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AGNES Eileen
Birth:          1 Jan 1931 Wilkes-Barre, Pa.
Death:          20 Feb 2017 

Notes
awt Stevens Fam Tree
1940 in Phila 1455 Cheltenham Ave
pub rec on ancestry 501 N Bethlehem Pike, Ambler, Pa.
Eileen Agnes Lynch, "We Are Family": St Catherine of Siena School, 
Allentown, 1937-38, St Martin of Tours Sch, Phila., 1938-44, Villa 
Maria Acad, 1944-48, Immaculata College magna cum laude 1948-52, 
teacher, Stetson Jr HS Phila, 1952-53, sec'y Geyelin Travel Agency, 
1953-55, free lance writer, 1970-present, research specialist U of 
Penna Med Sch 1977-81, Asst to Director, Franklin Inst, 1981-83, senior 
writer, Univ of Penna 1983-1996, instructor, development/speechwriting 
courses 1985-1990, Univ of Penna College of General Studies
President, Villa Maria Alumnae Assn, 1954-56, Educ Comm, West Mt. Airy 
Neighbors, 1960-64, Parish Council, Holy Cross Church, 1964-67, Jr 
Great Books Leader, local schools, 1966-69, Adult literacy tutor, 
1985-91, Horticultural volunteer, Morris Arboretum 2003-present
Full academic scholarships to Villa Maria, Immaculata, excellence 
medals at Immaculata for English, religion, and general excellence, 
Delat Epsilon Sigma, Kappa Gamma Pi, National Mental Health Award for 
best magazine article, Women in Communications, Inc., best magazine 
article, CASE Gold Medal (4): Development writing
Her story of her childhood was published in Philadelphia Magazine Oct 
1978
email from Betty Tascione 21 Feb 2017
http://www.legacy.com/obituaries/philly/obituary.aspx?n=eileen-agnes-lyn
ch&pid=184257025
February 20, 2017. Beloved mother and grandmother, friend and 
confidante, died recently at age 86. An amazing woman who touched the 
hearts and lives of so many, Eileen led an incredibly full and varied 
life: Author, University of Pennsylvania historian, tai chi and 
meditation practitioner, volunteer, and activist. She had a unique gift 
for bringing peace to people's hearts and minds. She was a sensitive 
listener who always had the right words no matter what the situation. 
Deeply spiritual, self-aware, and continuously learning and becoming, 
she shared her insights into life with all of her children and 
grandchildren. Eileen was fond of saying, "When we understand one 
another's stories, we under-stand everything a little better. Even 
ourselves." She treated each day as a treasure and never lost her 
child-like sense of wonderment about the world. Eileen was born on 
January 1, 1931 in Wilkes Barre, PA, then moved to Philadelphia. She 
graduated from Villa Maria academy and won a scholarship to Immaculata 
College. She married the late William James Lynch in 1954, and they had 
5 children: Mary Eileen, Jane, Bill, Jim, and Mickey. She lived in 
Mount Airy until the children were grown, when she moved to Ambler, PA. 
She was a prolific and award-winning author, published in local and 
national newspapers and maga-zines. She knew more about Ben Franklin 
then old Ben himself, as she was a gifted grant and speechwriter for 
the University of Pennsylvania. Once retired, she stayed very busy, 
continuing to write and volunteer. Her book, "We are Family," 
chronicled 150 years of her family's history and she was working on a 
new children's book. She is survived by her children, their spouses, 
and 12 grandchildren. In line with her final wishes, there will be no 
funeral service. Dona-tions in her name to the Morris Arboretum are 
welcomed. 
Published on Philly.com on Feb. 26, 2017 

Parents
AGNES Michael Aloysius (13 Sep 1900 - 10 Jun 1968)
BIEBLE Eleanore (26 Apr 1901 - 1 Jun 1965)

Siblings
AGNES Eileen (1 Jan 1931 - 20 Feb 2017)
AGNES Barbara Ann (14 May 1934 - )

Marriage To LYNCH William James (28 Jun 1930 - 31 Mar 2008) m. 21 Aug 1954 Notes Parents LYNCH James M. () MCMENAMIN Margaret C. () Children by LYNCH William James 28 Jun 1930 - 31 Mar 2008
LYNCH Mary-Eileen (28 Oct 1955 - 28 Nov 2005) LYNCH Jane Marie (22 Oct 1956 - ) LYNCH William James (14 Apr 1960 - ) LYNCH James Alexander (4 May 1965 - ) LYNCH Michael Collins (22 Jul 1969 - )
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