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Dan Lynch, longtime upstate New York journalist, dies at 71

Dan Lynch, longtime upstate New York journalist, dies at 71 (FILE: WRGB)

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) -- A former New York journalist who spent most of his decadeslong newspaper, radio and television career in Albany has died. Dan Lynch was 71.

Kelly Lynch tells the Times Union of Albany that her father died Sunday at a hospice in Delray Beach, Florida, after battling lung cancer.

Dan Lynch was born in Elmira and grew up there and in New Jersey. He graduated in 1969 from Temple University in Philadelphia, where he worked as a political writer for the Philadelphia Inquirer before moving on to Long Island's Newsday.

Lynch was hired as a managing editor at the Times Union in 1979. He stepped down as managing editor for news in 1995 to become a full-time columnist. Lynch later left the newspaper and moved to Florida.

Services will be private.

AP-WF-06-06-17 1745GMT

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