Dale Lynch


Mrs. Dale Lynch was known for her brilliant smile and affection. She laughed out loud, connected with people everywhere she went and loved deeply. As she said in her final days, “I’ve had a beautiful life and a beautiful marriage.”

She grew up in Bronxville, N.Y., and at age 5 she met a sweet boy with curly strawberry blond hair and blue eyes in her neighborhood who would become the love of her life, Wilford Arthur Lynch. Married in 1960, Dale and Wil built a family and life full of love and adventure.

She had many talents and accomplishments, including working as a volunteer EMT in Houston, managing a gourmet market in Columbus, Ohio, and eventually working side-by-side with Wil in real estate on the Eastern Shore. Her biggest achievements were a 52-year marriage to her beloved Wil, whom she lost in 2012, and raising a close-knit family to whom she was devoted.

Dale leaves behind her son Christopher and daughter-in-law Megan Lynch, daughter Jennifer Lynch and son-in-law Derek Weitzel, grandchildren Reid and Olivia Weitzel and Oliver Lynch, her cousins Maryon Womble, Marshall and Patty Timm, Sallie and Frank James, Debbie and Tommy Vanlandingham and 12 nieces and nephews she adored. She is predeceased by her precious grandson Ian Christopher Stewart Lynch, her sisters Nancy Mohr and Jan Murphy, and her parents Thirma Anderson and Herbert Carlyle Leech.

Dale’s family would like to publicly thank all the caregivers and doctors who supported her and helped us ensure that she could face these last few months with dignity and stay in her home with family by her side: Dr. J. Lloyd Kellam, Dr. John Dye, Dr. Eric Lipton, Helen Wilson, Grace Smaw, Kim Stumpf, Iris Baker, Tracy Etz, Jane Fair and “C Team” at the Cheriton Fire Station.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made in Dale’s name to Hospice of the Eastern Shore or the Cheriton Volunteer Fire Company.

Online condolences may be sent to the family at www.doughtyfuneralhome.com

Arrangements were made by Wilkins-Doughty Funeral Home in Cape Charles.

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