Lynn Byrnes Brooks, age 63, passed away January 13, 2023 at home surrounded by loved ones and her extraordinary collection of pig figurines (500+!).
Beloved wife of Linden E. Brooks for 36 years; loving Mother of Ryan (Lea) Brooks; cherished sister of Tom (Susan) Byrnes and Anne (Owen) Orzack; loving sister-in-law to Madge and Dorothy Brooks; dear Aunt to Connor, Marley, and Delaney Byrnes, Kristina (Mike) Richards; Michael and Madison Waring; Mackenzie (Tyler) Powell; Ian Orzack; Brittany (AJ) Willett; Morgan (Kirk) Yepko and Zachary Brooks.
Born December 1st, 1959 to Don and Susan Byrnes, she earned a bachelor’s in English Journalism from Miami University in 1983. Her first job was at McCann Erickson, where she met her husband and had a successful career in Advertising, serving in Director and VP roles.
Lynn led a loving life full of meaningful relationships and brightened every room she entered with her genuine interest in people and thoughtfulness. She always cared for and focused on others, including her last week ensuring the night sitters were getting enough rest and giving away presents at her own 63rd birthday party to her “angels.” Frequently, you could find Lynn enjoying a delicious bloody mary with friends in Chagrin or hanging on her back patio with friends and family. Even in her final days, the most important thing to Lynn was to “be with my peeps.” Lynn loved pigs and animals and any opportunity to watch a friend's pet. Her courage, optimism and bravery were an inspiration throughout her life and during her fight with cancer as she demonstrated extreme fortitude. Lynn was a voracious reader, a crossword aficionado and never shied away from any puzzle that would challenge her strong intellect. She had a quick wit, an eloquent nature and was always looking for a laugh or punny opportunity. Lynn carried herself with poise, grace and unrivaled style in expressing herself and often shared her “Lynnspiration” with many.
Endless gratitude goes to her network of friends who have showered her and her family with love and memories, the staff that provided exemplary care at Hillcrest Hospital and the Hospice of Western Reserve team who kept her comfortable as she peacefully transitioned.
Family and Friends will honor Lynn in a celebration of life this summer. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests donations be sent to Whispering Acres Farm Animal Sanctuary. Lynn was loved by many and will be missed by all.
(St. John Funeral Home of Bainbridge 440-708-1855)