Lynn, Rev. Thomas Snyder


Rev. Thomas Snyder Lynn, 92, of Bridgeville, formerly of Liberty, passed away at 6:30 AM Thursday, December 24, 2020 in UPMC Mercy Hospital, Pittsburgh.

Thomas was born August 3, 1928 in Liberty, Fayette County, a son of the late Thomas Snyder and Freda (Arison) Lynn. He married Verna Dean (Lint) Lynn on June 1, 1946 and she passed away on July 12, 2001.

Thomas was a devoted husband, father, grandfather, great grandfather, and great-great grandfather. He graduated from Dunbar High School, Class of 1946 and received his BA Degree in Education from Indiana State University. He earned a Master of Divinity degree from Wesley Methodist Seminary, Washington DC in 1956. He began serving churches in the Pittsburgh Methodist Conference as a supply pastor in 1954, and was ordained an elder in 1962. During his ministry, he served churches in Centerville, Cookport, Pittsburgh, Mercer, Bethel, Beaver Falls, Baldwin, North Huntingdon and Rural Valley until 1983.  In later years, he was employed as a service representative with AT&T.

A faithful member of the First Bethel United Methodist Church in Bethel Park, he enjoyed his family, playing basketball, softball, football, bowling, and serving a referee.

Thomas will be sadly missed by his loving family; his four children, Diana Jean Berger and husband George of South Park, Ruth E. Lion and husband Thomas of Bridgeville, Freda L. Martin and husband Thomas of Jeannette, and Jeffrey J. Lynn and wife Brenda) of Zelinople; 12 grandchildren; 16 great-grandchildren; and 4 great-great grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews.

In addition to parents and wife he was preceded in death by his son, Thomas Snyder Lynn III (1998); daughter, Vicki Marie Luttrell (1997); grandchildren, Crystal M. Mackey (1978) and Todd W. Lion (2009); great-grandson, William K. Richards III (2004); and five siblings, Ray Lynn, James Lynn, Wilma Hamm, Pelina Ottenberg, and Leslie Lint.

Personalized arrangements are under the professional supervision of the
Family and friends were to be received from 1-5 PM Tuesday with funeral services at 5 PM Tuesday in the chapel of the RALPH E. GALLEY FUNERAL HOME, 501 RAILROAD STREET, DAWSON (724-529-2611 / with Rev. Judy Winston Thomas officiating.

Final resting place in Dickerson Run Union Cemetery.

Memorials to First Bethel United Methodist Church of Bethel Park at 412-835-0700. Love Lasts Forever!