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William Patrick Linehan Jr.

March 15, 1944 - May 30, 2022

U.S. Veteran

Burial Date June 3, 2022

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William Patrick “Pat” Linehan Jr., age 78, passed away on Memorial Day May 30th 2022 at 6:00 AM.

Pat was born March 15th, 1944 in Lima, OH to William Patrick “Bill” and Katherine P. (Hug) Linehan who preceded him in death. On July 8, 1977 he married the love of his life, Nancy Linehan (Hawkins).

His work experience included the community action commission, Lima Central Catholic building committee, General Tire, and Firestone Tires of Lima.

He retired from The Lima Refinery after 30 years of service, and went on to retire again from the local Ford Motor Company Engine Plant.

He was just 1 semester short of receiving his MBA at St. Josephs college in Rensselaer Indiana, when he was drafted in 1968 to the US Army. He was chosen for Officer Candidate School at Fort Benning, Georgia and graduated as a 2nd lieutenant.

He was sent to Vietnam where he was assigned to military intelligence. During his tenure there he was promoted to First lieutenant and received several awards for his exemplary service, including the Bronze Star.

His pride in his military service and love of country never ebbed as was exemplified by his daily display of the American Flag at his home.

With no complaints, and no hesitation, if you asked him he would say in a heartbeat, he would serve his country all over again.

He was a quiet, soft spoken, but stern and passionate Irish Catholic family man.

Praying the rosary was on his agenda everyday along with saying I love you to those around him.

He was a notoriously fierce loving, dedicated, and hardworking father, with a knack for fixing anything and everything he put his hands on.

Survivors include: wife, Nancy (Hawkins) Linehan of Lima, OH, Daughter, Colleen M. (Thaddeus) Reed of Cincinnati, OH, Daughter, Susan “Susie” (Matt Bindel) Linehan of Lima, OH, Son Kevin P. (Nicole) Linehan of Delaware, OH, Grandson, Austin Reed, Granddaughter, Anna Reed, Sister Barb (Greg) Garlock of Lima, OH, Niece, Sisters-in-law, Diane Reese of Lima, OH and Sandra (Richard) Kreiter of Canton, OH, Nephew, Jason (Amanda) Garlock of Lima, OH, Niece, Emily (Michael) Curee of Cincinnati, OH, Nephew, John (Jody) Rees of Waterville, OH, Niece, Nannette (Daron) Evans of Lima, OH, Nephew, Greg (Mary) Kreiter of Bolivar, OH, Niece, Kim (Stefan) Geyer of Centerville, OH.

In addition to his parents he is preceded in death by his in-laws, George and Rose Hawkins and brother-in-law, John Rees.

A Mass of Christian Burial will begin at 12:00 noon on Friday, June 3, 2022, at St. Charles Borromeo Catholic Church, 2200 E. Elm St, Lima, OH 45805. Father Kent Kaufman will officiate the service. Burial will follow In Gethsemani Cemetery with Military Honors provided by the United States Army and VFW #1275.

The family will receive friends from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. Friday, June 3, prior to the mass at the church.
Monetary donations in lieu of flowers can be made to one of the following in memory of Pat Linehan.

LCC High School

S.O.S Project
(Supporting Our Soldiers)
3679 Shawnee Rd Lima OH 45806

James Cancer Center


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