CDR Donald M. Lynam, US Navy Retired, born May 6, 1928 in Philadelphia, PA to Edwin C. and Helen P. Lynam, and died Dec. 24, 2006 in Indianapolis after a long illness. He was raised in Wilmington, Delaware and was a naval carrier fighter pilot in the Korean and Vietnam Wars. He was a Life member of Centurion on the USS Midway, a flying midshipman, and graduate of the Naval Test Pilot School, flying experimental aircraft. He was honorably discharged in 1969 after 24 ½ years of service to his country.
Donald belonged to many civic and military organizations, and was a model citizen. He piloted for Air Berlin, Air America, and ATA of Indianapolis, retiring again to Florida in 1991 and returning to Indianapolis in March 2006.
He is survived by his wife Darlene Ann Lynam, brothers Edwin C. Lynam of Wilmington, DE, Rev. Richard H. Lynam of AZ; son Donald K. Lynam of Edgewater, FL; daughter Terri L. Inlow, Lissa A. Disbro of Daytona, FL, stepdaughter Brenda L. Cartmell of Indianapolis, and 7 grandchildren.
Donalds naval career honors, plaques, clothing, models of airplanes he tested, and other Navy memorabilia will be donated to the Patuvent River Naval Air Museum, of which he is a life member.
Visitation is Thursday 12/28/06 from
11:00am - 1:00 pm, with funeral service with military honors at Harry Moore Family Mortuary, 8151 Allisonville Road, at 1:00 pm on Thursday, December 28th.
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