Lynch, a board ‘anchor’, dies at 92
Corydon’s Charles Edward Lynch, who served on several boards during his lifetime, died Friday, April 14, 2017. He was 92.
Lynch served his country during World War II. As a member of Gen. George Patton’s 3rd Army, he was at the Battle of the Bulge.
By trade, he worked 30 years as a mechanic for the old Park’s Chevrolet in Corydon. After hours, he could be found umpiring softball games in Harrison and Floyd counties. Lynch also served six years as president of the Southern Indiana Umpires Association and was involved in Little League.
Lynch served on a number of boards, including 10 years on the Harrison County Community Foundation board.
‘Charlie was an anchor on the (Foundation’s) founding board,’ Steve Gilliland, president and CEO of the Foundation, said. ‘He quietly absorbed information and, when he spoke, everyone listened.
‘Perhaps more than anyone, Charlie thought the Foundation needed our own building,’ he continued. ‘His calm, thoughtful wisdom will be missed.’
Lynch also served 12 years as a member of the Corydon Town Council.
‘Charlie didn’t have much to say,’ recalled John D. Kintner, who served on the council with Lynch. ‘But, when he had something to say, he said it. … He also respected what others had to say.’
Kintner said Lynch was one of the council members who encouraged him to pursue an open seat on the board. ‘He also went a lot of places with (former town council president) Fred (Cammack),’ Kintner said. ‘He knew a lot of the Midwestern engineers.’
Lynch also was elected to the South Harrison Community School Corp. Board of Trustees and served two four-year terms. He was a charter member of the Old Capital Coon Hunters Club and a lifetime member of the VFW Post 2950 in Corydon and the American Legion.
Lynch’s funeral will be tomorrow (Thursday) at 11 a.m. at Beanblossom-Cesar Funeral Home in Corydon with burial in Blue River Chapel Cemetery west of Corydon.