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Red Wings PA Announcer Budd Lynch Dead at 95

Wyandotte resident was longtime public address announcer for Detroit Red Wings.

The Detroit Red Wings have confirmed the team's longtime public address announcer and Wyandotte resident Budd Lynch has died, according to a news alert issued by the Detroit News. He was 95.

Lynch, an inductee in both the Hockey Hall of Fame and Michigan Sports Hall of Fame, began his career as the Red Wings' radio broadcaster in 1949 and became the team's public address announcer in 1985.

READ MORE: Red Wings radio color commentator Paul Woods remembers his former colleague.

What are your memories of Budd? Share them in the comments below.

Peter Rose October 09, 2012 at 03:45 PM
95 years is pretty darned good, Bud. A good man, a gentleman. Thanks for everything!
Erin LaBeau October 09, 2012 at 04:35 PM
sad day for Wyandotte and the Red Wings. So glad I got to know him even if it was just during his Monday dinner visits to Brooklyn's. What a great man, he will definitely be missed.
Paul October 09, 2012 at 04:40 PM
A " classic" RIP Bud along with Ernie
Kellie Farrell October 09, 2012 at 05:02 PM
Loved seein him at Brooklyns! I agree Erin, cool to get to know him. Rest in Peace Bud
Ed Rychcik October 09, 2012 at 07:08 PM
A True Gentleman! The "Voice" of the Red Wings. In the early 50's, the Red Wings allowed the last 2 periods of the home games to be shown on TV.... I remember watching, Gordie, Ted and Alex with Budd describing all the action..... I also had the privilige of hearing him speak at various fund raisers in the area. He was always there to help the unfortunate. Can you imagine having to dress your self and perform your daily duties with just one arm. Budd was a hero. He lost his arm up to his shoulder in WWll....It never slowed him down.... He will be sorely missed. God Bless Him! Ed R.... Allen Park
Tonia Rosalee Deliz October 10, 2012 at 04:16 AM
Budd has been my neighbor for many years, what a wonderful person and so very funny! He would stop in at my studio just to talk when he was on his way to a game or somewhere else he was going. We were always leaving our homes quite often at the same time and he would always stop to chit chat. He was also a very proud man, he would never let me help him take his trash out, LOL! I will miss him dearly. Rest in peace my Friend! Tonia
Joyce meade October 11, 2012 at 10:01 AM
God be with you. You had a great life and play,announced,and was part of the best team in hockey. R.i.p my friend.

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