Bernadine Schwarz Lynch died Tuesday at the age of 89. She was born November 28, 1926 in Manchester, OK. the fourth child of Fred and Margaret Schwarz. Mrs. Lynch spent her early years in Manchester and Braman, Ok and attended and graduated from Dilworth Schools. She married Harold J. Lynch Jr. of OKC in November 1949. She raised 6 children on the family farm in South OKC and had worked as a homemaker and certified nurse aide before her death. During her later life, she was a volunteer with St. Vincent de Paul, the Legion of Mary and Trininty Gardens, where she had resided since 1997.
She was preceded in death by her husband in 1973, her parents, her twin sister Geraldine Schwarz, older sister, Sister Mary Michael Schwarz, OSB, and younger brother, Gilbert Schwarz. Surviving are sisters Loraine Stewart of Moore; Teresa Schachle of Canute; and Rita Giroux and husband Alfred of Purcell; sister-in-law, Betty Sue Schwarz of Ponca City.
She is also survived by her children Chris Lynch and wife Linda of Ft. Towson; Steve Lynch and wife Deborah of OKC; Peggy Lynch Walker and husband Dan of Tulsa; Rebecca Lynch Hewett and husband Kent of Aurora, CO; David Lynch and wife Sherry of OKC; and Greg Lynch and wife Lisa of Moore. She also leaves 15 grandchildren and 17 great-grandchildren.
The wake service and visitation will be at 7:00 pm, Friday, February 19, 2016 at Buchanan Funeral Service Chapel with Mass of Christian Burial at 10:00 am, Saturday, February 20, 2016 at St. Patrick Catholic Church, 19th and N. Portland.