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Alonza David "Lonnie" Linton

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Alonza David Linton "Lonnie" Alonza "Lonnie" David Linton, 88, of Ewing, NJ departed this life on Saturday, November 16, 2013 at Lawrenceville Nursing and Rehabilitation Center. Born in Live Oak, FL, Mr. Linton received his early education in Orlando, FL. In 1943, he relocated to Camden, NJ and was drafted into the US Navy serving honorably from 1943 to 1946. After the military, he moved to Boston, MA where he was a Radio Repair Technician for two years. In 1952, He relocated to Trenton, NJ and joined the Mt. Zion AME Church. He joined Friendship Baptist Church in 2011 where he was an active member and attended Sunday School. He was employed by American Biltrite, Inc as a supervisor. He attended Ryder College for Supervisory Management Courses and received a Certificate of Completion for Plumbing from Princeton University. He was the President of Local #175 at Princeton. He retired from Princeton University in 1988 after 16 years of service. He was a member of American Legion Post #182 and held various Officer positions. He was a member of the Ewing park/Braeburn Civic Assn. Predeceased by his by his parents, Danny and Pearl Elizabeth Bryant Linton; a sister, Doris Linton McGill surviving are his devoted wife of 20 years, Liska V. Shands-Linton; four sons, Lon, Danny (Beverly), Marvin all of NJ and Raphael of PA; a brother, Johnell Linton; a nephew, Reginald B. McGill (Deborah) and their daughter, Danielle; a niece, Esther Hamlet (Robert) all of Florida; a sister-in-law, Rev. Dr. Sandra L. Shands-Strong of Washington, DC; a niece, Justice L. Strong (Tashico); a nephew, Jonathan L. Strong of Columbus, OH; grandchildren, great grandchildren; a longtime special friend, John Tisdale (Alexzean) and a host of other relatives and friends. Funeral Services will be Friday at 1pm at Friendship Baptist Church 111 Perry St. Trenton, NJ Interment will be in Greenwood Cemetery. Calling hours will be Friday from 11am to 1pm at the church. Arrangements are by Campbell Funeral Chapel, Trenton.
Published in The Trentonian on Nov. 20, 2013
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