Bernadette “Bernie” Lynch of East Stroudsburg, Pennsylvania, passed away on March 19, 2022, at the Monroe County Hospice House in East Stroudsburg. She had been in treatment for colon cancer since 2020. She was born Mary Bernadette Lenz to John F. Lenz, and Mary Mack Lenz on November 20, 1952, in Corning, Iowa, where she and her brother Charlie grew up surrounded by the large loving Mack family. She graduated from Corning Community Schools with the Class of ’71. She attended Marycrest College in Davenport, Iowa, then transferred to the University of Iowa in Iowa City , where she graduated in 1979. She worked several memorable summers at the Ozark Barbecue in Lake of the Ozarks, Missouri, and continued working a variety of jobs in various locations around the Midwest and West. In 1978 she met Dr. Christopher Lynch. They married in 1981 in St. Patrick’s Catholic Church in Corning. With his job with the US Army Medical Corps, they moved to Denver, Colorado; to Tacoma, Washington; to Baumholder and then Augsburg, Germany; and finally to Colorado Springs, Colorado. In 1989, then Major Christopher Lynch was honorably discharged from the US Army, and joined Pocono Pediatric Associates, which in 2013 joined the St. Luke’s University Health System. Bernie and Chris continued to travel extensively. She volunteered with several organizations during the more than 30 years spent in Monroe County, Pennsylvania. She was a tremendously proud mother to their 3 children, and supported their many activities and efforts in school and their wonderful neighborhood. She worked for Pocono Pediatric Associates for 16 years. Bernie is survived by her father John F. Lenz of East Stroudsburg; husband Dr. Christopher Lynch of East Stroudsburg; children Joseph F. Lynch (partner Jaclyn Kidd) of Stroudsburg, Pennsylvania, Elizabeth R. Lynch (husband Gregory Stavish) of Rahway, NJ, Andrew J. Lynch (fiancee’ Nicole Thompson) of Brodheadsville, Pennsylvania, grandson Theodore J. Stavish; brother-in-law Stephen F. Lynch and sister-in-law Jolene Lynch, of Seattle, Washington; sister-in-law Judith Lynch of Secaucus, NJ; and many beloved cousins, nieces, and nephews. She was preceded in death by her dear mother Mary M. Lenz, brother Charles J. Lenz, parents-in-law John J. and Hedwig F. Lynch, and brothers-in-law John Lynch and Brendan Lynch.
Interment of the ashes will be at 11:30 a.m., Saturday, May 21, 2022 at Calvary Cemetery in Corning. A luncheon will follow at the Corning Opera House. Memorial contributions may be directed to a charity of the donor’s choice in memory of Bernie. Memories and condolences may be left at www.pearsonfuneralhomes.com .