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Rosemary Jacobs Lynch

April 2, 2011

Rosemary Jacobs Lynch, of Wilkes-Barre, died Saturday, April 2, 2011, at Little Flower Manor, Wilkes-Barre.

She was born on July 28, 1930, in Wilkes-Barre, a daughter of the late Matthew J. and Ethel Conway Jacobs. She was a graduate of St. Ann’s Academy Wilkes-Barre.

Rosemary was married 39 years, to the late Senior Chief Petty Officer E. James Lynch.

She was previously employed by Fowler, Dick, & Walker, The Boston Store, and retired from the Diocesan Guild Studios, Wilkes-Barre.

As a young woman, Rosemary spent summers life guarding at the Miner Park Pool, where she had fond memories of working with returning veterans with aqua therapy.

Rosemary was a member St. Therese Roman Catholic Church, Wilkes-Barre. She was an active member of many parish functions, including the bazaar committee, plant stand chairwoman, choir, and Altar and Rosary Society. Rosemary had the distinction of being the first baby girl baptized in the current church location.

She was preceded in death by her husband, E. James Lynch; brother, John X. Jacobs; sisters-in-law Millie Jacobs, Dorothy Jacobs, and Elizabeth Schmaltz; and brother-in-law, Joseph Smith.

Surviving are daughters, Mary Kathleen Williams and husband Robert B, Wilkes-Barre; Patricia A., Wilkes-Barre; son, James F., Wilkes-Barre; grandchildren, Christine Stuffick and husband Andrew, Mechanicsburg, Pa.; Nicholas J. Williams, Wilkes-Barre; great-grandchildren, Drew Christopher and Luke Edward Stuffick, Mechanicsburg, Pa.; brothers, Matthew T. Jacobs, and wife Sandra, Wilkes-Barre; Joseph M. Jacobs and wife Edith, Wilkes-Barre; and sister-in-law Virginia Smith, Wilkes-Barre; as well as many nieces and nephews and cousins.

Rosemary was a devoted mother, grandmother, sister, aunt and friend to all who were fortunate to know her.

The family would like to thank the staff of Little Flower Manor for the wonderful care, kindness, and compassion Rosemary received. A special thank you to Rita Rovinski for being a source of comfort to Rosemary in her last days.

The funeral will be held at 9:30 a.m. Wednesday from The Jacobs Funeral Service, 47 Old River Road, Wilkes-Barre, with a Mass of Christian Burial at 10 a.m. in St. Therese Church, 25 Old River Road, Wilkes-Barre. Interment will be in Saint Mary’s Cemetery, Hanover Township. Friends may call from 5 to 8 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home.

In Rosemary’s honor, memorial donations may be made to Little Flower Manor.

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