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A funeral Mass was said on April 4 for Edward R. Lynch of West Roxbury, a former Physical Plant mechanic who died on March 31 at the age of 85. He retired in 1980 after working at MIT for 13 years. He is surivived by a son, Michael of West Yarmouth; a sister, Dorothy A. Welch of Dennis; and a brother, William of Arizona. Memorial donations may be made to the Stanley R. Tippett House, 920 South St., Needham, MA 02492.


George O'Donnell of Somerville, a former Physical Plant custodian, died on April 18 at age 80. He began working at MIT in 1967 and retired in 1987. Survivors include a son, Stephen of Stoneham.

A version of this article appeared in MIT Tech Talk on May 9, 2001.

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