Cornelius James Lynch

October 19, 1931 ~ August 8, 2018 (age 86)

On Wednesday, August 8, 2018, CORNELIUS JAMES LYNCH of Potomac, MD. "Connie" or "Neil", as he was known to acquaintances, was born in Lowell, MA, on October 19, 1931. Son of the late Thomas Patrick and Catherine Frances Mahoney Lynch. He is survived by his wife Marjorie of 55 years, children Patrick (George Rocawich) and Cathlyn Lynch and grandson Gregory. He is also survived by seven nephews and seven nieces. He was predeceased by his brothers William and Thomas Lynch Jr. and sister Barbara Walsh.

Dr. Lynch completed his undergraduate studies at Catholic University, earned an M.A. in Mathematics from Georgetown University and a Ph.D. in Statistics from American University. His first professional position was with the David Taylor Model Basin in Carderock, MD. There, he developed mathematical software on early IBM and Univac computers for the Navy. At the Research Analysis Corporation in McLean, VA, he engaged in manual and computerized war gaming for the Army and participated in developing cost-analysis programs for the deployment of military forces overseas. As Senior Scientist at the Enviro Control Corporation in Rockville, MD, Dr. Lynch headed the Smoking and Health Program under prime contract to the National Cancer Institute, focusing on hazardous components of smoking products and the evaluation of smoking cessation programs. In this position, he also coordinated international smoking research projects. Dr. Lynch later served as a statistician with the federal government until his retirement in 2000. At various stages of his career, he taught Mathematics at Georgetown University, Statistics at the Postal Management Academy, and was on the adjunct faculty of American University, Johns Hopkins University and the Foundation for Advanced Education in the Sciences, all in the Metropolitan Washington DC Area. Dr. Lynch was elected to the New York Academy of Sciences, served as an active member of numerous professional societies, and authored or co-authored several articles in scientific journals.

Services were private. Memorial contributions may be made to Boston Children's Hospital, 401 Park Drive, Suite 602, Boston, MA 02215. 617-355-6890

Arrangements by Cole Funeral Services, P.A., 

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