Niagara Gazette


March 17, 2010

Edward M. Lynum

Edward M. Lynum died on Sunday, March 14, 2010 in Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center after a long illness. He was born on June 4, 1930 in Whatley, Alabama to Robert and Iola (Winston) Lynum. He graduated from County High School in Mobile, Alabama in 1949 when and enlisted in the U.S. Air Force. He moved to Niagara Falls in 1951 and married Mildred l. Smyer in the same year. He leaves behind six children, Winston (Catherine) Lynum, Joyce (Eugene) Frett, Hazel (Martin) Sealey, Warren (Constance) Lynum, Laura Lynum, and Wayne Lynum; and four grandchildren, Marcus Sealey, Marti Sealey, Lewia Frett, and Frances Frett. Edward was predeceased by two brothers, Robert Lynum and Sandy Lynum; and is survived by three sisters, Mildred (Willie) Thomas of Atlanta, Inez (Luther) Todd of New Mexico, Nettie (Kenneth) McKinney of Atlanta; and one brother, Melvin. He also leaves behind a host of nieces and nephews.

Ed was a civilian Air Force airplane mechanic at the Niagara Falls Air Base until 1965, after which he commuted to Syracuse and continued with the Air Force until 1969 when he went to work for Xerox Corporation as a Technical Representative, a position he held until he retired in 1994. A long time member of LaSalle Church of Christ, Edward spent his time with his family, fishing, gardening, shopping or working with his hands. He was self-educated and surrounded himself with books. He cared deeply about the environment, was an avid bird watcher, loved music, especially classical, jazz, and spirituals. A private service will be held on Thursday, March 18, 2010 at 5 PM at the Williamson Funeral Home. Interment at Acacia Park Cemetery. Visit for on-line guest register.

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