Gerald Morrison Linn
On Sunday, Nov. 10, 2019, Gerald Morrison Linn, of Norfolk, Va., loving husband, father, grandfather and great-grandfather joined the ranks of those who have gone before us.
Gerald was born in Frostburg on April 23, 1933, the first of nine born to David Morrison and Margaret (House) Linn. He was preceded in death by his father, his mother, and his brothers, Jimmy and Morey.
He was a graduate of Beall High School in Frostburg. Gerald joined the Marine Corps in 1950 and served 34 years. He married the love of his life, Dorothy (Nine) Linn, and together they raised their five children. Gerald retired from the Marine Corps in 1984 as a master gunnery sergeant and pursued a second career as a civil servant.
Gerald and Dorothy celebrated their 67th anniversary this past September. Gerald was absolutely devoted to his wife, Dorothy, and their family. He enjoyed working in the yard and home improvement. His greatest pleasure was time spent with family, which includes his brothers, sisters, and their families as well as his children, grandchildren and great grandchildren.
Gerald faithfully served Bayview United Church of Christ in several capacities such as deacon, trustee and cook/organizer for Easter breakfasts and spaghetti suppers. He co-founded and organized spaghetti suppers to benefit "ForKids" (formerly Haven House Emergency Shelter) for 30 years.
He is survived by his wife, Dorothy; children, Gerald M. Linn Jr. (Jodie), Patricia Paul (George), Karen Omtvedt (Steve), Vicki Eicher (David) and Kenneth Linn; 11 grandchildren and 18 great-grandchildren. He is also survived by three brothers, David Linn, Richard Linn, William Linn; and three sisters, Rose McKenzie, Elsie Lewis, Margaret Ann Brenneman.
The family extends their gratitude to all the friends and professional care givers that provided care and comfort to Gerald throughout his illness.
Published on November 18, 2019


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