Lawrence “Lonnie” C. Lynch III, of Wiscasset, passed away Jan. 6. He was born in Bangor on Nov. 24, 1959, the son of Lawrence C. and Simone (Hayden) Lynch Jr.
He graduated from Piscataquis Community High School in 1978. He completed a certificate program in welding in Euclid, Ohio and then went on to work at Bath Iron Works as a welder and planner for more than 35 years.
Lonnie married Kim Pushor on June 21, 1980. They raised a family of three boys. Lonnie was active in their lives serving as a Cub Scout leader, basketball, soccer, and t-ball coach. Lonnie taught his boys how to hunt and fish at the camp at Barnard where they spent countless family weekends.
He was a member of the K. I. Riders in Brownsville Junction and the Seboeis Stream Camp Association.
Lonnie enjoyed hunting, fishing, four-wheeling, snowmobiling, hiking, running, mountain biking, and especially spending time with family and friends at the camps in Barnard, on Wilson Pond and Seboeis.
Lonnie loved storytelling and listening to other’s stories around the campfire, a trait he inherited from his grandfather, Guy Hayden. He was known for his camp cooking, “hollow log campfires” and as “Mayor of Barnard”.
Lonnie was predeceased by mother, Simone Lynch; and longtime girlfriend, Lisa Seabrooks.
He is survived by father, Lawrence Lynch Jr. of Rockland; sons, Brian Lynch of Lincolnville, Kirk Lynch and wife Laura of Alna, and Kevin Lynch of Wiscasset; stepdaughter, Christie Fait and husband Tyson of Bath; stepson, Sean Seabrooks of Charleston, S.C; sister, Lori Lundin of England; grandson, Eben of Alna; nephew, Jeremy “Jez” of England; and former wife, Kim Lynch of Wiscasset.
Visiting hours will be from 5-8 p.m., Fri., Jan. 13 at Daigle Funeral Home, 819 High St., Bath. A celebration of his life will be at 2 p.m., Sat., Jan. 14 at Daigle Funeral Home. A gathering of family and friends will follow at the Maine Maritime Museum on Washington Street in Bath.
Memorial contributions may be made to Seboeis Plantation Volunteer Fire Department, Seboeis Plantation, ME 04448.
Condolences may be made online at www.DaigleFuneralHome.com.