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Frederick R. Lynch

08/08/1925 - 07/19/2022

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Obituary For Frederick R. Lynch

Frederick R. Lynch
August 8, 1925-July 19, 2022

Frederick R. Lynch, 96, Altoona, peacefully passed away Tuesday morning surrounded by his family at his home.
He was born in Philadelphia, the son of the late Norman and Vera (Rinnier) Lynch.
Fred is survived by his loving wife of 70 years, Addie (Resides) Lynch; a daughter, Nadine Vogel (Bob); granddaughter, Brittany Henry (Matt) all of Manassas, VA; Grandson Brady Vogel of Dallas, TX and great-granddaughter, Hailey Henry; two very special friends that became family: Greg Simpson and Rick Smith, both of Altoona
He was preceded in death by his son, Frederick D. “Freddie” and his sister, Dorothy Thorsell.
Fred was a 1942 graduate of Altoona High School and served in the US Navy during WWII on the USS Steady, a minesweeper. As part of his enlistment, Fred trained at Bedford Springs as a radioman.
After being honorably discharged from the Navy, Fred worked for the Pennsylvania Railroad, Penn Central and Conrail for over 40 years, retiring as a senior Yardmaster.
Fred was an avid bowler, who during his prime was on three different bowling leagues in Altoona and was Bowler of the Week several times.
He was a member of the American Legion, Veterans of Foreign Wars, Bavarian Aid Society and the Caesar Batiste. Fred was a New York Yankees fan, but also loved local sports teams, including the Pittsburgh Pirates and the Altoona Curve.
Friends will be received from 10:00 am-noon on Friday, July 22, 2022 at The Stevens Mortuary, Inc., 1421 8th Ave., Altoona, Pa. 16602. A funeral service will immediately follow at noon in the Stevens Memorial Chapel with Pastor Brian Sandell officiating. Interment will be held at Alto Reste Park with military honors.
The family requests that contributions be made in Fred’s memory to any Veteran’s organization of your choice.
Condolences may be made at www.stevensfamilyfuneralhomes.com or Stevens Family Funeral Homes Facebook.

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  • 07/24/2022

    Sending sympathy to Addie and Family and sharing fond memories of a very special Horseshoe Manor neighbor. May you find peace and comfort soon.

  • 07/21/2022

    Freddie was my very first friend when we lived in Pleasant Village. Living in such close proximity, we all got to know each other fairly well. Mr. Lynch was a gentle giant of a man who was always smiling and had the time to throw a ball, coach us, or simply talk with us. To the Lynch Family, I am very sorry for your loss. Mr. Lynch was a wonderful man. Mrs. Lynch, be strong. Prayers your way. Nadine, a lot of friends seem to have younger sisters who were a pain. You weren't like that at all. That's terrible to say at a time like this but I said it. I am so sorry for the loss of your Father. As I walked my dog yesterday morning after learning of his passing, through some tears I saw Father & Son having a catch with each other. Peace and love to you all.

  • 07/20/2022

    Hello, Our thoughts and prayers are with you people at this time. This is Neil Woodring, son of Joyce Woodring whose Father was Roy D Grassmyer...I believe that's how we are related..I remember going back to Aunt Vera's house back in the 1960s...Take care...and my sister, Mary and I are thinking of your family Love Mary Gordon and Neil Woodring

  • 07/20/2022

    I knew Fred and Addie from growing up in Eldorado. We hung around the local Johnson gas station after WWII. played basketball with him at our local grade school playground. Played Federated Baaseball fr 14th Ward - PeteResides was our manager. Sent me to the All Star game in 1947 - I was the smallest second baseman in the league - didn't matter to Pete. Fred was one if the older guys - had a big influence in my athletic career!! long life - Rest In Peace. Jim ROTHROCK

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  • Sincerely Heartfelt Basket

    Sincerely Heartfelt Basket was sent for Frederick R. Lynch - July 20, 2022

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Joseph J. Stevens III

Matthew J. McConville

Christopher J. Feathers

David J. Mason