Bob Lynch – RIP

Editorial cartoonist Bob Lynch has passed away.

Robert Emery (Bob) Lynch

April 1933 – April 6, 2024

From the obituary:

He was eventually deployed to Korea and was a veteran of The Korean War. After his discharge, he attended The Cooper School of Art in Cleveland and spent the next ten years employed by various advertising agencies. He was eventually hired at The Chronicle Telegram in Elyria, Ohio as their Art Director. During his years with The Chronicle Telegram, he illustrated news stories, had a weekly cartoon strip, did sports drawings and courtroom sketches.

After retiring in 1994 from the newspaper, he later returned to continue as the Editorial Cartoonist. Over the years, he was honored with numerous awards from both The Associated Press and The Cleveland Press Club.

From The Elyria Chronicle-Telegram:

Award-winning former Chronicle-Telegram art director and editorial cartoonist Robert “Bob” Lynch, whose artwork appeared on the newspaper’s pages for decades and hangs everywhere from Elyria High School to restaurants in the Florida town where he retired, died Saturday at home.

A U.S. Army veteran of the Korean War, Lynch was 90 and living in Tavares, Florida, when he died, his daughter Patty Meldrum said.

Hired by the Chronicle in the mid-1960s, Lynch started as a staff artist and ended with the title of art director. He illustrated stories and drew political and editorial cartoons for nearly 30 years until he retired in 1994, although he continued making cartoon contributions until 2020.

The Lorain County Fair pinterest page of Bob Lynch cartoons.