ForeverMissed
The 36 year old Williamstown Middle School Teacher has passed from this world on Saturday, October  17th, following her two year battle with cervical cancer. 

Erin was born on September 9th, 1984, in Camden, NJ to mother Tracey Pickard Lynch and father Donald  Lynch Jr. The eldest of three children (sister Katie and brother DJ), Erin was the first to get married on  June 27th, 2015 to husband Matt Fender. The two ended up living together in Williamstown, NJ where  they raised their dogs, Reggie and Kelce, as their children. 

From a young age, Erin showed natural talent in gymnastics and eventually excelled in soccer and track and-field through High School as well. Through her strong will and unmatched determination, Erin  ended up receiving a scholarship to compete in gymnastics at Rutgers University. Specializing in the  Vault and the Floor Exercise, Erin played a major role in the Scarlet Knights becoming the 2005 USAGC  National Champions. 

Using her athletic abilities and experiences, Erin inspired many young gymnasts as she coached at the  International Gymnastics Camp as well as Flyers Academy and Atlantic Coast Gymnastics. Her upbeat  personality carried over to Clearview Regional and Williamstown Middle Schools, where countless  students had the pleasure of having Ms. Lynch as one of their physical education teachers. 

Many friends and family members know her as someone that could quote every line from any episode  of the TV show ‘Friends,’ and someone that knew more about the wizarding world than Harry Potter  himself. Erin was a big supporter of all the Philly sports teams, but loved none more than the  Philadelphia Eagles. People still debate if Erin’s favorite day was the day she married Matt, or the day  the Eagles won Super Bowl 52. Go birds. 

There will be a public visitation Friday, October 23, 2020 at FERTIG FUNERAL HOME, 63 N. Main St., Mullica Hill, NJ 08062 from 2-4pm, and 6-9pm. Erin's Mass of Christian Burial will be held privately due to Covid restrictions on Saturday. The Mass will be livestreamed via the website www.holyspiritweb.org, under Parish Masses Livestreaming at 12 Noon.

In lieu of flowers, contributions in Erin's memory may be made to HomeBound at http://www.homewardboundpetshelter.com/ or to Sea Turtle Conservancy at https://conserveturtles.org/support-stc-make-a-donation-to-stc/


Fertig Funeral Home, LLC




Posted by Jada Clark on November 12, 2020
Mrs. Lynch was my 8th-grade health teacher. She was always so kind and funny and she was a really cool teacher. It hit us (me and fellow students) hard when we found out she passed because we didn't know she was sick so it was like she was just gone out of nowhere. She was always smiling and made her students happy too. She was an all-around great person and on behalf of all of your past students, we love and miss you, Mrs. Lynch Fly High <3
Posted by Carolyn Kalpas on October 26, 2020
Matt & Family,

My thoughts and prayers are with you in your time of grief.
Deepest sympathies to you and your family.

- Carolyn Kalpas

Posted by Stephen Vasoli on October 25, 2020
Dear Don, I hope that the beautiful memories you have of Erin provide strength and comfort at this time.
Posted by Janis Adams on October 23, 2020
To all the Lynch family and their extended families, and Erin's husband: The pain and grief of losing someone as wonderful, vibrant, young and beautiful as Erin is an emotion that is unfathomable. Our hearts are in pain for you; we've known this grief more than once. Lean on your faith and ask God to help you through this devastating time. Love, Chuck and Janis Adams
Posted by Debra Wunsch on October 23, 2020
Tracey, Don and family
We wanted to express out sincere sympathies for the loss of Erin. I remember her as strong young women. Our thoughts and prayers are with you as you navigate this painful loss. 
Posted by Coach Hengel on October 23, 2020
On behalf of the Clearview Girl’s Track program, I want to extend my sincerest sympathies to Erin’s husband Matt, and the entire Lynch family. Erin’s passing is devastating to all of us who knew her as a strong, and vibrant young women! I will always remember Erin as someone who could be strong willed, extremely competitive, but who also possessed a warm and wonderful personality. She was one of the stalwarts of our track and field program at Clearview, and I was blessed with opportunity to coach her, and witness so many of her athletic accomplishments. A few years after Erin’s graduation, she came back to Clearview, and I had the opportunity to watch her become an excellent educator who was loved and admired by all her students. Erin will be forever loved and missed by her coaches and teammates at Clearview!
Posted by Sharon Zola on October 22, 2020
My deepest sympathy goes out to the Lynch, Pickard and Fender families. Erin was a fierce women. A true competitor who excelled in all she attempted. I will never forget the first time I saw her and Matt together, she was beaming. She made life so fun for everyone. I can’t stop thinking about her, her family and the pain we are all suffering losing her. Heaven gained a true angel. ** Remembering Erin Always **
Posted by Maria Altamuro on October 22, 2020
Tracey and Don....our hearts are heavy for all of you. We are so very sorry....
Certainly this world has lost a shining star...and left you with unbearable pain.
You are in our thoughts and prayers and will stay there.
May you be sleeping in the arms of your loved ones in Heaven Erin
Steve and Maria Altamuro
Posted by Karen Drosnes on October 22, 2020
Erin was truly the sparkle of joy in the eyes of so many. Her physical presence will be missed beyond words for those that know her but the Light of Love that she is will remain the hearts of those who love her so deeply. My deepest sympathy to her family and especially to you my long time friend Tracey, I love you.
Posted by Gina Pileggi on October 21, 2020
Erin was such an amazing young woman. To her family, I am so sorry for your loss. She was an inspiration to everyone and always will be.
Posted by Kelly Bader on October 21, 2020
I may not have watched Erin grow up into the beautiful woman that she was, but I certainly watched her beautiful life through your eyes, Tracey. I remember when you brought Erin into this world and the first few years of her life. Her smile brightened my world as it did to so many.  My thoughts and prayers will always be with you and your family.

Love, Kelly
Posted by Iris Tomasello on October 21, 2020
My deepest condolences go out to Erin's husband and family. I knew Erin from WMS as well as she was my son's GYM teacher. We are definitely going to miss her.
Posted by Nancy Brostowski on October 21, 2020
To Matt, Don, Tracy, Katie and DJ, please accept our deepest sympathies on the loss of Erin. We met Erin only a few times, at Rutgers Gymnastics meets, but she couldn't have been nicer to us and our daughter, who was competing for Rainbow Gymnastics and later for the University of Bridgeport. She was an inspiration to our family, knowing that someone from our town could go on to compete at the college level. Erin and all of your family will be in our prayers. Allen, Nancy, Matt and Linda Brostowski
Posted by Milton Fredericks on October 21, 2020
I was so stunned to learn of Erin's passing. I came to know her mostly as one of our fierce competitors; as I was the Kingsway Track coach and Erin was such a pivotal part of the great Clearview squads. No matter the outcome, Erin was always friendly, outgoing and such an inspiration to watch. When I would run into her at other events she always made a point of greeting me with that great smile and ask how things were going. I know she meant so much to her family, her schools, her teammates and her friends. Such a sad loss; but she has left so many wonderful memories for all of us God bless you Erin, Milt and Rose
Posted by Jen Brenner on October 21, 2020
Erin, though we just recently bonded over our love off all things Harry, you still refused to tell me which house you were in. I realize now it's because you, my friend, could never be put into just one house. You truly encompass all of the best traits of each house: the courage and bravery of Gryffindor, the loyalty and kindness of Hufflepuff, the wisdom and creativity of Ravenclaw, and the ambition and leadership of Slytherin. Your magic will live on in this world and the next. "After All, to the well organized mind, death is but the next great adventure" - Albus Dumbledore. 
Posted by Susan Barry on October 21, 2020
Mr. and Mrs. Lynch, Katie, and DJ, please accept my utmost sympathy and care for Erin's loss. I am so terribly sorry that you have to bear this pain. You all are in my thoughts.
Posted by Rodney Falkenstein on October 20, 2020
Years ago, Louise met you only once yet remembers your kindness to help her feel included. Thank you Erin. You are remembered. You are missed. Prayers for you and your family.
Posted by Claire McShanag on October 21, 2020
E-Money!!! Where do I start, you my friend were one of my favourite people on earth. We always kept in touch, no matter the distance. Talking, laughing, joking around and counting down till the next time I would be in the USA. I got to stand by you while you married Matt and even stood in the rain for all your photos! We never missed an opportunity to make memories and my heart is full because of that. You fought a hard battle, and you can count on me meeting you on the otherside and the shenanigans will start all over again. Heartchu!
Posted by Ian Enders on October 20, 2020
I had the pleasure of knowing Erin through her Ciocia (Karyn Pickard) while completing her Student Teaching at KRMS. She was a special young lady with a passion for life who lived that way, all the way until her last breath. Erin’s battle with cancer was truly inspirational to many people. My prayers go out to Matt, her Mom and Dad, Sister Katie, and Brother DJ, as well as all her family and friends that had the pleasure of knowing Erin. The world may have lost a rock star but Heaven gained an angel. 
Posted by Cindy Zimmerman on October 20, 2020
I spent last year at morning busy duty with Erin at WMS. My prayers go out to her husband and family. I was so very sorry to learn of her struggles with cancer. Our school family will miss her smile.
Posted by Jeremiah Long on October 20, 2020
The joy that Erin has brought to so many young people cannot be expressed into words...whether it was through her time as an educator or her dedication to coaching. While she may no longer be with us, she will always be remembered fondly; and her enthusiasm will live on in the lives that she so positively affected.

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Posted by Jada Clark on November 12, 2020
Mrs. Lynch was my 8th-grade health teacher. She was always so kind and funny and she was a really cool teacher. It hit us (me and fellow students) hard when we found out she passed because we didn't know she was sick so it was like she was just gone out of nowhere. She was always smiling and made her students happy too. She was an all-around great person and on behalf of all of your past students, we love and miss you, Mrs. Lynch Fly High <3
Posted by Carolyn Kalpas on October 26, 2020
Matt & Family,

My thoughts and prayers are with you in your time of grief.
Deepest sympathies to you and your family.

- Carolyn Kalpas

Posted by Stephen Vasoli on October 25, 2020
Dear Don, I hope that the beautiful memories you have of Erin provide strength and comfort at this time.
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Shared by Dan Pizzuta on October 23, 2020
Sad I won't be able to make this tonight and be with everyone there for Erin. But as sad as everything has been, it brought a smile to my face any time I popped up in all the pictures that have been shared, knowing I was lucky enough to experience so many of those moments with her and everyone else. There have been so many stories shared about Erin and her wild and infectious energy and that's all true, so I'll try to share a different one.
After some long days and weeks of camp, I remember talking to Erin and some others one night about feeling burnt out. Of course, as a veteran of many summers, she understood. So the next night, she took me out to a bar, not to go crazy, but to be offsite, have one drink, and just reset. That's who Erin was too. For as often as she brought the good time, she was just as likely to be the person to recognize exactly what you needed and how she could facilitate it.
There are so few people who can bring so much joy into the lives of everyone they come in contact with. She truly was a superhero and she will be missed.

To the moon and back

Shared by Kelly Bumgardner on October 21, 2020
My cousin was a inspiration to all the lives that she touched. We all know of her love of gymnastics and of coarse those days when we were kids when she wanted to hang with her friends instead. But what most don’t know is how she was hard on herself but as she got older the kids stole her heart she truly just felt good by helping them with their gymnastics dreams. Camp every summer. I remember asking her one time....Hey why do you keep going back? Some do a few years and move on right? And her answer didn’t surprise me...... she said those kids need me. They depend on me. They want me to be there. And that feels so great to be a part of something bigger then me and change their summers to something awesome. She was always that person. Always thinking of others. 

She powered through everything she put her mind to. I teased her about running for fun, and I would say “I would only run if zombies are chasing me” and we would laugh. 

She was the most selfless, humble person I have ever met. We went skiing together. Played volleyball at all the family functions she was always the first to round everyone up at the family reunions. She was the dang beer pong champion- she was so so good at everything she did.

And boy did she love football.(well football, her husband, her dogs, and reggae music prob in that order ) Out of all the Lynch girls she was their number one supporter hands down. She admitted to me that she of coarse loved them, but the bonus was sharing that love with her father. She was the first cousin to carry on the Lynch tradition of having a miniature dachshund and she loved his little butt to pieces, and Reggie is the bestest. But she was so so excited to get kelce too. She’s all she talked about for months . ❤️

Erin we will always be inspired by you. By your strong will. Your strong love for your puppers and to get home to them as you did. You managed to create miracles everywhere you went. I will miss you with everything. I keep thinking this is “The one where they wake up from the dream”. ❤️ One day we will meet again. And we can talk about all the beach days and riding bikes and dressing up my brothers in girls clothes and love on each other.