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Former Broadway performer, 91, dies of coronavirus

Jerry Lynch
Posted at 2:21 PM, Apr 08, 2020
and last updated 2020-04-08 14:21:17-04

BELMAR, NJ — A 91-year-old former Broadway performer has died of coronavirus, New Jersey Governor Phil Murphy said Wednesday.

Jerry Lynch was the founder of the Belmar Saint Patrick's Day parade, Murphy said. He owned Lynch's Hotel and was on the local Board of Education.

"To call Jerry Lynch a Belmar icon still couldn't capture his essence," Murphy, who'd met Lynch, said.

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Lynch leaves behind a large family.

"He will be sorely missed," Murphy said.