Hubert C. Linn

Rev. Hubert C. Linn The Rev. Hubert C. Linn, 88, of Roslyn, died March 1, 2013, at Abington Memorial Hospital. Born in Tokyo, Japan, May 19, 1924, to missionary parents, the late Justin A. and Mabel (Dement) Linn, he lived the first nine years of his life in Japan and then moved to the United States. He graduated from high school in Hendersonville, N.C., and then enlisted in the U.S. Army Air Corps in December 1942 and served in North Africa, Italy, Corsica and Southern France, where he earned a total of four Bronze Stars. He was discharged in November 1945. In January 1946 he entered Lenoir Rhyne University and graduated with a B.A. in 1948. He then entered the Lutheran Theological Seminary, graduating in 1951 and was ordained on July 8 of that year. He married Phyllis Boddiger in Polo, Ill., on Oct. 27, 1951. His first parish was in Appalachia, near Boone, N.C. He then served a mission congregation in Spindale, N.C., and a parish in Louisville, Miss., before moving to Messiah Lutheran Church in Philadelphia, where he was an assistant to Dr. Ross Stover. In 1964 the Linn family moved to Roslyn, where Pastor Linn served as pastor of the Living Word Lutheran Church for 24 years, during which time church and education buildings were erected. After his retirement in 1988, Pastor Linn and Phyllis joined St. Paul's Lutheran Church in Glenside. He enjoyed model railroad and building models of ships, cars and trains. In addition to his wife, he is survived by three sons, James Andrew Linn (Dara) of Cary, N.C., Martin Arthur Linn (Cheryl) of Raleigh, N.C., and the Rev. John Charles Linn (Paula) of Eugene, Ore.; a daughter, Deborah Irene Sekelewski of Glenside; and six grandchildren, Justin and Grace Sekelewski, Kristin and Jacob Linn, and Emily and Amanda Jewett. A memorial service will be held Saturday, March 9, at 3 p.m. at St. Paul's Lutheran Church, 120 N. Easton, Road, Glenside, PA 19038. Friends and relatives may call at the church from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. prior to the service. Interment is private. Memorial contributions in Rev. Linn's name may be made to St. Paul's Lutheran Church at the above address. Arrangements were made by the John R. Freed Funeral Home, Glenside.

Published in Montgomery Newspapers on Mar. 6, 2013