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Rodney E. Lynn

Rodney E. Lynn, 67, of Fallowfield Twp., passed away after a brief illness on Thursday, Sept. 1, 2011, in LifeCare Hospital in Pittsburgh. Born in North Charleroi on Nov. 2, 1943, he was the son of the late Rodney and Stella Allen Lynn. Rodney was employed as a brakeman/conductor for 20 years with Monessen Southwestern Railroad/Wheeling Pittsburgh Steel until an injury forced him to retire. He then enrolled at California University of PA from where he graduated in 1989 with a bachelor of science degree in business management. Because of his academic accomplishments he received multiple awards. He was then hired by the Department of Defense Office of the Inspector General as an auditor. He was honored with several awards for his commitment and dedication to his work. In August of 1998, Rodney was relocated to Pittsburgh where he was not only responsible for the opening of the U.S. Postal Service Office of the Inspector General, but also responsible for the daily operations. He served as an evaluator there until his retirement on Dec. 31, 2010. Because of his dedication and work-ethic, he received a special Relocation Audit Award which was given by the Executive Council on Integrity and Efficiency. Most recently he worked as a security guard at Monongahela Valley Hospital. He is survived by his loving wife of 47 years, Joanne Sedell Lynn; two daughters, Cherie Jo Lynn of Charleroi, and Nancy Milinovich and her husband, John, of Canonsburg; four grandchildren, Caitlyn Marie and Alexandra Lynn Massaro, and Matthew John and Laura Marie Milinovich; two sisters, Darlene Gilmore and her husband, Buzzy, of Donora, and Peggy Nan Swab and her husband, John, of Phoenix, AZ; and several nephews. In addition to his parents, Mr. Lynn is preceded in death by two sons, Rodney E. Lynn, Jr. and John R. Ronick. Friends will be received Sunday, Sept. 4, and Monday, Sept. 5, from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. in the Melenyzer-DuBarr Funeral Homes & Cremation Services, Inc, 825 Fallowfield Ave., Charleroi, and on Tuesday, from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m., the hour of service, at the First Christian Church, 61 Walnut Ridge Road, Charleroi. Interment will follow in Mon Valley Memorial Park, Donora. In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorial contributions be made to First Christian Church. Those attending the funeral service on Tuesday are asked to go directly to the church.


My friend Rodney, as everyone knows, was a good man. I believe that he will continue to be present in our lives even though he has passed away. In my opinion, Rodney had a great spirit, a loving and happy spirit that can never be lost. As with other friends and family that are gone from me, I believe he is looking out for us even while he is away from us. These thoughts keep me focused on good memories and not distraught with sadness and pain. Love and Friendship is ever enduring and will not be denied. Alvin Edwards in Tribute to My Friend

Alvin Edwards Sep 19 2011 12:00 AM

We are very sorry for your loss. We will all miss Rodney.

Timothy Cole Sep 2 2011 12:00 AM