Alvin M. Linn Sr., 92

MARCH 10, 1921-JUNE 10, 2013

June 11, 2013
  • Alvin M. Linn Sr.
Alvin M. Linn Sr.

Alvin M. Linn Sr., 92, of Falling Waters, W.Va., passed away on Monday, June 10, 2013, at Reeder’s Memorial Home in Boonsboro, Md.

He was born March 10, 1921, in Maddensville, Pa., to the late Cleveland Howard and Edna Ruth Gamble Linn.

He was preceded in death by his first wife, Blanche Eliza Burton Linn, on Jan. 26, 1992.

He was a milk-truck driver for 15 years for Earl Mercer & Son Trucking Co. and was previously employed by Edison Groh Farming for 21 years. He was most recently employed by Weis Market, Hagerstown, Md.

He was a veteran of the U.S. Army serving during World War II.
He was of the Protestant faith.

Survivors include his wife, Thelma Catherine Harsh Linn of Falling Waters; daughter, Medora I. Stoneberger of Newville, Pa.; daughter, Sarah E. Gentile of Greencastle, Pa.; daughter, Rose E. Jones of Hagerstown; daughter, Tina B. Linn of Cary, N.C.; son, Samuel H. Linn of Front Royal, Va.; son, Joseph H. Linn of State Line, Pa.; son, Alvin M. Linn Jr. of Williamsport, Md.; son, Daniel P. Linn of Chambersburg, Pa.; son, Thornie E. Linn of Hagerstown; son, Carl L. Linn of Hagerstown; seven stepchildren, 26 grandchildren, 52 great-grandchildren, four great-great-grandchildren, 18 stepgrandchildren, 16 stepgreat-grandchildren, 11 stepgreat-great-grandchildren, two step-great-great-great-grandchildren; and brother, James R. Linn of Spring Hill, Fla.

He was predeceased by two daughters, Edna D. Baker and Clara B. Watson; four brothers, John Linn, Daniel Linn, Russell Linn and David Linn; two sisters, Betty L. Wiley and Verna J. Phillips; three half sisters, Bertha Moffett, Mary Singleton and Sarah Ulsh; two half brothers, Eugene Linn and Clair Linn; great-grandson, Dominic Stoneberger; and stepgrandson, Lloyd Shoemaker.

The family will receive friends at the Osborne Funeral Home, 425 S. Conococheague St., Williamsport, on Thursday, June 13, 2013, from 6 to 8 p.m. The funeral home will be open after 9 a.m. on Thursday for the convenience of family and friends.

Funeral services will be held at Osborne Funeral Home, 425 S. Conococheague St., Williamsport, on Friday, June 14, 2013, at 2 p.m. with  Linn’s grandchildren officiating. Interment will be in Cedar Lawn Memorial Park, Hagerstown. Military graveside services will be provided by Morris Frock Post 42 American Legion of Hagerstown.

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