne Siobhan Lynch of Virginia Beach, VA, Michael Allen Healy of Ann Arbor, MI, and Maureen Anne Healy of Portland, OR, as well as his seven grandchildren.
In his retirement, music was at the center of Jack’s life. He played the clarinet with the Eastside Symphony Orchestra, Seattle Philharmonic and Island Sinfonia in the San Juans. During his time with the Sinfonia he also took great joy in learning to conduct. From 2004 to 2011, he and Ingrid enjoyed their retirement on Shaw Island.
Prior to retirement, Jack established his private practice, Redmond Pediatrics, where he worked for 29 years. In addition to serving his patients at Redmond Pediatrics, Jack made many contributions to young people. He served as a member of the school board of the Lake Washington School District during the 1980s and was a familiar figure at Marymoor Park, coaching the Redmond Ravens boys’ soccer for many years.
Jack’s hobbies were many and varied. He thrived in the outdoors – backpacking and mountain climbing in the Cascades and kayaking in the Puget Sound. He served on the medical ski patrol at Steven’s Pass. He had a great mind that he exercised regularly, teaching himself to read and write Gaelic and playing a mean game of bridge.
Jack lived life with zeal and enriched the lives of the many people he touched during his journey.
Is breá linn duit; go dté tú slán abhaile, Jack.
Gifts in Jack’s honor may be made to the Eastside Symphony (www.eastsidesymphony.org) or the Seattle Humane Society (www.seattlehumane.org).