James E. Linekin, Jr.


James E. Linekin, Jr., of Sterling Forest, NY passed away on May 16, 2018 in Sarasota, FL.  He was 93 years old.

Born on September 20, 1924 in Brooklyn, NY, he was the son of the late James E. Linekin, Sr. and Rita Marguerite Hayes.

Mr. Linekin served with the US Navy in aviation during World War II and was a member of the Arthur Finnegan American Legion Post 1443 in Greenwood Lake and the Greenwood Lake Elks.

He was an Acting Battalion Chief/Fire Captain in the New York City Fire Department. 

He was a member of Holy Rosary Church in Greenwood Lake, NY and St. Michaels Church in Sarasota, FL.

He is remembered as a very independent person who lived life to the fullest with no regrets.  We will always remember his stories and contagious laughter.

He is survived by his beloved wife, Theresa (Duffy) Linekin;  his son, James Linekin III (Shawn) of Sarasota, FL;  his daughter, Lenore Linekin-Bottjer (Jeff) of Miller Place, LI, NY; his grandchildren; brothers:  Everett Linekin (Kathleen), Gerald Linekin, and  Robert Linekin; sisters Peggy Brennan and Patricia Linekin.  He was preceded in death by his son Chris Linekin, brothers Larry and Paul Linekin, sisters Phyllis Linekin and Jeanne Wecker,  sister-in-law Patricia Linekin and brother-in-law Billy Brennan. .

Visitation will be on Thursday, May 24th, from 4:00-8:00 pm at Lazear-Smith & Vander Plaat Memorial Home, 17 Oakland Ave., Warwick.  Funeral Mass will be at 10:00 am on Friday at Holy Rosary Church, Windermere Ave, Greenwood Lake, followed by interment in St. Charles Cemetery, Long Island.

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