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Raoul Lynn

Raoul Benjamin Lynn of Los Gatos died Monday, Jan. 7 at Kaiser Hospital in Santa Clara. He was 83.

No services are planned at this time.

Mr. Lynn was born Oct. 7, 1918, in Elmira, N.Y., to Russell B. Lynn and Ethel I. (Raul) Lynn. During World War II, he served in the Army Air Corps as a pilot. In 1950, he graduated from Lehigh University.

He was an engineer with Lockheed Space and Missile Corp. in aerospace and ocean systems, where he was a systems engineer on “Project Jennifer,” the Glomar Explorer. The project raised a wrecked Soviet submarine from 17,500 feet in the mid-Pacific Ocean. He retired from Lockheed in 1984 after 24 years.

He enjoyed music, especially Dixieland jazz, reading, driving, computing, shooting, fishing and the outdoors.

He is survived by his wife of 57 years, Nancy (Russell) Lynn; brother, Russell of Philadelphia; sister, Nancy of Tampa, Fla.; daughter, Barbara of San Jose; sons Roger of San Jose, Bruce of North San Juan and Gary of Hollister; grandchildren Jenny McKee, Bryce Lynn, Brenda Lynn, Claudio Sanchez, Lucy Lynn, Sofie Lynn; and great-grandson, Blayze Lynn.

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