Larry E. Lynch passed away peacefully on July 31st, 2015 surrounded by adored friends and staff at Camp Russell, his favorite place to be. Larry had a full week at Boy Scout camp basking in nature, golfing, and relaxing, while enjoying the company of his beloved Troop 48 Sherman Boy Scouts.
Born August 12th, 1947 in Sioux City Iowa, Larry is son of Janet H. Lynch and of late Evan L. Lynch of New Milford, CT. He is survived by his wife Dottie Lynch and two children Brian and Rachel Lynch of Sherman. He also leaves behind a brother, Mark L. Lynch and his wife Shirley of Wolcott as well as a Niece and Nephew, Lori Avery and Mark E. Lynch. A brother in law in Richard Jahn and 2 Nieces Melissa Stephens and Laura Jahn.
At 8 years old Larry Lynch moved to Connecticut and has been a resident of Sherman for the past 40 years, where he loved the community and small town activities. He joined the New Milford Police department in 1972 and dedicated his life to the Town of New Milford for 38 years working as a police officer, fire arms instructor, and detective until his retirement on July 26th 2010.
Larry Lynch was also a devoted Scout Master for the past 21 years to the Troop 48 Scouts of Sherman, where he aided in rejuvenating the troop to the outstanding organization it is today. Larry had a magnetic influence on the boys and men involved. He thought of its members as his second family and cherished the friendships he had made over the years. Larry’s pride and joy was seeing the young scouts’ transition to manhood, fully prepared to be good citizens and honorable men. His loyalty to Troop 48 will be forever bound by the ties of scouting, his ultimate joy in life.
During his illness he was visited by many and was overwhelmed by the love and support shown by friends and family. Larry always remembered the nurses joking with him about charging ticket admission to his hospital room because so many visitor came through to see him. He was so taken back by everyone’s kindness and concern; it brought tears to his eyes on many occasions.
When he wasn’t camping he enjoyed retirement at home with family sitting on the back porch, with his “little boy” Monty the Chihuahua, enjoying music, Hershey’s chocolate and driving around his vintage Simplicity tractor. Larry had a great sense of humor and a way of telling stories that brought everyone together no matter where he was. Many friends recall his famous “Larryisms” and his unique view on life. He was always a great friend, dad, husband and wonderful neighbor. Larry was a true believer in enjoying the small things in life, like the joys of nature, a crackling fire, a great meal, a glorious sunset, and the company of those you love. His loss will be deeply felt by many.
Our Family would like to thank all the doctors and nurses at Yale, New Milford and Danbury Hospital for the exceptional care they gave him. We are forever grateful to everyone for all you have done for our family during this very difficult time. Blessings to you all.
Calling hours are Friday August 7th, 2015 from 1:00- 3:00PM and 6:00- 8:00PM at the Lillis Funeral Home in New Milford, CT. The Burial will be held on Saturday August 8th, 2015 at 11:00AM at Center Cemetery in New Milford.
In Lieu of flowers, in Larry’s memory, donations can be made to the Sherman Boy Scouts Troop 48 sent to 24 Wanzer Hill Rd. Sherman Ct 06784.
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