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Frederick Lindsay

July 4, 2012
Morning Journal News

COLUMBIANA - Frederick Jackson Lindsay left his earthly bonds on June 25, 2012 at the age of 91. He was born on May 30, 1921, in Columbiana, Ohio, the second son of Samuel Rainy Lindsay, Sr., and Lillian (Breyer) Lindsay.

Jack, as he?????was known, graduated from Columbiana High School in 1939. On September 24, 1941, he married Doris Sarah Huff of Rogers, Ohio. He was drafted into the Army in 1942, and his parents made it possible for Doris to follow him during training exercises at Army training camps for the next two years. He graduated from Officer's Candidate School as a 2nd lieutenant (a 90-day wonder).

In August 1944 Jack sailed with 10,000 troops on the Queen Mary to Scotland, and shortly thereafter landed on Utah Beach in Normandy, France. He was a litter officer in the 423th Medical Collecting Company Separated (he survived the Battle of the Bulge, and received four Battle Stars). Jack was promoted to Captain before separation from the Army. He came home on Christmas Day, 1945 to Doris who met him holding their 10-month son (Geoffrey). Two years later they had baby Diane.

After his military service, he was a cost accountant at National Rubber Machinery Co. in Columbiana, Ohio. He was a Scout Cubmaster and active in many other community services. In 1960 they sold their home and bought a fishing camp in Ontario, Canada, in partnership with Doris's sister and brother-in-law, Dorothy and Ralph Elliott. For 14 years Jack and Doris operated Jack's Lake Lodge, which included 12 housekeeping cottages. Jack was truly the ultimate campground host. They made many lifelong friends during their Canadian adventure. They sold the fishing lodge in 1974 and moved to southern California.

Jack worked in several Beverly Manor convalescent homes in the San Fernando Valley as a physical therapy technician, where his compassion for helping elderly people always will be remembered. Concurrently, he was the maintenance man of apartment complexes that Doris managed. Upon "retirement" they moved to Ridgecrest, Calif. Jack ran the garden shop at K-Mart until he retired (again) in 1998, whereupon he took a glider ride over the Sierras.

Jack loved to fish and spent many hours at Mt. Whitney and Lake Diaz, where he celebrated his 90th birthday surrounded by family. But most of all, he always wanted his beloved Doris right by his side.

He is survived by Doris, his wife of 70 years (Ridgecrest, Calif.); his daughter, Diane Lindsay Golden and husband Johnny (Ventura, Calif.); his son, Geoff and wife Michele Lindsay (Ridgecrest, Calif.); nine grandchildren: Matthew Frederick Lindsay (Ohio), April Golden-Mazola (Calif.), Heather Jorgensen (Colo.), J. J. Golden (Calif.), Tara Lindsay (Ohio), Wendy Levi (Calif.), Tim Golden (Calif.), Matthew Lubbes (Colo.) and Hayley Gonzalez (Calif.); and 14 great-grandchildren. He is also survived by his brother Sam Lindsay and wife Beryl (Columbiana, Ohio); his sister Nancy and husband Dale Young (Spearfish, S.D.); and numerous nieces and nephews.

A memorial was held for him in Ventura, Calif. at the beach.




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