CORTLAND - George R. Lynch, 75, died Saturday, Feb. 9, 2013, at his residence.
He was born Nov. 7, 1937, in Massillon, the son of the late George I. Lynch and the late Audrey Perry Lynch.
He graduated Champion High School in 1955 and was employed as the head roller in the 12-inch mill at Copperweld Steel for 41 years, until his retirement.
George was a member of Fowler United Methodist Church. He was a 32nd Degree Mason, past master, and current chaplain of the Western Reserve Masonic Lodge 507. He was also a past patron of the Eastern Star Opal Chapter 181, member of the Scottish Rite, the Fish and Game Club of Vienna, Ladies Firearms instructor, was a certified Pistol and Rifle Instructor Ranger Officer and a member of the NRA, the Trap League, and a member of the Trumbull Moose Lodge 186. He enjoyed bluegrass music and attending festivals.
He is survived by his special friend of 26 years, Sue Conine of Cortland; his children, Debbie Pugh of Jackson, Tenn., George R. Lynch Jr. of Bristolville, Mark Lynch of Bristolville and Nora Lynch of Middlefield; his grandchildren, Amber (Kerry) Parsons, Justin Austin, Ryan Pugh, Kelsey Lynch, Slade M. Blair and Autumn Blair; great-grandchildren, Cody and Shelby Parsons, Gavin Baker and Jessie Pugh; and his brother, David P. Lynch.
Other than his parents, he was preceded in death by a sister, Patricia Jordan.
Services will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday at Carl W. Hall Funeral Home, where Pastor Dan Wilson will officiate.
Friends may call from 5 to 7 p.m. Tuesday at Carl W. Hall Funeral Home. Masonic rites will be observed 4:45 p.m. Tuesday by the Western Reserve Lodge 507.
The family requests that material contributions be made to Fowler United Methodist Church in his memory.