Sunday, October 14, 2012
He may have raised his voice during a game, but never at his Wyandotte home, his daughter said.
“Growing old is a privilege.” That was a saying Budd Lynch used to repeat. It's also one that he lived by. A memorial Mass was held Saturday morning at St. Joseph Catholic Church for the longtime Red Wings announcer and Wyandotte resident who died Tuesday. Lynch's grandson, Joe Schimizzi, quoted his grandfather's phrase during the packed service in front of fans and loved ones. He also spoke of the time he unwittingly became Lynch and his late wife Thelma’s designated driver one St. Patrick’s Day after an invitation to go to the Red Wings game with them. Often seen around Wyandotte, Lynch would always stop and chat about hockey, or golf, or whatever was going on at that time. His daughter, Mary, said she never remembered her dad yelling…
Thursday, October 11, 2012
Memorial services for the late Detroit Red Wings announcer, 95, are Friday and Saturday.
A neighbor of the late Budd Lynch, Tonia Rosalee Deliz, remembers him as a wonderful, funny man who called her Liz. Lynch, a longtime announcer for the Detroit Red Wings, passed away at age 95 on Tuesday. His funeral service is open to the public, and memorial contributions can be made to support children through The Guidance Center in Southgate. Lynch’s funeral service is likely to be very well-attended, Deliz said, because so many people knew and liked him. “He was so friendly and down to earth,” she said. “He was very independent.” Despite the loss of his arm (during World War II shortly after the D-Day Invasion at Normandy), Lynch would golf and drive in winter snowstorms, Deliz said. And he would never let her help him take out his …
Wednesday, October 10, 2012
Visitation for the longtime Wyandotte resident will be held Friday, followed by a Saturday service.
One of Hockeytown's most notable voices was silenced Tuesday with the sudden death of Budd Lynch. The 95-year-old worked for the Detroit Red Wings for 63 years, the last of which as the organization's public address announcer. Those who knew him -- or simply knew his recognizable voice -- are invited to his funeral service, which is open to the public. Visitation will be from noon to 7 p.m. Friday at R.J. Nixon Funeral Home, 2544 Biddle Ave., Wyandotte. A Rosary service is set for 7 p.m. Visitation will continue from 9 to 10:30 a.m. Saturday at St. Joseph Catholic Church, 344 Elm St., Wyandotte. A Mass celebrating his life is set for 11 a.m. at the church. He will be cremated. Memorial contributions are suggested in lieu of flowers. A …
Community members knew Lynch as a friendly gentleman who helped many charitable causes including The Guidance Center, which has set up an endowment fund in his honor.
With the passing of longtime Detroit Red Wings announcer Budd Lynch, 95, of Wyandotte, many in the community remember him as a great man who was never too busy to say hello or help a charitable cause. Mayor Joseph Peterson said he knew Lynch for more than 35 years. They met when Lynch was a customer at a Mobil gas station at Northline and Biddle, where Peterson worked when he came home from the Vietnam War. Lynch also was a military veteran, who served in the Canadian Armed Forces during World War II, his obituary said. He survived the amputation of his right arm. And Peterson knew Lynch from when he coached hockey for 27 years, Peterson said. Lynch’s late wife, Thelma, worked for municipal services. “Budd was a top-notch guy,” Peterson …
Tuesday, October 9, 2012
Wyandotte resident was longtime public address announcer for Detroit Red Wings.
The Detroit Red Wings have confirmed the team's longtime public address announcer and Wyandotte resident Budd Lynch has died, according to a news alert issued by the Detroit News. He was 95. Sign up for the Trenton-Grosse Ile Patch newsletter. Lynch, an inductee in both the Hockey Hall of Fame and Michigan Sports Hall of Fame, began his career as the Red Wings' radio broadcaster in 1949 and became the team's public address announcer in 1985. Check back later for more information as it's released. What are your memories of Budd? Share them in the comments below.