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Richard Linton

From Barbara Smith 

It is with great sadness that I let everyone know of the passing of Richard Stuart Linton. He will be greatly missed by his three awesome children and their families, his two brothers and their families and by his former wife, Barb Smith. We are all doing as well as can be expected. 

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09/28/17 12:21 PM #1    

Jim Roberts (1967)

I remember Richard a litlle.  I believe he is brother to Tom; can someone confirm?  Tom worked with me in DPC.   jR

09/28/17 12:22 PM #2    

Jim Roberts (1967)

Deepest condolences as well to the Family.    JR

09/28/17 06:53 PM #3    

Glenda Rankin (Harris) (1971)

I'm so sorry to hear of Rich's passing. During the years I was at AC, he was one of the greats! Great leader, motivator, super intelligent, well-organized, funny and I remember him well. My heart-felt condolences to his family and to Barb, also one of the "greats" of my class.

04/26/19 12:52 PM #4    

Michael Johnson (1970)

I found Rich's obituary here:


I became friends with Rich when we were in Pasadena, shortly after my graduation.  I found hiim to be highly intelligent, a person with insatiable curiosity, always enjoyable company.  I know Rich was also friends with Wayne Antion. 

I do wish we had more complete life stories on our classmates who have passed.

Here is the text of the obituary:

Richard “Rich” Linton, Sr. passed away on Tuesday, September 26, 2017 in Fresno, CA at the age of 65.  He was a loving father, brother, uncle and very proud papa.  He spent many years as a professor and never lost his passion for learning and sharing his knowledge with others. Rich loved all things Pittsburgh in the world of sports, especially his beloved Steelers, but moments spent surrounded by family were his most joyous occasions.  His deep faith in God was evident throughout his life and ultimately gave him peace.

He is survived by his daughter and two sons, Kelly (Linton) and Wade Gowers, Richard Jr. and Heather (Brown) Linton, Steven and Erin (Yano) Linton; by his four grandchildren, Kayle and Taylor Linton, Brayden Elliott and Logan Gowers. He is also survived by his two brothers, Thomas and Vera (Goosev) Linton and Timothy Linton and by his nephew Harrison Linton.  He was preceded in death by his mother Ann Linton. 

Rich will be laid to rest with a private graveside service on Tuesday, October 3, 2017 at the Clovis Cemetery District with support from the Yost and Webb Funeral Home.  Memorial donations may be made to the St. Agnes Foundation in support of the Heart & Vascular Program at or the local chapter of the American Heart Association at 7425 N. Palm Bluffs Avenue, Suite 201, Fresno, CA  93711.



09/21/20 08:04 AM #5    

Bill Hughes (1966)

I remember him well though I didn't know him all that well.  Wonderful guy.  I wish I could recall how I came to know him, entering college the year I graduated.  Too much time under the bridge I'm afraid.  I would have loved to see him at ACR2015. 

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