Friday, March 14, 2025

The Newark St. Patrick’s Day Parade Committee is proud to dedicate the 2024 parade in loving memory Robert P. Lynch.
Rob was a long serving member of our committee. He was always there to help with any activity that was Irish. He was a gracious and generous host of the parade committee. Many good times were had at the Kilkenny Alehouse. He was a leader in the Newark business community and was well respected by his peers. He was a dedicated father and husband. He had a contagious laugh and always was good for a great joke or story. His presence will be missed as we march down Central Avenue to conclude our annual tradition. We will have a warm heart thinking of Rob and his especially contagious personality on the Feast of St. Patrick.
Born in Rockville Centre, NY, he grew up in Medford Lakes and Glen Ridge prior moving to Verona in 1999. He was the owner of the Kilkenny Alehouse in Newark since 2006. He was an active member in the AOH Division 9 of Montclair and the Shillelagh Club of West Orange. Enthusiastically assisting in their many charitable events. He was a proud Irish American. He was currently the Vice President of the NJ License Beverage Association and helped work diligently on matters affecting his fellow business owners. Mr. Lynch is survived by his wife, Michelle Lynch; son, Robert A. Lynch; his siblings, Harold Lynch, Mary Jean Lynch, Eileen Vanderpool, Maureen Lynch, Rose Mary Heugle and James Lynch and many nieces and nephews.

2023 Dedicated:
Thomas H. Kenney