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đŸ‡ºđŸ‡¸ Richard  G. “Gerry” Lynn Jr., 72 – Recipient of Two Purple Hearts

Richard  G. “Gerry” Lynn, Jr., 72, of Church St., Pine Grove, passed away on Sunday, June 7, 2020 in Lehigh Valley Hospital, Allentown.

Born on June 10, 1947 in Pottsville, he was a son of the late Richard Sr. and Lois Newton Lynn.

He was a member of St. Paul’s United Methodist Church, Pine Grove. He was a Navy veteran having served three tours in Vietnam and was the recipient of two purple hearts.

When Richard came to Pine Grove, he worked for Newport Homes, Smith Auto Electric, Penn Dye and owned and operated the former Lynn’s Stereo and CD in Pine Grove.  He was also an escort for Schuylkill Products.

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He was a life member of Pine Grove VFW Post 3432 and Amvets Post 180; a member of Twin Pine CD club where his handle was “superdog”, J & G Dart League, Camp Phil-up Hunting Club, Gear Grinders.   He was an ambulance driver for Pine Grove Ambulance and a helped at North End Fire Co. as a Fire Police.

Preceding him in death was his wife, Anna Mae Kotchick Lynn;  a sister Jane Matz; a nephew Jason Kotchick.
Surviving are a son Richard G. III and wife Jolene Lynn,  a daughter, Kara Lynn; both of Pine Grove five grandchildren, Derek Lynn, Geremiah Lynn, Kayleigh Lynn, Josiah Fultz, and Angeline Harris.

In lieu of flowers, the family would prefer contributions be made to the Ruth Steinert SPCA, P.O. Box 332, Schuylkill Haven, Pa. 17972 in his memory.

You may send condolences online at www.hlsnyderfuneralhome.com.

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