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John Patrick "JP" Lynn

June 29, 1946 - December 4, 2016

John Patrick “JP” Lynn passed away with his wife Sharon of 50 years and other loving family by his side on December 4, 2016. He was born on June 29, 1946 in Syracuse, NY to the late John and Patricia Lynn. He was a dedicated “Syracuse Orange” fan who loved cheering for their sports teams.

He is survived by his sister Barbara Maphey (Ron), two brothers Timothy Lynn (Jan) and William Lynn (Joanne) wife Sharon and four children, Kelly Elliott (Phil), Matthew Lynn, Patty Strathmann (Glen), Jason Lynn and ten grandchildren: Dillon O’Sullivan, Collin Berger, Savannah Lynn, Jake O’Sullivan, Kasey O’Sullivan, Sammy Strathmann, Noah Strathmann, Joshua Lynn, Myles Lynn, and Gabriella Lynn.

The family would like to extend a heartfelt thank you to the staff of Norfolk Sentara 6RP, Norfolk Sentara Infusion Center and the Adult Bone Marrow Transplant Center at Duke Medical Center.

A Church service will be held in his honor on Saturday, December 10 at 10:00am at St. Paul’s Catholic Church in Portsmouth, VA where he was a member. A celebration of Life will also be held in Syracuse, NY on December 18.

In lieu of flowers, the family has asked that blood and platelet donations be made at the Red Cross or other locations.

Condolences can be made online at

Service Information

Service Information

Date: Saturday, December 10, 2016

Time: 10:00 am


St. Paul's Catholic Church, Portsmouth

522 High Street
Portsmouth, VA 23704

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