Howard Linnartz

Howard J. Linnartz

Sunday, March 2nd, 1924 - Tuesday, May 21st, 2019
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Obituary

Howard J. Linnartz of Pleasantville, NY. passed away on Tuesday, May 21st 2019.
He was 95 Years Old. Howard was born in Brooklyn, NY at thirteen years old witnessed
the Hindenburg airship explosion. He later graduated from Brooklyn Tech High School.
He then enlisted with friends from his speed skating team (Brooklyn Silver Skates) and
joined the US Army 10th Mountain Division and trained in New York & Colorado (skiing). While deployed in Europe, caught pneumonia, recuperated in London. He was reassigned to The Big Red 1 Infantry Division, as an ordinance unit and prepared vehicles in London. On D-Day he landed on Omaha Beach in Normandy (first wave). Served in Africa, Europe in Five major battles including the Battle of the Bulge. He then served for the duration of the Nuremberg trails as a security guard. Upon his return, Howard attended and graduated with an undergraduate degree from Adelphi University and advanced degree in physics from New York University. Howard’s commitment to serve led him to work in the area of national defense his entire career. First at Republic Aviation on Long Island and then at IBM in Research & Development where he had several patents as a highly-trusted engineer for over 40 years. While at IBM served at the Pentagon, NASA and other National Laboratories. He is survived by the love his life, his bride of 69 years, Joy Linnartz. They built their first house together on Long Island while both being licensed pilots who flew their light aircraft. Howard’s love of flying led him to design, build and fly radio controlled model airplanes his entire life. He is also survived by his two sons, John, Robert and his grandchildren, Michael, Olivia and Jack. A dedicated family man, who was a friend to many fellow model airplane hobbyists and neighbors since he could fix anything. He has been a long time New York Yankee fan ever since the Brooklyn Dodgers departed. The family will receive friends at the Beecher Flooks Funeral Home in Pleasantville on Friday, May 24th from 2-4 pm & 7-9 pm. Funeral will be on Saturday, May 25th Mass at Saint John & Saint Mary’s Catholic Upper Church 30 Poillion Drive Chappaqua, NY. Followed by burial at Gate of Heaven Cemetery, Hawthorne, NY. In lieu of flowers, donations to: Pleasantville Ambulance Corps.or the Pleasantville Police Department in his name would be very much appreciated
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Service Details

  • Visitation

    Friday, May 24th, 2019 | 2:00pm - 4:00pm
    When
    Friday, May 24th, 2019 2:00pm - 4:00pm
    Location
    Beecher Flooks Funeral Home
    Address
    418 Bedford Road
    PLEASANTVILLE, NY 10570
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email
    In lieu of flowers kindly make donations in his name to the Pleasantville Ambulance Corps. or the Pleasantville Police Department.
  • Second Visitation

    Friday, May 24th, 2019 | 7:00pm - 9:00pm
    When
    Friday, May 24th, 2019 7:00pm - 9:00pm
    Location
    Beecher Flooks Funeral Home
    Address
    418 Bedford Road
    PLEASANTVILLE, NY 10570
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email
  • Service

    Saturday, May 25th, 2019 | 10:00am
    When
    Saturday, May 25th, 2019 10:00am
    Location
    Church of Saint John & Saint Mary Upper Church
    Address
    30 Poillon Road
    CHAPPAQUA, NY 10514
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email
    In lieu of flowers kindly make donations in his name to The Pleasantville Ambulance Corps or the Pleasantville Police Department.
    Officiant
    Rev. Edward O'Halloran
  • Interment

    Saturday, May 25th, 2019 | 11:30am
    When
    Saturday, May 25th, 2019 11:30am
    Location
    Gate of Heaven Cemetery
    Address
    10 West Stevens Avenue
    Hawthorne (New York, United St, NY 10532
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email
    In lieu of flowers kindly amke donations in his name to the Pleasantville Ambulance Corps. or the Pleasantville Police Department.

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Janet Gustafson

Posted at 11:54pm
I was deeply saddened to hear the passing of Howard. To his beautiful wife, sons John an Robert and grandchildren
Michael, Olivia and Jack - You have wonderful memories to hold onto, don't forget those. When you are down
think of those memories. Sixty-Nine years of marriage, Joy. John and Robert your father was also their for you.
Michael, Olivia and Jack you were the apple of your grandfather's eye.

I remember all our family gatherings and will miss them, but will hold onto those memories.

Love,
Janet, Gus and Kristen
Gustafson
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Donna Conticelli

Posted at 02:24pm
To my Godfather. You will be missed by me, but all our years together have left many fond memories of our lives and what we shared as a family. You were my mentor after my Dad died. One particular happy time was you walking me down the aisle. My prayers go out to you and the family.
HS

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Posted at 10:53am
With deepest sympathy,
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