Patrick Lynch

Patrick Lynch

Wednesday, November 24th, 1937 Saturday, April 11th, 2020

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Obituary for Patrick J. Lynch

Patrick J. (Pat) Lynch, 82, of Park Ridge and Sea Girt, NJ passed away on April 11, 2020. Pat went to be with his Lord after a long struggle with Alzheimer’s while residing at Sunnyside Manor in Wall, NJ.

Born in Margaret Hague Hospital in Jersey City, the son of Patrick J. and Grace (Drew) Lynch. Pat attended St. Joseph Grammar School in Bogota and St. Cecilia High School in Englewood. Pat graduated from Iona College in New Rochelle, NY in 1959 with a BBA, and in 2008 received an Honorary Degree in recognition of his service as Chairman of the Iona College Board of Legal Trustees and his generosity to the College’s Ryan Library and the LaPenta-Lynch Trading Floor at Iona’s LaPenta School of Business. He was later named Trustee Emeritus.

Pat had a long and distinguished career with Texaco Inc., beginning in 1961 as a traveling auditor and culminating as Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer at the time of Texaco’s merger with Chevron Corp. in 2001. Over a forty-year span, he held numerous managerial positions including Assistant Comptroller, Deputy Treasurer, Comptroller, President Texaco Latin America/West Africa, and President Texaco Europe.

In addition to Iona College, Pat was on the Board of Directors of Aquila, North American Galvanizing & Coatings, Inc., Caltex Corporation, and held advisory roles at the American Petroleum Institute, Council of Financial Executives for The Conference Board, and the CFO Advisory Council of the Financial Executives Institute.

Pat was an avid golfer and a member of the Hackensack Golf Club, Metedeconk National Golf Club and the Spring Lake Golf Club. He was a great supporter of Catholic education including his alma mater Iona College, Our Lady of Mercy Academy in Park Ridge, and St. Catharine School in Spring Lake.

Pat was predeceased by his beloved wife Carol F. (McNally) Lynch and his sister Eileen M. Lynch and is survived by his sons Patrick J. of Wall, Timothy A. of Sea Girt, and Kerryn E. Shaughnessy (Rick) of Sea Girt, and four grandchildren Shea, Eva, Fiona and Charlize. He is also survived by two brothers, Thomas F. (Kathleen) and John J. (Karen) of Ramsey, and sister Grace Lynch Cooke (Arthur) of Westfield, five nieces, four grandnieces and one grandnephew.

Due to the current health crisis, visitation and funeral services will be private. A memorial mass celebrating Pat’s life will be held at a future date. O’Brien Funeral Home in Wall, NJ will handle the funeral arrangements. For expressions of sympathy visit In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations may be made in memory of Patrick Lynch to St. Catharine School, 215 Essex Avenue, Spring Lake, NJ 07762 and the Alzheimer’s Disease and Related Disorders Association, Inc. Greater NJ Chapter, 225 N. Michigan Avenue, Fl. 17, Chicago, Illinois 60601.

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Jack Murphy

Dear Kerryn
We are sorry to hear about the loss of your father. May God Speed be with you and the family!! The Murphy's, Jill & her parent Jack & Florence
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The Mantones.

Thinking of the Lynch Mob.
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Nancy McEnery Loughran

Loved your mom and dad so much!!!! Our thoughts are with you guys!!!!
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Robert Corcoran

Very sorry for your loss. Mr. Lynch and family lived on my mail route for decades. He was the nicest man. it was always good to talk to him and Carol. And what a great family!
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Edward and Kimberly Tuccio and family

With deepest sympathy,
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