Shirley Katherine Ellmauer Goodman
Retired Teacher, 82
Shirley Katherine Ellmauer Goodman, 82, passed away peacefully on Sunday, July 5, 2009, with her family by her side, at San Ramon Valley Medical Center.
Born June 26, 1927 in Liberty, NY, she leaves her husband of 58 years, Dr. Donald Goodman; sons, Gregg, Glenn, and Gary; and her grandchildren, Britt, Sarah, Erinn, Grace, Kelsee, Grant, Anna and Gray.
Shirley was a teacher by profession and continued this service throughout her life. Don and Shirley moved to Hayward, California in 1956, and moved to Alamo, California in 1965 where they made their permanent home and raised their family.
The family would like to thank all of their friends and neighbors who have been so thoughtful throughout the years.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made in honor of Shirley to Monte Vista High School, 3131 Stone Valley Road, Danville, CA 94526.
Joseph M. Lynch, 86
Joseph M. Lynch, 86, of Secaucus, NJ, and Bethel, NY, passed away on Thursday, July 9, 2009. Mr. Lynch was a well known Hudson County engineer, planner and surveyor who founded Mayo Lynch & Associates in 1953.
His career includes current service as engineer for the JCMUA, the city of Weehawken, the NBBOE and countless major municipal projects including housing, parks, sewerage treatment plants, industrial facilities, schools, and planning projects in NJ and NY.
Joseph was instrumental in initiating the Federal Model Cities Grant for Hoboken, and shared ownership of patents for sewage treatment processes and equipment. An organizer and Chairman for the Plaza National Bank (now PNC), he received many awards for banking and engineering accomplishments, recently the 2008 Tau Beta Pi Eminent Engineer Award for lifetime excellence.
He was a member of the editorial advisory board of the Encyclopedia of Environmental Science and Engineering, and, as a Stevens Institute of Technology Alumni, belonged to the Stevens Metropolitan Club and Old Guard.
Joseph was a WWII U.S. Army veteran serving on the USS Duluth in the Philippines and received medals for his service, most recently the Hudson County Distinguished Service medal in 2008. He was a member of the VFW and Knights of Columbus.
Joseph married high school sweetheart, Anna, four days prior to enlistment and they recently celebrated their 66th anniversary.
Beloved husband of Anna Marie (nee Lewandoski) Lynch.
Loving father of Joan Lynch, Laurie & Seamus Cunningham, Peter & Cheryl Lynch, Joseph & Jane Lynch, Anna Lynch, MD, Grace Lynch & John Curry.
Cherished grandfather of Seamus Cunningham, Anna Cocuzzo, Tara Kreder, Chris Cunningham, Julie O’Donnell, Jamie, Jill & Patrick, Joseph & Sean Lynch, Josephine & the late John Curry.
Great grandfather of Ryan, Brianna, Colin, Kevin, Cameron, Corinne, Emma, Sarah, Jack
Dear brother of Robert and the late James and John Lynch.
Funeral from RIOTTO FUNERAL HOME, 3205 Kennedy Blvd., Jersey City, was held on Monday, July 13, 2009. Funeral Mass was held at Immaculate Conception Church, Secaucus. Interment was made in Holy Cross Cemetery, N. Arlington. Visiting Saturday 4-7 and Sunday 2-4 & 7-9 p.m. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to John Curry 3 Music Fund (c/o Anna Lynch, 717 John St., Secaucus, NJ 07094).