First Posted: 2/19/2012
Thomas E. Lynch, 18, of Harveys Lake, a senior at Dallas High School, died Monday, Feb. 13, shortly after arrival at the Geisinger Wyoming Valley Medical Center Emergency Room, Plains Township, due to injuries received in a motor vehicle accident in Dallas Township. Lynch was a member of the Boy Scouts Two Mountain District Council of Northeastern Pennsylvania and earned his Eagle Badge on his birthday last December 21. His Eagle Scout project was building an information center for the Back Mountain Trail on Harris Hill Road. He also traveled to Philmont, N.M., on a high-adventure trip. Lynch had enlisted in the U.S. Army and was scheduled to report to Fort Benning, Ga., on August 8, with ambition to be a Cavalry Scout. To honor the memory of Lynch, the Thomas Lynch Scout Scholarship Fund has been set up to provide financial assistance to current and future Boy Scouts. Memorial contributions be made to Boy Scout Troop 281 Endowment Fund, c/o Ronald Santora, Scout Master, 25 Parsonage St., Dallas, PA 18612.