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Ernest C. Lindner

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Old Saybrook - Ernest C. Lindner, 88, of Old Saybrook, passed away on Jan. 26, 2013, at Middlesex Hospital. He was the beloved husband of Barbara (Konrad) Lindner.

He was born on March 28, 1924, in Middletown, to the late Ernest W. Lindner and Theresa (Mozzochi) Lindner.

Ernie was a World War II veteran serving in the U.S. Navy and was part of the Invasion of Normandy. He joined the Old Saybrook school system in the early 1950s as a gym teacher and moved to Old Saybrook in 1956. During his long career, he won three state championships with Old Saybrook High School, two in baseball and one in soccer. He also won two shoreline basketball championships. He was the athletic director for OSHS for many years before his retirement in the 1980s. He was honored to be selected for the Connecticut High School Coaches Hall of Fame at Rentschler Field in East Hartford.

Ernie was a member of the Knights of Columbus. He enjoyed playing golf. He was an avid fan of both the men's and women's UConn basketball teams. He also followed the Connecticut Sun basketball team. Old Saybrook has lost a good teacher and a good friend.

Besides his wife of 56 years, Barbara, he is survived by a brother, Robert Lindner of East Lyme, and a sister, Audrey Conrad and her husband, Paul, of Columbia, S.C. He is also survived by many nieces and nephews.

Family and friends may visit from 5 to 8 p.m. on Wednesday, Jan. 30, at Swan Funeral Home, 1224 Boston Post Road, Old Saybrook. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10 a.m. on Thursday, Jan. 31, at St John Church, Main St., Old Saybrook. Internment will follow at Fountain Hill Cemetery in Deep River with full military honors.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Middlesex Hospice, 28 Crescent St., Middletown, CT 06457.

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Published in The Day on Jan. 29, 2013
Ernest C. Lindner
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