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John Lynott

John Lynott, 79, of Harrisburg, passed away Sunday morning, April 10, 2022, under the care of Hospice of Central PA at UPMC West Shore Hospital, Mechanicsburg.

Born in Taylor, PA, on January 12, 1943, he was the son of the late Michael F. Lynott and Violet Sutter Lynott. His uncle, Harold “Houck” Sutter helped raise him.


He was preceded in death by his mother, father, and uncle as well as his grandson, Gavin Lawrence and brother-in-law, Richard Smith.


Surviving is his wife of 56 years, Sharon Smith Lynott; daughter, Roxane O’Malley (Michael) Duryea; son, Sean Lynott (Traci), Neodesha, Kansas; grandchildren, Drew and Mick O’Malley and Garrett Lawrence; great grandson Alistar Lawrence; sister-in-laws, Joanne Smith (Keith Garcia), Idaho Springs, CO; Toni Patterson (Don), Palestine, TX; and Lynn Vigil (Mike), Salida, CO, numerous cousins, nieces, and nephews.


John was a graduate of Pittston High School, Class of 1961, and West Shore Technical School, Kingston. He retired as a machinist from Norfolk Southern after 30 years. He was a Vietnam Era Veteran, serving in the Air Force. He was a parishioner of Holy Name of Jesus Church, Harrisburg. He was a dual member of Post 272 American Legion and the Sons of the American Legion. He was a 3rd degree Knight with the Knights of Columbus, Council #869. He was a

devoted husband, father and grandfather. He enjoyed traveling and watching his grandsons play football. He always had a comeback in conversation to keep everyone on their toes.


Thank you to the medical team at UPMC West Shore Hospital, 5th floor, especially Jana, Marie and Joelle, and Hospice of Central PA, specifically Meghan and Susan, for the excellent care and compassion. A special thank you to Kathleen Yesavage, CRNP for the UPMC Hillman Cancer Center and Father Robert Yohe.


On Friday, April 15, there will be an Irish Wake at the Linglestown American Legion Post 272, 505 North Mountain Road, Linglestown, PA. from 1 to 4PM.


Viewing: Monday evening, April 18 at Kiesinger Funeral Services Inc., 255 McAlpine St., Duryea, PA 5 to 8 pm. A mass of Christian Burial on Tuesday, April 19, at 10:00am at Queen of the Apostles Church, 715 Hawthorne St., Avoca, PA. Interment in St. Mary’s Cemetery, Avoca with Honor Guard services provided by AMVETS Honor Guard of Greater Pitttston.


Memorial donations may be made to Hospice of Central PA, 1320 Linglestown Rd., Harrisburg, PA 17110.


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