Lynch, George Lewis, 94, of St. Petersburg, passed away June 26, 2019. He was born December 25, 1924, in Mariners Harbor, Staten Island, NY, to Sylvester and Marguerite (nee Keller) Lynch. George graduated Port Richmond High School, then worked at Bethlehem Steel Ship Yard, Staten Island, as a cable splicer. He soon joined the US Navy and attended the Navy Construction Training Centers at Camp Perry, Williamsburg, VA, and Camp Endicott, Davisville, RI, and was assigned to 113th Construction Battalion serving as a “Seabee” in Finschafen and Hollandia, New Guinea, and Mindoro in the Philippines, honorably discharged as a Shipfitter Third Class. Post-honorable discharge, George worked as a corrections officer for the City of New York Corrections Department. Finally, he served as chief clerk for the New York State Supreme Court, Richmond County, Staten Island, for 20 years before retirement. He was a member of American Legion Post 0252 in Florida.
George is predeceased by his parents; sister, Anna Schinski; and nephew, Kenneth Line. He is survived by wife, Marie; stepchildren, Pamela Kennedy, Jeanette Finnila, William Engler, Cynthia Southard; niece, Peggy Abbaticchio;11 grandchildren; and 10 great-grandchildren.
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to St. Jude’s Hospital.