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Tom Lynch

February 10, 1945 - February 19, 2021
Kalamazoo, MI



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Charcot-Marie-Tooth Association
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1830 S. Westnedge
Kalamazoo, MI 49008
(269) 349-4961
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Age 76, died on February 19, 2021. Tom was born February 10, 1945 in Waterbury, CT, the son of Charles II and Helen (Kalais) Lynch. Tom knew how to make the most of every day and was a friend to everyone he met. It was rare that he would go anywhere and not know somebody. He was a pool shark in his youth and enjoyed spending his days at the billiard hall. Later, he became a regular at Texas Hold ‘em tournaments. An avid sports fan, Tom proudly rooted for Michigan State University. He also coached youth sports, baseball and football for both of his sons, Tim and Steve. He was proud of his boys and always seemed to have just the right advice and guidance when they needed it most.

Tom was preceded in death by his parents. Surviving are his 2 sons: Tim (Rachel) Lynch and Steve Lynch; 3 grandchildren: Noah, Mia, and Alex; and siblings: Jean Julian and Chris Lynch. Visit Tom’s personal webpage at www.BetzlerLifeStory.com where you may archive a favorite memory or photo, and sign his online guestbook. Memorial contributions may be made to Charcot-Marie-Tooth Association. Arrangements by Betzler Life Story Funeral Home, 6080 Stadium Drive, Kalamazoo 269-375-2900.