Robert Marcus ‘Cowboy Bob’ Lynch Jr. 88

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The wonderful visit of miniature horse Jelly Bean on Friday, Sept. 5, 2018, gave Robert Marcus “Cowboy Bob” Lynch Jr. his last wish and he went home to be with the Lord on Saturday, Sept. 6, 2018.

Bob was the second boy to be born in the Youngstown, Ohio, hospital on Oct. 20, 1929. As a young boy, his family moved to Poland, Ohio, and he acquired his first horse, PeeWee. He would ride his horse to school, dismount and the horse would then return home to the barn for breakfast.

Bob enrolled at Ohio State University where he became a die-hard Buckeye. After two years, he enlisted in the Air Force and became a buck sergeant during the Korean War. He was a tail gunner on a B36 bomber and one day his aircraft was loaded with a massive bomb and headed for North Korea. It developed engine trouble and landed on a northern Japanese island for repairs. A truce was declared. Thank the Lord!

He later advanced a career in manufacturing soft drink dispensers and moved to southern California where he formed a partnership in concession service. He was a fantastic salesman and eventually secured many chain restaurants, all Taco Bell business, then Disneyland and eventually Disney World. He retired four times and each time started a new successful career.

In 1993, he and his wife Maribeth, purchased his dream — a 99-acre cattle ranch in Priest River, Idaho, where he lived his dream for 22 years. The ranch was sold in 2015 and they became residents of Sandpoint.

Bob has one daughter, Laurie Beth Kashawi; and three sons, Robert Marcus Lynch III, John Timothy, and Matthew Allen; two stepsons, Ted Hart and Tim Hart; a stepdaughter, Kathryn Grissinger; and 16 grandchildren.

His wonderful laugh and beautiful smile will be missed by all who knew him, but his loving spirit remains forever.

A celebration of life with Pastor Steve Bradshaw officiating will take place at 11 a.m. on Oct. 6, 2018, at Coffelt Funeral Chapel in Sandpoint.

Family and friends are invited to sign Robert’s online guest book at coffeltfuneral.com.

Arrangements have been placed in the care of Coffelt Funeral Service.

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