Gordon Lynch
Gordon Lynch
Gordon Lynch
Gordon Lynch
Gordon Lynch
Gordon Lynch

Obituary of Gordon Parmelee Lynch

Gordon Parmelee Lynch May 14, 1930 – August 11, 2021 Gordon was born in Euclid, Ohio and grew up in Lakewood, Rhode Island. His ancestral roots trace back to the Mayflower and a host of prominent New England families including 18 direct Patriots who fought in the American Revolution. When he was three, his father was killed in an automobile accident, causing his family to move from Ohio to Rhode Island to live with his great-grandfather. In high school, he played football and earned the award of Eagle Scout. In 1948, he began a broadcasting career at the Armed Forces Network in Frankfurt, Germany followed by a post at Ft. Dix. After Officer Candidate School, his next assignment was in Korea where he became a regular army officer commissioned in the Big Red One Infantry. He was assigned to Japan to develop a Far East Network Radio Station, then to Okinawa, Thailand, Pentagon duty and two tours in Vietnam, where he commanded the 1st Battalion 20th Infantry. He served as Chief of War Plans in Heidelberg, Germany before attending the Army War College. His final tour of duty as a Colonel was at Ft. Monroe, Virginia where he formed a joint Army and Air Force agency. Gordon received multiple medals of honor including a Bronze Star with 2 oak clusters, a Distinguished Flying Cross, a Legion of Merit with 4 oak clusters and 15 Air Medal with Valor awards. He moved to Boeing for 20 years, ending his career as VP of International European Operations in Brussels. Gordon held degrees in Political Science and International Relations and attended the Defense Language School in Monterey. In 1995, Gordon and Janice moved to Sun Lakes, Arizona for sun, golf, travel and service to the Sun Lakes Republican Club, the Sons of the American Revolution, the VFW, the Sun Lakes Genealogy Club, and most rewarding, ministry with his churches. Gordon is survived by his wife, Janice, his sister, Ellen, and four children, Bethany, Gordon, Alan and Ayn, 7 grandchildren and 8 great grandkids. Two other children, Doug and Kelly, pre-deceased him. Those who hope in the Lord will renew their strength. They will soar on wings like eagles; They will run and not grow weary, They will walk and not be faint. Isaiah 40:31
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