Evan A. McLynch, 63, of Mystic Place, Keene, died Saturday, Feb. 9, 2013, at his home, following a sudden illness.
He was born in North Conway, Jan. 26, 1950, the son of Francis and Phyllis (Sinclair) McLynch, and had resided in Manchester prior to moving to Keene.
Mr. McLynch graduated from Kennett High School in North Conway, class of 1967, and went on to further his education by obtaining his bachelor's of science degree from New Hampshire College in Manchester in 1972. While serving in the U.S. Air Force, he completed his master's in accounting at Golden Gate College in California.
He was an auditor with the U.S. Department of Defense. He had been employed with a branch of the U.S. government for more than 30 years.
Mr. McLynch was an active member of the Keene Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints and had worked in the local church in many capacities. He enjoyed bee keeping and had hives in several places in the Keene area. He was known himself to be a busy bee, preferring to putter around doing things rather than to sit and do nothing at all. His most enjoyable and favorite thing of all was to be with his family and to watch them grow.
He is predeceased by his father Francis McLynch and his two older brothers, Brian "Micky" McLynch and Jeffrey McLynch.
Survivors include his mother, Phyllis McLynch of Intervale; his wife of eight years, Mary (Raisner) McLynch, of Keene; his sons, Mark M. McLynch, of Northwood, and Justin E. McLynch, of Boston; three daughters, Allison M. McLynch, of Winchester, Heather L. Yell and her husband, Robert, of Manchester, and Megan M. McLynch, of Manchester; a stepson, Brooks Henningsen and his wife, Nichole DiLuzio, of Ashland; three stepdaughters, Hannah Rangel and her husband, Ben, of Spring Creek, Nev., Larissa Verrill and her husband, Joel, of Layton, Utah, and Amanda Davis and her husband, Ryan, of Harlow, Essex, United Kingdom; a sister, Corie-Lyn O'Donnell and her husband, Jerry, of Maine; three grandchildren; three stepgrandchildren; numerous nieces, nephews and cousins.
Services for Mr. McLynch were held Monday, Feb, 18, at 11 a.m. from the Keene Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, Summit Road in Keene. Friends are invited. Calling hours will be held Sunday, Feb. 17, from 3 to 5 p.m. at the Fletcher Funeral Home and Cremation Services at 33 Marlboro Street in Keene.
Burial will take place at the family lot in North Conway later in the spring.
It has been requested that gifts be made in memory of Mr. McLynch to the Wounded Warriors Project, P.O. Box 758517, Topeka, Kansas, 66675 or to the Missionary Fund at the Keene Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, 130 Summit Road, Keene, NH, 03431.