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“Elaine,I am so sorry to hear of Bob's passing. I always enjoyed talking to him at the model shows.John Walker, Patriot Chapter ”
1 of 22 | Posted by: A friend

“I am sorry for your loss. He was a great guy and had a great laugh. He cheered up the entire class! He will be missed. ”
2 of 22 | Posted by: JAY LECLAIR - Carlsbad, CA

“Hi Elaine, I'm so sorry to hear of Robert's passing. I waited on him the last time he was in the pharmacy and we shared a funny story together....Read More »
3 of 22 | Posted by: Barry Fong - newton, MA

“Rest In Peace Lynchie. You always made me smile. In my prayers forever ”
4 of 22 | Posted by: Robert Shepard - Tewksbury, MA

“Elaine, I always enjoyed meeting you and Bob at Mass at Saint Judes when I was home on vacation from Brazil. May your faith be...Read More »
5 of 22 | Posted by: aloysius Tierney - Classmate

“I am very sorry to hear of Bob's death. We were high school friends . I'm sure that you will all miss him. We ”
6 of 22 | Posted by: David ONeil - Holliston, MA

“I am very sorry for your loss. I remember Mr. Lynch fondly from Christopher Columbus. It's funny but nearly 40 years has passed and I still...Read More »
7 of 22 | Posted by: John Duffy - Winthrop, MA

“Thoughts and prayers to the entire Lynch and Bigham Families. Mr Lynch was a great teacher and a very good man. He made a lasting impression on all...Read More »
8 of 22 | Posted by: Leo Boucher - Charlestown, MA

“My deepest sympathy to the Lynch Family. Great teacher and a good man.Leo BoucherColumbus Class of 1981 ”
9 of 22 | Posted by: A friend

“My sincere condolences to the entire Lynch family. I was fortunate enough to have had Mr Lynch as one of my teachers my freshman year at Christopher...Read More »
10 of 22 | Posted by: Steve Raymond - Peabody, MA

“R.I.P. Mr. Lynch. I was in his homeroom Central Jr 7th grade class of 1976. Even after I moved up to 8th grade he would stop me in the hallway and...Read More »
11 of 22 | Posted by: Bill Jarrett - Waltham, MA

“elaine -- i am so sorry for your loss, and am grateful that i got a chance to meet bob in the airport so many years ago; he was a really nice guy......Read More »
12 of 22 | Posted by: pam waterman

“Dear Elaine, I am so sorry to hear the news of this tragedy. Thinking of you with great sadness for your loss.Maria ”
13 of 22 | Posted by: Maria Glymour - San Francisco, CA

“Mrs. Lynch and family, So sorry for your loss, and my thoughts and prayers are with you all. I had Mr. Lynch at Central Jr. High School in Waltham...Read More »
14 of 22 | Posted by: Liz Kantowski-Distasio - Acton, MA

“Dear ElaineI am so sorry to read of Robert's passing. While I did not know him that well I did enjoy our chats when he would bring his computer to me...Read More »
15 of 22 | Posted by: Roger Jermyn - Waltham, MA

“May God grant you the love and comfort from family and friends needed at this time of saying, "Good bye for now." ”
16 of 22 | Posted by: Janet Calvey

“Elaine, I am so sorry. My thoughts and prayers are with you. ”
17 of 22 | Posted by: Gina Sanchez - Boston, MA

“Elaine, I'm Sandy's daughter - I'm not sure if you remember me, it's probably been 25 - 30 years since we've seen each other. I was very sorry to...Read More »
18 of 22 | Posted by: Katie Sherburne - Watertown, MA

“Elaine, I am so sorry. My thoughts and prayers are with you. Phyllis ”
19 of 22 | Posted by: Phyllis Doheny - Coworker

“Elaine, I am so sorry for your loss. Bobby was a good friend, instructor and all round nice guy. He will be missed. ”
20 of 22 | Posted by: Kari Spriggs - Waltham, ME


21 of 22 | Posted by: Mrs Walker

“Dear Elaine, I send my sincere condolences. I hope you are finding some comfort in the love and support of family and friends - including those of us...Read More »
22 of 22 | Posted by: Rima Rudd - Newton, MA


Waltham – Mr. Robert E. Lynch of Waltham, died Friday May 19, 2017. He was 71.

Bob was born in Waltham on September 12, 1945, the son of the late Hazel C. (Bigham) and Robert G. Lynch, and had been a lifelong resident.

He was raised and educated in Waltham and graduated from Saint Mary's High School. After that he earned his bachelors and master's degrees from Boston State College. On August 25, 1984 he married the love of his life, Elaine M. O'Mara, in St. Camillus Church in Arlington.

He was a talented teacher and taught at Blue Hills Regional Technical High School in Canton, Saint Mary's High School in Lynn, Christopher Columbus High School in Boston and in the Waltham Public Schools.

Most recently he had been working as an employment specialist finding jobs for the disabled for agencies including WCI, SMOC and Easter Seals.

Bob was an outdoorsman at heart and enjoyed hunting and fishing. He and Elaine vacationed throughout the country and Europe. They cruised across the Atlantic, the Baltic, the Caribbean and the Mediterranean seas. Two trips to Hawaii were counted among Bob's favorites.

In addition to his wife of more than thirty-two years, Elaine, he is survived by his sister Terry Bigham; his aunt, Mary Martha Bigham and several cousins.

He was also the brother of the late Anne Stoupakis and nephew of the late Edward, Brad and Harvey Bigham.

Family and friends will honor and remember Robert's life by gathering for calling hours in The Joyce Funeral Home, 245 Main Street (Rte. 20), Waltham on Tuesday May 23rd from 4 to 8 p.m. and again at 9 a.m. on Wednesday morning before leaving in procession to Sacred Heart Church, 311 River St., Waltham where his Funeral Mass will be celebrated at 10 a.m. Burial will follow in St. Bernard's Cemetery, Concord.