Cumberland Times-News


April 2, 2013

RUTH L. LYNCH [Sanford, Fla.]

SANFORD, Fla. — Ruth Lee Lynch, 93, of Sanford, Fla., formerly of Westminster, died Monday, April 1, 2013, at The Guardian Home.

Born March 7, 1920, in Cumberland, she was the daughter of the late Clyde S. and Bernadette Martin Kuhns. She was the wife of the late Joseph E. Lynch Jr. She was also predeceased by her brother, Richard M. Kuhns.

She was one of 12 graduates in the 1937 class at Catholic Girls Central and a member of the Western Maryland Catholic Schools Association. She was also a member of “The Five Sisters,” an association of Catholic girls from five area schools.

Ruth loved to read, listen to music and sing her favorite song “Anytime.” She also loved to bake, especially her homemade cakes, pies and peanut butter fudge. She loved her family and friends very much.

Surviving is daughter and husband Carol A. and Mark H. Franz, of Westminster; daughters Deborah J. Lynch and Kathryn L. Lynch, of Longwood, Fla.; sons Michael J. Lynch, of Bangkok, Thailand and David P. and wife Sandra J. Lynch, of Littlestown, Pa.; brother Clyde S. Kuhns Jr., of Edgewater, Fla.; grandchildren Brian D. Cooke, Christopher S. Lynch (Amy), R. Nicole Lynch, James E. Johnson III (Ashanti) and Samantha K. Dionne (Gregory); great-grandchildren, Brendan D. Cooke, Josiah, J.P., Aidan X., Lucca G., Sienna J. and Blaise C. Lynch, James E. IV and Amirah M. Johnson and Emma C. Dionne and nephew, Richard M. Kuhns Jr.  

The family will receive friends on Friday from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. at the Pritts Funeral Home and Chapel, 412 Washington Road, Westminster.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Saturday at noon in St. John Catholic Church, 43 Monroe St., Westminster, with the Monsignor James Farmer officiating.

Interment will be held in Lakeview Memorial Park in Eldersburg.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be sent to the Alzheimer's Association, 1850 York Rd., Suite D, Timonium, MD 21093 or VITAS Innovative Hospice Care, 2201 Lucien Way, Suite 100, Maitland, FL 32751 or to The Guardian Home, 431 E. Airport Blvd., Sanford, FL 32773.

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