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Yen-Mow Lynn

1935 ~ 2023 (age 88) 88 Years Old


Yen-Mow Lynn, Professor of Mathematics at University of Maryland, Baltimore County (UMBC), passed away at the age of 88. 

Born in China, son of Thuinli and Pao-Chiung, he received his Bachelor of Science degree in Mechanical Engineering from National Taiwan University and graduated number one in his class. After coming to the United States in 1956, he earned his Master of Science degree in Aeronautic Engineering as well as Doctor of Philosophy degree in Aeronautics and Physics from California Institute of Technology in Pasadena.

Dedicated to education, Dr. Lynn worked as a scientist at the Courant Institute of Mathematical Science of New York University and also for the Illinois Institute of Technology in the 1960s. In a career that spanned over 40 years at UMBC, he taught mathematics beginning in 1967 and was Mathematics Department chairman from 1976 to 1982. As a senior resident research associate, he worked for the National Aeronautics and Space Administration Ames Research Center in Moffett Field, California in 1966 and 1967. He was also a consultant for the United States Army Ballistics Research Laboratory in Aberdeen, Maryland from 1969 to 1975. 

A resident of Columbia, Maryland for decades, he enjoyed playing basketball and tennis, dining at restaurants, attending classical music concerts and appreciating fine art. In college he was captain of the varsity basketball team and a forward for the Young Tigers team in Taiwan. As a favorite activity, he journeyed to Flushing, New York to watch the U.S. Open tennis tournament for many years in a row. 

Yen-Mow will be deeply missed and forever cherished by his family and friends, including his sons Edward and Kirk, daughter Genevieve, sister Yenching (Henry), brother Yenshen (Jane), sister Yenyo (Ken), former wife Helen and grandcat Amber. He is predeceased by his mother, father and sister Yenshew (Chang Chih). His gentle manner and long life serve as inspirations.

A visitation from 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. will be held on Saturday, September 23, 2023, with a funeral service at 11:30 a.m. followed by a reception, at Donaldson Funeral Home of Clarksville, P.A., 12540 Clarksville Pike (Rt. 108), Clarksville, MD 21029. Relatives and friends are kindly invited to attend. Flowers may be sent there or, in lieu of flowers, donations in his name may be made to UMBC, United States Tennis Association or Baltimore Symphony Orchestra. 

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Funeral Service
September 23, 2023

11:00 AM
Donaldson Funeral Home of Clarksville, P. A.
12540 Clarksville Pike, Rt 108
Clarksville, Maryland 21029

September 23, 2023

12:00 PM to 2:00 PM
Donaldson Funeral Home of Clarksville, P. A.
12540 Clarksville Pike, Rt 108
Clarksville, Maryland 21029


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