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Edward J. Lynch
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Edward J. "Ed" Lynch, age 86, a resident of Aurora, IL since 2011, a former longtime resident of Naperville, IL, passed away Thursday, July 5, 2018 at his home. He was born November 13, 1931 in Jackson Heights, Queens, NY.

Beloved husband of Madeline Lynch (nee Fitting), whom he married November 19, 1955, loving father of Stephanie (Ty) Ericksen of St. Joseph, IL, Mike (Kelly) Lynch of Dallas, TX and Tracy (Matt) Welge of Naperville, adored grandfather of Emory, Sadie and Kate Ericksen; Emily and Owen Edward Lynch and Molly Welge, devoted son of the late Edward and Agnes Lynch, dear nephew of the late Helen Malloy, fond uncle of Barbara and Mary Ellen Christman and friend of many.

Ed grew up in Queens, NY, attended Power Memorial High School in Manhattan and was a graduate of Iona College, New Rochelle, NY with a degree in Business. He began his career with the Wall Street Journal and later worked for over 25 years with Penton Publishing, in the Chicago office, retiring in 1999. Ed served with the U.S. Army Reserves and was a current member of Our Lady of Mercy Catholic Church in Aurora and a former member of SS. Peter & Paul Catholic Church in Naperville. Ed was also an active member of Naperville Evening Kiwanis and was instrumental in its Meals on Wheels program. He enjoyed reading, horse racing, traveling and rooting on the Chicago Cubs.

Visitation will be held Monday, July 9, 2018, 9:00-10:00 AM at Our Lady of Mercy Catholic Church, 701 S. Eola Rd., Aurora, IL.

A Mass of Christian Burial will follow Monday, 10:00 AM in the church with Fr. Mark Bernhard officiating.

Interment: SS. Peter & Paul Cemetery, Naperville.

Arrangements by Friedrich-Jones Funeral Home & Cremation Services, Naperville, IL.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made in Ed’s memory to: Melanoma Research Foundation (MRF), P.O. Box 759329, Baltimore, MD 21275-9329,

For more information, please call (630) 355-0213.

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9:00 AM - 10:00 AM
Our Lady of Mercy Catholic Church

701 E. Eola Road
Aurora, Illinois 60504

Mass of Christian Burial




10:00 AM
Our Lady of Mercy Catholic Church

701 E. Eola Road
Aurora, Illinois 60504

Memorial Contribution

Melanoma Research Foundation (MRF)

P.O. Box 759329
Baltimore, MD 21275-9329

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