THE GOD FATHER OF THE BLACK PRESS – AMOS H. LYNCH, SR. PASSES AT 90
Columbus, Ohio – The Lynch Publishing Family announced the passing of Publishing Legend Amos H. Lynch, Sr. on Friday, July 24, 2015. Known throughout Columbus as the God Father of the Black Press”, Amos H. Lynch, Sr. was 90 years old. Mr. Lynch was born in 1925 to Herston H. Lynch, a dentist, and Beadie Adeline Hollingsworth Lynch. Mr. Lynch was married for 54 years to the late Geraldine Anderson Lynch. Mr. Lynch has 3 children, Amosizinna Scott, David Lynch and the late, Amos Lynch, Jr. He also has 4 grandchildren and 10 great grandchildren.
Mr. Lynch helped to start the Ohio Sentinel in 1949 and starting in 1962 was the publisher and editor-in-chief of The Call and Post Newspaper for 33 years. He founded in partnership with Dr. C. Dexter Wise, III the annual Martin Luther King, Jr. Breakfast in Columbus, Ohio in 1986. He was the owner and Founder of Lynch Communications and the Columbus Post Newspaper started in 1995. Mr. Lynch attended South High School and The Ohio State University where he received an honorary Doctorate for his life’s work.
“Uncle Amos touched the lives of countless people, businesses and community leaders throughout his long and illustrious career,” said Orville Lynch. “The loss of Uncle Amos is one that will be felt for many years to come by not only our family but by the entire Ohio community,” continued Lynch.
A businessman and civil rights leader, Mr. Lynch received many awards and recognitions and was inducted into the Ohio Civil Rights Hall of Fame in 2011. The King Arts Complex honored Mr. Lynch with the creation of “The Amos H. Lynch Plaza” located in front of the arts complex on Mt. Vernon Avenue in Columbus, Ohio. Mr. Lynch and the Lynch family created The Ohio Champions of Diversity Awards designed to highlight and recognize the contributions of individuals and corporations who demonstrate outstanding efforts in Diversity. He has an Ohio Champions of Diversity Award named in his honor as the Amos H. Lynch, Sr. Legend Award. A special presentation in honor of Mr. Lynch will be held on September 23, 2015 at the 5th Annual Ohio Champions of Diversity Awards Luncheon.
Funeral services for Mr. Lynch will be held on Saturday, August 1, 2015 at Shiloh Baptist Church in Columbus, Ohio. The family will receive visitors from 8:30 a.m. to 10 a.m. The family has requested that in place of flowers that donations in memory of Amos H. Lynch, Sr. be sent directly to the Alzheimer Disease Research, 1379 Dublin Road, Columbus, Ohio 43215.