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Michael Lynch

Michael Patrick Lynch

Wednesday, February 8th, 1939 - Wednesday, August 26th, 2020
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Michael Lynch, 81, passed away peacefully in his sleep on August 26, 2020.

Born to Irish immigrants in Cleveland, Mike (“Mickey” to his friends and family in Cleveland) lived his life as a “man for others,” following the motto of his high school, St. Ignatius.

Mike received his bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering from the University of Detroit, where he met his wife of 51 years, Joan, who was a nursing student at Mercy College. He later received his JD from Cleveland-Marshall Law while working for NASA.

While employed as a patent attorney for Westinghouse in Churchill, just outside of Pittsburgh, Mike worked tirelessly in service of his community, notably as co-author of Monroeville’s Home Rule Charter, first Chairman of the Board of the Local Government Academy (promoting excellence in local government), founder of Monroeville’s Safety Town (teaching traffic safety to kids), member of the Parish Council of North American Martyrs Church, and three-term Mayor of Monroeville. He also helped bring Forbes Hospital to Monroeville.

But the center of his life was always his family. He coached his kids’ sports teams, drove 12 hours to attend his son’s college football games, woke early to take his children to meets and tournaments, stayed up late to help with homework, showed his family the world, and sacrificed personal and professional opportunities to prioritize his family life. With Joan, he created a family environment that emphasized love, hard work, generosity, good humor, compassion, and service to others.

As Mike said after being chosen Monroeville’s 1989 Citizen of the Year, “If you can contribute to people achieving their goals and winning, even a little bit, then you’ve really done a lot.”

Mike is survived by his sister, Marianne Kinkopf; his children Kelley, Kevin (Yuko), Kathleen (Scott) Hondru, and Michael (Cori); and his grandchildren Kate, Corban, Connor, Regan, Declan, Erin, and Patrick. He is preceded in death by his wife, Joan, and his brothers, Neil and Tommy.

Funeral arrangements by Beinhauer Funeral home. Friends received Sunday from 1:00 PM to 5:00PM at 2820 Washington Road, McMurray. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held Monday at St. John XXIII, St. Benedict the Abbot Catholic Church, 120 Abington Drive, McMurray, PA 15317 at 10:00 AM. Entombment at Queen of Heaven.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Local Government Academy (https://localgovernmentacademy.org/donate/donate-to-lga/). Please add and view tributes at www.beinhauer.com.

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Service Details

  • Visitation

    Sunday, August 30th, 2020 | 1:00pm - 5:00pm
    When
    Sunday, August 30th, 2020 1:00pm - 5:00pm
    Location
    Beinhauer - Peters Township
    Address
    2828 Washington Road
    McMurray, PA 15317
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  • Service

    Monday, August 31st, 2020 | 10:00am
    When
    Monday, August 31st, 2020 10:00am
    Location
    St. John XXIII Parish, St. Benedict the Abbot Church
    Address
    120 Abington Drive
    McMurray, PA 15317
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  • Interment

    Location
    Queen of Heaven Cemetery
    Address
    2900 Washington Road
    McMurray, PA 15317
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Affiliations

  • Roman Catholic Church
  • University of Detroit Mercy

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Donations are being accepted for: LOCAL GOVERNMENT ACADEMY.

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Mary Ann Nau

Posted at 08:08am
Kelli, Kevin, Kathleen, Michael and families. I am truly sorry to hear of your loss. Your father was a mentor of mine and definitely a person I tried to emulate. When asked about being a successful leader he said "key is to surround yourself with people who make you look good" giving credit back to them accordingly. Always humble, always sincere. Miss sharing our annual Christmas cards with the family happenings that I received from your mom each year . Still remember their anniversary trip to the City of Titusville and our ride on the train through the Valley that Changed the World. Great memories of two wonderful people. Take care and keep up the strong family traditions that were center stage to making you all who you are.
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Our thoughts and prayers are with you. Love, Sid, Jenny, Tait and NJ Ramchandran and Brian, Traci, Averi and Caden Lamfrom.
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Larry Petrillo

Posted at 12:39pm
To Kathleen, Kelly, Michael, Kevin and all of your family members, we offer our deepest sympathies. We have such fond memories of Mike, Joan and their “ kids” over many years. As written of his many accomplishments, we know that his family was truly the center of his life. May that knowledge give you comfort in the days ahead.
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Posted at 10:10am
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