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Bradley James Lynch

July 25, 1962 - December 27, 2012

Bradley James Lynch, 50, died Dec. 27, 2012, following a kayaking accident in the Columbia River.
Brad was born July 25, 1962, in Nampa, Idaho. He came with his family to Oregon as a small child and grew up and attended schools in West Linn and Hood River. He graduated from Hood River Valley High School and Portland State University.
He worked in the nursery business all his working life, the last 12 years at Cascade Meadows Nursery in Boring, Ore.
Brad was an avid cyclist and was well-known in the cycling community, participating in more than 20 Cycle Oregons. He also loved skiing, hiking, camping and all outdoor sports.
Brad is survived by his parents, Jim and Mary Lou Lynch, of Boise, Idaho; his brother, Patrick Lynch, of Parkdale, Ore., and Patrick’s wife and children, Beatriz, Sebastian and Izabel. He is also survived by his uncles Jim Hupe of Guatemala and Jack Acree of Boise, Idaho, and his aunt, Christine Hudson, of Garden Valley, Idaho.
He was preceded in death by his uncle Mark Hupe, of Nampa, Idaho.
Services will be private.