The world dimmed on Nov. 21 when one terrific, very caring and sharing man left this world. He was the most giving and thoughtful gentleman, who blessed many lives. He and his lifelong partner Dennis Cross were fortunate to spend 47 years together in Kansas City.
Chris lynch was born in West Chicago, Illinois to Arlene & James Lynch and was one of 5 children including: his sister Jayme & David (formerly of Silver City, N.M.,) Bill & Mary of West Chicago, Jim & Cindy of St. Louis, and Robert & Regina of Lake of the Ozarks. His departure leaves many friends and his broad extended families saddened.
Chris was an amazing person with a heart of gold. His compassion and caring nature stretched all his life. His friendship was valued by all that knew him.
Chris was an astute shopper and collector. His appreciation of things of beauty varied from artwork to gardening, to mid-century & mission furniture, to transforming many of the numerous homes he & Dennis shared over the years. Many were surprised by his hidden skills for home projects and his creative décor talents. One of Chris’ biggest pleasures was surprising family & friends with unique gifts from his special treasure trove of unique finds. His heart was the biggest gift to all of us, and he gave it joyfully.
Dennis and Chris met in St. Louis and moved to start their love & life adventures in Kansas City. From UMKC college years to decades of employment in food service at notable KC restaurants, to building their lives intertwined with many varied & great friendships, the two lived life well. Chris retired at an early age allowing more time for his varied interests and home life. Every neighborhood where Chris and Den lived has enjoyed their friendly camaraderie and the happiness that they shared.
Let the love that Chris shared, ripple like waves in the ocean, spreading out to all who knew & loved him. He truly made this world a better place.
If interested, donations may be offered to the KC Hospice and Palliative Care Center (120th & Wornall), to the American Cancer Society, or to Restore & Habitat for Humanity in memory of Chris.
In lieu of a service, a celebration of Chris’s life will be held when the dogwoods & daffodils are blooming, his favorite time of year. May Chris always shine on you, and your memories of him bring you much joy.Service Information:
In lieu of a service, a celebration of Chris’s life will be held when the dogwoods & daffodils are blooming, his favorite time of year. May Chris always shine on you, and your memories of him bring you much joy.