Obituary of Robert Ward Lynyak
Robert Ward Lynyak, 40, passed away at his home in Pottstown, PA on Thursday, October 4, 2018 surrounded by his loving family after a courageous two year battle with glioblastoma. He was the husband of Nicole (Bordner) Lynyak with whom he shared almost 15 years of marriage.
Born in Summit, NJ on December 15, 1977, Robert was the son of Robert M. Lynyak, Chatham, MA and the late Barbara (Bamford) Lynyak.
Robert was a Certified Financial Planner and worked as a financial advisor for Prudential for the past six years, where he truly cared about his clients and enjoyed helping them with investment and insurance needs. He previously worked for Vanguard, ING, Summit Bank, and Chubb. Robert was a graduate of Eagle Hill School and Albright College, where he majored in history and played lacrosse.
Robert was an avid Jets and Yankees fan, but he always cheered on the local Philadelphia teams as well. He enjoyed football, golf, card games, and movies, especially superhero movies with his kids. Rob loved to travel and show his children new countries, cultures, and foods. He traveled with his family to Hawaii, Mexico, France, Germany, Austria, and Ireland.
In addition to his wife and father, he is survived by two children, Andrew and Kathryn Lynyak; a brother, Kevin Lynyak, husband of Brooke, New York City, NY; a sister, Stephanie Needham, wife of George, Wenham, MA; in-laws, Brian and Sherry Bordner, Strausstown, PA; and his beloved Goldendoodle, Max. He was predeceased by his equally beloved Golden Retriever, Brit.
A Life Celebration will take place on Friday, October 26, 2018 from 6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. at Manatawny Still Works, 320 Circle of Progress Dr., #104, Pottstown, PA 19464. A visitation will take place on Saturday, October 27, 2018 from 9:30 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. at Saint Aloysius Church, 223 Beech St., Pottstown, PA 19464. A Funeral Mass will follow at 11:00 a.m. Interment will be private and held at the convenience of the family. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Rob’s memory to the National Brain Tumor Society at http://www.braintumorcommunity.org/goto/RobertLynyak or to the Penn Neuroscience Center at https://www.pennmedicine.org/giving . Houck & Gofus Funeral Home, Inc., 955 N. Charlotte St., Pottstown, PA 19464 will be handling the arrangements. Online condolences may be made to the family at www.houckgofusfuneralhome.com