Sean Lynch Obituary, Death – After a long and courageous battle with brain cancer, beloved professor, scientist, and expert fisherman extraordinaire Sean Lynch passed away at his home in Bolingbrook, Illinois. He had recently turned sixty years of age. Sean’s parents, Kathleen and John “Jack,” welcomed him into the world on August 15, 1962, in Enniskillen, which is located in Northern Ireland.
Lynch. His full name, anglicized as Sean Martin Mary Patrick Lynch, is said to have originated in Ireland. As a young boy, he excelled at fishing and was recognized with a number of awards for it. His academic prowess was demonstrated by the fact that he graduated from Queen’s Belfast University in 1985 with a bachelor’s degree in Biochemistry, earning him a place among the university’s honors graduates.
After that, he went on to earn a doctorate from Ulster University at Coleraine in the fields of nutrition and biochemistry in the year 1989.In 1989, Sean made the move from Ireland to the United States in order to begin his first post-doctoral position at the Grand Forks Human Nutrition Center in Grand Forks, North Dakota. It was during this time that he first became acquainted with DeeAnne Remington, who would later become his wife. After that, he finished his post-doctoral work in the Boston area, splitting his time between Harvard University and Boston University.
In 1995, he uprooted his life and moved to Illinois so that he could begin working as a professor of biochemistry at Midwestern University in Downers Grove. Both the mentoring of aspiring medical professionals and the antioxidant research that Sean conducted brought him great satisfaction. When he wasn’t working, Sean cherished the time he could spend with his devoted family. His interests included growing flowers, exploring new places, reading, going camping, cooking over an open fire in the summer, and even fishing on occasion. He was an engaged participant in the Knights of Columbus organization.
The two of his children, Michael and Caroline, were the sources of the majority of his pride. Simply being with his loved ones brought him indescribable happiness. His wife, DeeAnne Remington, his son Michael Herzog Lynch, and his daughter Caroline Aine Lynch, as well as his sister Catherine Adams and his aunt Elizabeth Entwistle, are among the people who survive Sean.
Donations to the Glioblastoma Foundation can be made in lieu of flowers by visiting their website at https://glioblastomafoundation.org. The family has asked for donations to be made in lieu of flowers.
Memorial Visitation will be held on Thursday beginning at 9:30 am and continuing until chapel prayers at 10:30 am at the McCauley-Sullivan Funeral Home located at 530 W. Boughton Rd. in Bolingbrook, Illinois 60440.
Following the visitation, a mass will be held at St. Dominic Catholic Church at 11:00 am. An interment service is scheduled to take place at a later time in Ireland. Everyone who knew Sean as a friend or member of their family will grieve his passing deeply.