WYANDOTTE - A suburban Detroit church is site for the funeral of longtime Detroit Red Wings public address announcer Budd Lynch.
He died Tuesday at age 95.
Red Wings spokesman Todd Beam says a funeral Mass was scheduled for 11 a.m. Saturday at St. Joseph Catholic Church in Wyandotte.
Lynch served with the Essex Scottish Regiment during World War II and lost an arm in a rocket attack. He later joined the Wings as a broadcaster.
Lynch was public address announcer at Detroit's Joe Louis Arena for 25 years.
The family has requested that memorial contributions be made to The Guidance Center's "Budd Lynch Endowment Fund for Children" through the Community Foundation for Southeast Michigan. Checks should be made payable to "CFSEM" with "Budd Lynch" noted on the memo line. Donation envelopes will be available at R.J. Nixon Funeral Home. Donations can be mailed to The Guidance Center, Attn. Development Dept., 13101 Allen Road, Southgate, MI 48195.
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