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Donna L. Lynch

June 8, 1935 ~ December 28, 2023 (age 88) 88 Years Old
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Donna Lynch Obituary

Donna Louise Lynch (nee Glunt) of Medina, Ohio, passed away peacefully on December 28, 2023, at the age of 88.

Mrs. Lynch, local educator and administrator, was born June 8, 1935 in Highland Park, Michigan. She graduated from Elyria Catholic High School in 1953. She received her BA degree in Education from Kent State University in 1971, and her MA from LaVerne College in 1980. Donna served first as a teacher at Belden Elementary for 13 years and then as Principal of Grafton Elementary for 8 years. One of her fondest memories as a Principal was participating in a pilot project with NASA, where 2 schools took old school buses and converted them to resemble space ships. Choosing students to play astronauts they traveled to each other’s “planets” (schools). This project garnered national attention from newspapers to magazines. She retired from Midview in 1995 with over 32 years in education. She was a member of St. Francis Xavier Catholic Church in Medina for over 50 years. She enjoyed her family, camping, traveling, and attending the grandchildren’s athletic events.

Donna leaves behind her 5 children: Daughter Cathleen Lynch of Seville, Ohio, Daughter Patricia Van Leeuwen (Mark) of Fowlerville, Michigan, Son Charles Lynch (Sharon) of Sheffield Lake, Ohio, Son Christopher Lynch of Ft. Myers Beach, Florida and Michael Lynch of Kentucky. She was the grandmother of 15 and great-grandmother of 17.

She was preceded in death by her Husband of 60 years Charles R Lynch, Parents, Thomas and Dorothy Glunt, and siblings, Thomas Glunt II and Kathy Parks.

A  Memorial visitation will take place on Tuesday January 9, 2024 from 4 to 6 PM at the  Duke Funeral home1021 Main St. Grafton .

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January 9, 2024

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