Mahlon A. Lynn, 93, of Woodbury died Monday, January 30, 2012, at Waterbury Hospital. He was the husband of Janet (Russell) Lynn for more than 60 years.
Lynn was born January 3, 1919 in Allentown, Pa., a son of the late Raymond E. and Ellen (Anderson) Lynn. He grew up in Bethlehem, working alongside his father and brothers peddling mail and pumping gas at the family service station on 'Lynn’s Corner' in Woodbury.
He graduated from Watertown High School and Post College. He applied his trade as a machinist at several manufacturing companies including Farrell Foundry, Anaconda American Brass and Heminway & Bartlett until his retirement in 1986.
Lynn was a U.S. Navy veteran, having served during World War II from 1940 to 1946, aboard both the U.S.S. Babbitt and U.S.S. J.W. Weeks.
He moved to Woodbury in 1955, where he resided until his death. During the 1980s and 1990s, he traveled the country to attend the annual naval reunions from his service aboard the DD701 John W. Weeks.
He was a member and former deacon of the First Church of Bethlehem U.C.C., King Solomon’s Lodge #7 A.F. & A.M. and the American Legion Bradley Burton post #155, both in Woodbury.
Lynn was an avid reader of the daily newspaper and his other hobbies included playing setback, listening to big band music and watching M*A*S*H and Gunsmoke on TV Land. He had an outgoing personality, always wanting to meet new people and learning where they were from.
In addition to his loving wife, he is survived by his son, Raymond M. Lynn of Bethlehem; a sister, Margaret Urfer of Naples, Idaho; several nieces and nephews and his "grandson," Nicholas the dog. He was predeceased by his brothers, Raymond E. (Chip) Lynn, Jr., Robert W. Lynn and Carl A. Lynn.
Lynn’s family would like to thank all of the aides from Comfort Care @ Home, LLC for their loving care provided to him over the past year and a half.
Visitation: No calling hours.
Services: A memorial service will take place at 11 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 4, at the First Church of Bethlehem, U.C.C., 21 Main Street South, Bethlehem.
Burial: In the spring at , Woodbury.
Memorials: Memorial contributions can be made to Gaylord Hospital, P.O. Box 400 Wallingford, CT 06492 or Chime In! Music with a Mission, Inc., P.O. Box 21 Bethlehem, CT 06751.