Frederick Lynch


3:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Wednesday, March 1, 2023
Norman Dean Home for Services
16 Righter Avenue
Denville, New Jersey, United States
(973) 627-1880

Funeral Service

10:00 am - 11:00 am
Thursday, March 2, 2023
Mt. Tabor Methodist Church
5 Simpson Avenue
Mt. Tabor, New Jersey, United States

Obituary of Frederick L. Lynch

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Mr. Frederick L.” Freddie” Lynch, 56, passed away peacefully on February 23, 2023,  surrounded by his family.  He battled cancer for almost 2 years and was the true definition of a fighter.  He was born on November 19, 1966 in Denville, N.J,  son of the late Sydney  and Mary Lou (Willever) Lynch.  Fred grew up in neighboring Mt. Tabor, NJ where he attended grammar school and was a graduate of Parsippany Hills High School in 1985. From the time Fred was eligible to work in high school, he gravitated to the auto parts industry to be around his love of cars. Close friends nick named him “Fast Freddie” as he loved working on and owning fast cars. Fred spent 38 years dedicated to the auto parts industry where he became an incredibly knowledgeable and experienced NAPA store manager in Rockaway, New Jersey. His dedication to working was apparent from the beginning, while other friends were whiling away Saturdays, Fred would be working as he took his duties to work seriously. No matter how much pleading and begging he got from his friends to skip work on Saturday, he was steadfast.

Fred came from a town called Mt. Tabor, NJ; it may as well have been Mayberry. A place where friends and neighbors are as close as family.   Fred was lucky to also have extended family in Mt. Tabor, as well as having lifelong best friends.  The small town on the hill was very important in formulating the man that Fred became, the values the town upheld were life changing: a place where everyone knew your name and the value of hard work and honoring the nurturing spirit of children was as important as baseball and hot dogs for other towns. Fred’s father, Sidney was on the towns volunteer Fire department.  As a young boy, Fred was vicariously a part of the Mt. Tabor fire department crew where he learned life lessons on what helping others meant.  

Fred’s love of music, motorcycles and his adventurous spirit led to meeting his future wife and love of his life, Lorilynn Mallari. They were united in matrimony at St. Christophers Church in Parsippany in 1996, together they were blessed with a loving son Dylan Lynch.  When Lori retells the story of when she met Fred, she says “I caught sight of the longhaired blond guy from afar at one of Chris’ shows, I heard a ding in my head, and something inside me knew that Fred was the one.”  Fred will often say that marrying Lori was the best decision of his life.  When the term “love of his life” is used by Fred, it is not hyperbole, it is literally true.  Fred enjoyed listening to all kinds of music, loved watching the NJ Devils and NY Giants and Yankees, going on bike rides and hiking.  He also loved tinkering in the garage.   An avid reader, Fred could always be seen with a mystery or spy paperback in his hands.

Fred was a loving and caring father, who went the extra mile and spent all his free time ensuring his son Dylan had everything he could afford him. Particularly and most importantly time spent together. Dylan’s passion was Ice Hockey and he played on a traveling team for years. This meant long stay over trips for Fred and Lori with early mornings and late-night drives home. Fred loved it all and was so supportive and appreciative of their time together. Once again, a dedicated man to his profession and his family.

Fred was deeply loved and respected by his close friends, those who knew him well, knew him for a long time, some over the course of a lifetime.    When he lived in Indian Lake in Denville for 18 years, Fred was willing to help all the neighbors with just about anything.  You could always count on him whether you needed house or car repairs, yardwork, or shoveling the neighbors’ driveways.  He also enjoyed spending time with the Highland Trail friends.    Fred was the type of person you wanted in your life, a guiding light so to speak. He wasn’t necessarily religious or spiritual, Fred was led by a higher moral ethical code from a young age that never waned.

Fred’s beautiful life will be forever cherished by his loving wife Lori, his son Dylan, the close family and

lifelong friends that were lucky enough to be a part of his life.

“We look at the stars and see your face, we listen to the ocean waves and know your grace,

the dewdrop that forms on the windowsill, and the sun that breaks the morning chill

is you smiling and saying, hello my love, everything will be ok.”

Fred is survived by his beloved wife of 26 years, Lorilynn (Mallari) Lynch of Rockaway, and by his loving son Dylan Lynch of Montville. He is also survived by his mother-in-law, Lorenza Mallari, brother in-law’s Ed (Lorie) Mallari and Gene (Clarinda) Mallari, by his Aunts, Ruth Blazure and Audrey Gilligan, by his nephew, Michael (Lucy) & nieces Madelynn and Alessandra, as well as many cousins, aunts, uncles, extended family, and friends.

Visitation will be held on Wednesday March 1, 2023, from 3:00PM to 7:00PM at Norman Dean Home for Services 16 Righter Ave Denville, NJ 07834 A funeral service will be held on Thursday March 2, 2023, at 10:00AM at the Mt. Tabor Methodist Church 5 Simpson Avenue Mt. Tabor, NJ 07878.

Memorial donations can be made in his memory to Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center by way of

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