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Edwin A. Lynch

Edwin A. Lynch of Palisade died at at the Hospice Care Center in Grand Junction. He was 87.

Ed was a peach grower in the Vineland area for 20 years until retiring at the age of 75 due to the weight of peach fuzz.

Lynch grew up in Thomaston, Maine, where he attended high school and played all sports. He went into the Army in 1943 and served in Europe where he was wounded, receiving the Purple Heart medal during the Battle of The Bulge in Belgium. He later graduated from the University of New Hampshire and became a pipeline construction supervisor for 30 years in Canada, Turkey and the United States. Lynch helped build the Rocky Mountain Gas Co. system in Western Colorado over the Grand Mesa to the Roaring Fork Valley. He later became the Aspen manager in the 1960s.

Lynch called Aspen home for more than 33 years and was co-owner of the Aspen Highlands Ski School. He was a private pilot and enjoyed travel and golf.

His parents, his sister, Helen, and brother, Peter, preceded him in death. He is survived by nine nieces and nephews.

Cremation has taken place and no formal service will be held. A private inurnment will take place at Veterans Memorial Cemetery of Western Colorado. Arrangements are by Callahan-Edfast Mortuary.

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