Louis R. Lynn, age 71, of West Haven, beloved husband of Sylvia Klynduck Lynn, entered through the gates of Heaven on Sunday, November 14, 2010 at the Masonic Home in Wallingford. Louis was born to Louis and Jeannette Brown Lynn on May 29, 1939. He was a loving husband, father and grandfather. During his short life, Louis had touched many lives. He was a great family man, hard worker, avid horseman and rodeo participant. He loved horses and the rodeo, but most of all he loved his wife, children and grandchildren. His motto was to always do your best and never give up. This was the way he lived his life every day. Before his retirement in 2000, Louis was employed by Waste Management. Prior to that, he worked for Armstrong Tire and was an operations manager at Latella Carting for over 30 years. He loved to travel with his family. Louis was a member of the US Marine Corps. and Marine Corps. Reserves from 1960 -1966. Louis will be sadly missed by his wife of 49 1/2 years, Sylvia, and their children: Richard and his wife Mary of East Haven, Sherri Higgins and her husband John of Stratford, Paul and his wife Trish of North Branford, Stephanie Bradley and her husband Thomas of Clinton and Stephen and his wife Stacey of East Haven. He is also survived by his 12 grandchildren: Jonathan Lynn, Chelsea Germanese, Dylan Lynn, Elizabeth Bradley, Nicholas Bradley, Paul Lynn, Jr., Dillon Higgins, Joseph Bradley, Louis Bradley, Bryan Higgins, Karlee Lynn and Jason Lynn. He is also survived by his sisters Helen Gillan and her husband James of South Carolina and Alice Holford and her husband Ray of Minnesota. He also leaves several nieces, nephews, great-nieces, great-nephews and cousins. He was predeceased by his parents Jeannette and Louis Lynn, brother Leonard Schoen, and mother and father-in-law Celia and Nicholas Klynduck. The family would like to express our deepest gratitude to the nursing staff at the Masonic Home in Wallingford, especially his niece, Melinda Schoen, his companion Linda Grasso and his aides Jackie and Holly for their compassionate care. Friends and family may call on Thursday, November 18, 2010 from 4-8 PM at BEECHER & BENNETT-TAYLOR, 410 Campbell Ave., West Haven, Funeral Service at 7:30 PM. In lieu of flowers, donations in Louis' name can be made to the American Heart Association, 5 Brookside Drive, Wallingford, CT 06492 or to the American Lung Association, 1301 Pennsylvania Avenue NW, Ste. 800, Washington, DC 20004.

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  1. May our beloved father rest in peace. Our children and ourselves will miss him dearly, but he will remain forever in our memories and our hearts. Love you always dad, Stephen Stacey Karlee Jason

  2. Rest in Peace Uncle Louie. You will be greatly missed by all who had the good fortune to know you. We love you and know you are watching over us with all our loved ones in heaven.

  3. SLYVIA AND FAMILY /WHAT CAN I SAY EXCEPT THAT OUR HEARTS AND PRAYERS ARE WITH YOU AND YOUR FAMILY.I’M SORRY THAT WE WERE UNABLE TO MAKE IT UP THERE . HOPEFULLY IN THE LATE SPRING, THE GIRLS AND I WILL TRY MAKE IT WITH LOVE JANET AND FAMILY e-mail does not work janet

  4. Sylvia & Family, Please accept our most sincere sympathy. Our thoughts and prayers are with you. Jack & Connie Higgins

  5. Sylvia, Richard, Sherri, Paul, Stephanie, & Stephen, My God hold you in his arms and penetrate you with his love. May being in the lords, arm allow you to feel some peace through the worst storm of your lives. We know how much your husband and father meant to all of you. Your family is strong, and very close which will help you all now to ease the burden and pain in your hearts. Lean on your spouses for strength, you don’t have to carry your grief alone. Plus Bob & I are here for you all, just ask and we will be glad to help.

  6. Sylvia, Richard, Sherri, Paul, Stephanie, & Stephen, Our deepest sympathy is extended to you and your families. Such a loss is hard to bear but know in your hearts that he is in a better place with no pain nor worries.

  7. You are and will always be my hero, my guardian angel, my rock!! You will be in our hearts forever! I love you Daddy!! Love, Sherri

  8. So sorry to hear about the loss of your husband & father. Our thoughts & prayers are with you all at this time. Dianna & Sam

  9. Stephanie and Family, You are in my thoughts and prayers. Always remember Your father ways carry on through each and every one of you every day. God Bless

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