Paul A. Lynch, Age: 82
Jun 13, 1936 -- Mar 3, 2019

Paul A. Lynch, 82, of Overland Park passed away March 3, 2019. Visitation will be 10:00 a.m.-11:00 a.m. Saturday, March 30 at Curé of Ars Catholic Church, 9401 Mission Rd, Leawood, KS; followed by Mass of Christian Burial.  A Private inurnment at Holy Trinity Cemetery, New Albany, IN. will take place later. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be given to https://www.lymphoma.org or https://www.hfsa.org/donate/.

 

Paul was born June 13, 1936, the son of Dennis and Jennie (Dragoo) Lynch, in Louisville, KY.  He married Winona Knable on June 14, 1958 in New Albany. He served in the United States Navy during the beginning of the Vietnam War aboard a ship delivering supplies while being stationed in San Diego and Oahu. Afterward he earned a chemical engineering degree and worked for BF Goodrich in Louisville.

 

He later attained his Law Degree from the University of Louisville and served as the Assistant State Attorney in Kentucky. Paul’s family moved to Kansas City area and Paul began working for as an International Attorney for J.F. Pritchard Company and later Black & Veatch. He did extensive travel in Europe and Asia negotiating international contracts with potential clients for the respective company.

 

He lived in Bangkok, Thailand and met the King of Thailand; while finalizing negotiations to build a power plant. He casually met the author, Arthur C. Clarke, while staying in a hotel. He lived in Sri Lanka for two years while working as an attorney for United States Agency for International Development responsible for administering civilian foreign aid and development assistance.  Paul worked in Africa and Iraq. He was asked to leave the country when Iraq invaded Iran prior to the start of the Iraq War with the United States. Paul made his way back to Park University in Parkville, MO teaching business law; retiring in 2016.

 

Paul is preceded in death by his four siblings, Bill Lynch, Jimmy Lynch, Catherine Beavin and Maureen “Reenie” O’Neil. He is survived by his wife of 60 years, Winona; son, Tai Lynch and wife Kim; Suzy Thompson; Michael Lynch and wife Karen; Linda Cobler and Jeremy Humble; Rose Vanderpool and husband James; nine grandchildren; one great-grandchild; and his loving nieces and nephews.

Event:
Visitation
Location:
Curé of Ars Catholic Church
Address:
9401 Mission Rd
City:
Leawood
State:
KS
Zip Code:
66206
Date:
Mar 30 ,2019
Time:
10:00 AM
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Event:
Funeral Mass
Location:
Curé of Ars Catholic Church
Address:
9401 Mission Rd
City:
Leawood
State:
KS
Zip Code:
66206
Date:
Mar 30 ,2019
Time:
11:00 AM
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