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Augsburg Lutheran Church
845 W 5th St, Winston-Salem, NC 27101
Monday, Mar 12, 2018

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Augsburg Lutheran Church
845 W 5th St, Winston-Salem, NC 27101
Monday, Mar 12, 2018
3 p.m.

Dr. John Ellsworth Lynch
Jun 08, 1935 - Mar 07, 2018
Winston-Salem, NC
Dr. John Ellsworth Lynch, 83, a loving and much loved son, brother, husband, father, uncle and grandfather, passed away peacefully on Wednesday, March 7, 2018.

Dr. Lynch was born in Fargo, North Dakota on June 8, 1935 to John Joseph and Mary Louise Paulson Lynch. He received his Bachelor of Science in Business Administration from University of North Dakota in 1959, Masters of Business Administration from the University of Missouri in 1969, and earned his Doctorate in Public Administration from Nova University in 1980. In 1983, he received an Honorary Doctor of Laws from Campbell University. He was a veteran of the Army, serving from 1954-1957. He married his wife, Beth Margaret Pallas Lynch in 1956. Together, they had three sons John Ellsworth, Michael Allen, and Kevin James.

He was a member of Augsburg Lutheran Church. He served North Carolina Baptist Hospital from 1970 until 1988. Between 1970 and 1972 he was the Executive Vice President/Administrator and from 1972 until his retirement in 1988 was President. He was an honorary life member Forsyth County chapter American Red Cross; board directors Amos Cottage; board directors of North Carolina Blue Cross Blue Shield; trustee North Carolina Hospital Association. Dr. Lynch was a member American College Hospital Administrators, North Carolina Hospital Association (budget committee, council on management), Beta Gamma Sigma, Beta Alpha Psi. He loved to play golf, go to the beach and spend time with his family.

John was preceded in death by his sister Anneline Mary Lynch Olson (Gary) and son Michael Allen Lynch (Kelly). Survivors include wife Beth Margaret Pallas Lynch; sons John Ellsworth Lynch, Jr. (Julia) and Kevin James Lynch (Mary Roze); a brother Dr. Clifford James Lynch (Margaret), two sisters Nancy Louise Lynch Burkland (Darrell) and Joanne Sandra Lynch McGregor (Don); six granddaughters Waverly Roze Lynch, Alexandra Mackenzie Lynch, Pierce Ellsworth Lynch, Connor Delaney Lynch Berger (Keith), Whitney Marie Lynch, and Hannah Elizabeth Reed Lynch; and one great-granddaughter Evelyn Delaney Berger.

Memorial Service will be held at 3:00 p.m. on Monday, March 12, 2018 at Augsburg Lutheran Church with Pastor Paul Wollner officiating. The family will receive friends after the service. Memorials may be made to Augsburg Lutheran Church, 845 W 5th St, Winston-Salem, NC 27101 or Kate B. Reynolds Hospice Home 101 Hospice Ln, Winston-Salem, NC 27103.

Online condolences may be made through www.salemfh.com.
Debbie Millirons
Ms. Beth, I am so sorry for your loss of John. I know you will miss him deeply, but he is at peace with no more suffering. You will be in my thoughts and prayers. Love and Miss You.
Lawrence Davis
Beth. EJSD It is hard to believe he retired from the hospital 30 years ago. Yet we have the wonderful memory of his outstanding and faithful service. Thank you for your support which enabled him to lead the hospital so efffectively from 1972 to 1988. John helped the board members in making good decisions, but most importantly through his leadershiphe helped make sure that patients received the excellent services they needed. May God bless and comfort you and give you peace, Lawrence DavisOK
Len Preslar
Jodi and I regret not seeing family at the funeral today, but send our sympathy and love. John had a remarkable legacy at Baptist Hospital, accomplishing much and laying the sound foundation on which many future successes have been built. The family should be very proud of that legacy and celebrate John's life with pride. John gave me wonderful opportunities at Baptist, for which I remain grateful! Len Preslar


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