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John Anthony LINDSAY

John Anthony LINDSAY

John Anthony Lindsay, son of the former A. Charles Lindsay and Nellie Lindsay of Hudson, NH died, Wednesday, the 13th of February, 2013 after a courageous battle with mesothelioma in Nashville, Tennessee. Mr. Lindsay graduated from Alvirne HS, Hudson, NH and received bachelors ('70) and masters ('83) degrees from the University of New Hampshire. He formerly resided in Edmonds, WA, Durham, NH, Delaware, Oceanside, CA, and Stone Mountain, GA. Even as a child, John was ever thankful for being blessed with the opportunity to experience life and Earth's natural wonders. He balanced his commitment to family and lived his dreams. His career allowed him to travel extensively throughout the United States and to a lesser extent other parts of the world. He was a marine biologist specializing in zooplankton taxonomy and ecology, and marine benthic invertebrate taxonomy. His research areas included the upper Delaware Bay and lower river, Indian River, Del., coastal New England, and southern coastal California. He was the benthic taxonomy contractor for the government's Ocean Pulse/Northeast Monitoring Program which spanned a geographic area between Cape Hatteras and Georges Bank. The data from the approximate 1,100 samples was integrated into the Theroux and Wigley database within the National Marine Fisheries Service at Woods Hole, MA. He represented the U.S. Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration's natural resource trustee responsibilities from 1987 through 1998. Among his significant achievements during that period he greatly influenced: the tidal reconnection of the last ecologically significant mangrove stand at Munisport in North Miami with the upper Biscayne Bay, FL; the Superfund listing of the mercury contaminated Lavaca Bay, TX, resulting in subsequent remedial action and natural resource restoration; the remediation of Lake Charles Estuary, LA; a collaborative natural resource damage claim with the St. Regis Mohawk Tribe and the State of New York for PCB contamination in the Massena, NY area. He served as Chief Scientist for a thirteen federal agency investigation of the Massachusetts Bay Radioactive Dumpsites for which EPA honored him with a Bronze Medal award. In 1999, he became the project manager for NOAA's environmental restoration on the Pribilof Islands, Alaska. The Pribilof project successfully concluded in 2008. He received numerous awards from NOAA for his achievements and a Gold Medal Award from the U.S. Department of Commerce in 2009. He edited and published through the Government Printing Office a 1923 manuscript, The Alaska Fur-Seal Islands by G Dallas Hanna, and he co-authored six books, all published by GPO, covering various historical aspects of the Pribilof Islands fur-seal industry and the Aleut residents. He developed a video production capability within NOAA and produced numerous webcast and visitor center videos. His productions included two award winning documentaries, Henry Wood Elliott: Defender of the Fur Seal and People of the Seal. John will be interred in Calvary Cemetery at Nashville, TN. He leaves a wife of 45 years, Betty A. Lausier Lindsay, whom he loved dearly and who courageously and kindly supported him during his final months. He leaves a daughter Christine Robertson and son Cris-Jon; son-in-law Russell Robertson; six grandchildren: Danielle, John Paul, Christopher, and Abigail Robertson; Patrick and Anthony Lindsay. Also, his two brothers, Charles of Lee, NH and Peter and sister in-law Patricia of Merrimack, NH and three nieces, Ashley, Brianna, and Courtney Lindsay along with 13 other nieces and nephews.

Mass of Resurrection will be conducted at ten o'clock in the morning on Monday, the 18th of February, 2013 at St. Henry Catholic Church, Nashville, Tennessee with Rev. Steve Wolf, celebrant. Visitation with family and friends will be held on Sunday, the 17th of February, 2013 at five-thirty with a Rosary service at seven o'clock at St, Henry Catholic Church, Nashville, Tennessee. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made in honor of Mr. Lindsay to St. Henry Catholic Church's Ministry to the Sick and Homebound, 6401 Harding Road, Nashville, Tennessee 37205. Marshall-Donnelly-Combs Funeral Home, 201 25th Ave. North, Nashville, Tennessee 37203 (615)-327-1111.

A Dignity Memorial Provider.

Published in The Seattle Times on Feb. 15, 2013
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