Born in Brooklyn, N.Y., he was the son of the late Joseph T. Lynch and Mary Xiques Lynch.
Mr. Lynch began his career as a mechanic with AMF and later established his own business reconditioning and rebuilding bowling alleys in 31 countries around the world. He served in the United States Marine Corps. Richard was a member of the Rotary Club in Basking Ridge, was a stock car racer, volunteered for Meals on Wheels, and was a member of Cusillio at St. James Catholic Church in Basking Ridge.
Survivors are his wife, Janet Murray Lynch, and children; Jeffrey R. Lynch, Suzan Lynch Gillis, and Diana Lynch Hickey. Grandchildren are Caroline, Timothy, and James Gillis, Kate and Maggie Hickey, and Erin and Jeffrey Lynch. Also surviving is a brother, Joseph T. Lynch and wife Jane, as well as many nieces and nephews.
Calling hours will be held on Sunday, June 16, 2019, from 3-6pm at the Finegan Funeral Home at 302 Heckman Street in Phillipsburg, N.J. A Funeral Mass will be held on Monday at 10:00am at St. Philip & St. James Catholic Church, 430 S. Main Street in Phillipsburg, N.J. The interment will be at Moravian Cemetery in Staten Island, N.Y.
In lieu of flowers donations may be made to St. Philip & St. James School, 137 Roseberry Street, Phillipsburg, N.J. 08865