Timothy Paul Lynch (1954-2021)
Tim’s great passion was theatre. His love of theatre began in high school, then as a theatre major at Bradley University where he studied with Tom Joyce, who he later collaborated with at the Left Bank Dinner Theatre. Tim’s first job out of college was Shop Foreman at Oklahoma Theatre Center and, soon after, as Artistic Director of the Jackson Civic Theatre (MI). Tim found a home back in Chicago at Wisdom Bridge Theatre where he served as stage manager for 8 seasons. Highlights: Ten November and working with Shozo Sato on Kabuki Medea and Kabuki Macbeth.
Tim followed Robert Falls to The Goodman Theatre, teaming with Production Stage Manager Joe Drummond for 20 years. Favorite productions there were The Light in the Piazza, The Visit, Death of a Salesman, and A Moon for the Misbegotten. Over the years, Tim brought shows to The Kennedy Center, Annenberg Center, Arena Stage, Civic Opera House, and the Israel Festival in Jerusalem.
In addition to his wife Paula Petrini Lynch and their two daughters, Caterina Mackowiak (Adam) and Maureen Lynch, Tim leaves an extended family: his brothers Pete, Dan, Bill, Mike, Jim (dec) and their families; his nieces and nephews; his son-in-law Adam; the Petrini clan, Steve, Kris, and Julia; his life-long friend Tom Beyer; his Peoria friends; and, of course, the many, many colleagues he has had the pleasure to work with.
No services. Only a request to be generous to loved ones and those in need. Our thanks to the wonderful people at OSC Hospice who joined us in our home to care for Tim.