LCpl. Adam Christopher Lynch born October 18, 1986 passed away quietly with his family at his side on August 19, 2009 at the Eisenhower Medical Center in Rancho Mirage, California. He resided in Gardena California and attended school at 156th School as well as St. Catherine Laboure in Torrance before graduating from Junipero Serra High School in 2005. In August 2005 he enlisted in the United States Marine Corp and served two combat tours in Iraq. He was currently stationed at Twentynine Palms Marine Corp base, California. Public viewing will be held at Rice Mortuary in Torrance on Sunday August 30 from 3-7pm. Funeral Services will be held at St. Catherine Laboure Catholic Church in Torrance on Monday August 31 at 10am, viewing prior from 9:30-10am. Burial will follow at Green Hills Memorial Park in Rancho Palos Verdes. Adam is survived by his wife Viviana, son Christopher, parents Christopher and Charlotte, brother John (Michelle), nephew Ben, and numerous aunts, uncles, and cousins. In lieu of flowers, monetary donations will be accepted for his son Christopher's college fund. Please use this website to send the family messages, share memories, or to obtain directions to the services.

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  1. To Adams Parents,his wife and son, Know that our thoughts and prayers are with you all. Adam was a fine young man, father, and a Marine. You could not be prouder. We will all miss him, but those that knew him will remember him always.

  2. Please know that my prayers are with Adam, his wife Viviana, his son, brother, and parents. He will be truly missed. May God grant you peace and serenity during this difficult time. Norma, Freddie, and Kristina

  3. Char and Chris Please accept our sincere sympathy to you and your family. Your son, Chris, had so much to live for; but God needed a good angel and choose your son Chris. Why? Only our God knows the answer. Nancy Dubbels gave me this message and I’m passing in on to Ruby Richardson. Again our condolences. Marian and Wes

  4. To Chris, Char, John & family Our deepest sympathy goes out to you and your family. We will miss Adam dearly. My family back home will celebrate mass in his honor which will be held this Sunday. Our thoughts and prayers are all with you. God Bless. Joyce, Harry & Ryan

  5. Hi Char, My heart & deepest sympathy to you & your family during this difficult time. May the comfort of the Holy Spirit be with you & your family.

  6. Chris, Char and Vivian, you are all in my heart. I wish you the peace and strength to help get you all through this very sad time. Rossana Snee

  7. I remember coming to his house after school until my mom would pick my brother and I up and the Awesome Christmas parties with the Arcade games in the garage. Staying up all night playing just so we can wake up early and play until we had to return them. The fun times when Him and My brother had Scout trips. I will miss him. Im so sorry this happened to him

  8. Adam thanks for being such a GR8 friend. You will b missed but remain 4evr in my heart and prayers. Thanks 4 ur military service. U are one of a kind.

  9. Adam and I went to high school together and even though I was a grade above him I was always watching over him. It is sad that he passed at such a young age but I commend him for serving our country and always putting forth more than 110% in everything that he did for everyone.

  10. We are so sorry for your loss. We are sure Adam is looking down from heaven and let your faith heal your hearts over time.

  11. Chris and family, I was deeply saddened to hear of your loss. Although no words can really help to ease the loss you bear, just know that you and your family are very close in every thought and prayer from your friends at the Los Angeles Meetup Group.

  12. Char & Chris, Our deepest sympathy to the two of you during this time of loss. God bless you. Sarah & Steve Bianucci

  13. Dear family, I never knew Adam but I hiked my very first hike with Chris and he always talked about his children, he was proud of them. It’s like I knew them in one way. I am with you in this very moment, and I want to think about this little boy who has fantastic grandparents who care so much about others. Very much thinking about you, Véro

  14. Adam was my student at St. Catherine Laboure School. I was shocked to find out about his demise. Adam was a thoughtful and kind student. He always stood for what was right and he made it clear with his classmates and friends. He was quiet and peaceful; very much focused in serving his community. I appreciated him for who he was and I knew that somehow, in the future, that he would serve his country which he did. I believe that he is now in a good place; with God, with all saints,angels and departed loved ones. Condolence to the Lynch family. I am praying for the eternal repose of the soul of Adam. Kindest prayers, Jo Solomonson Former teacher, St. Catherine Laboure School(Torrance) Current principal, St. Stephen Martyr School(Monterey Park) Director, Academic Junior High Decathlon Archdiocese of Los Angeles

  15. My heart goes out to you all… sorry to hear of your loss. Such a good family and good people, take care of each other. Your walking neighbors, and 156th St Friends Susie and Randy Falkner

  16. There are no words to lift the heaviness of heart I am sure you are feeling. Please know that “the girls of ’65” are thinking of you and have each shed our own tears for your wonderful Adam. I am glad I had the pleasure of meeting him at Gopher Count. Love and prayers, Nancy

  17. Char and Chris, We are praying for you guys through this difficult time. This may put a smile on your face and a tear in your eye, the girls say prayers for “Baby Christopher” every night, because “I’m sure he misses his Daddy, but it’s OK because cousin Adam can watch him grow up from heaven”. Will love and the peace of Jesus.

  18. My deepest love and faith go out to your family. Adam was the very first person to show me around 29 palms when i arrived around 8 o clock one february evening. His drop into tow platoon had been there for two weeks before us. He welcomed Luke and myself as brothers and proceeded to walk us around the base. Not only was Adam very friendy and loving, but he was generous. When i got married on xmas leave one year i came back with my new bride to 29 palms. We had no where to live until we found an apartment. Adam shared his house and his families house with us for about two weeks until i found a place to live. He was such a hospitable, empathetic, and loving person. On top of all of these noble and admirable qualities, he was also a great warrior. I will always remember the time spent with him. And Adam, thank you for being a great friend and a great brother, semper fidelis. My prayers go out to your family.

  19. Hello, Char and Chris, I am so sorry to find out about Adam.i wish we could have been closer……. I remember all the times we spent together. All the beach trips and even the water park. All the fun things all of us did. I just wish we could of kept in contact. Please e-mail me at I would love to talk to all of you. Sincerely, Kristy M. Thomas

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