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Dr. Michael G. Linebaugh

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Dr. Michael G. Linebaugh MANCHESTER TWP. Dr. Michael G. Linebaugh, 60, a well known York orthodontist, died Thursday, April 27, 2006, at his home, Walnut Run Farm, after a lengthy battle with chronic Lyme Disease and resulting ALS. His wife of 39 years, Wanda M. (Caufman) Linebaugh, and family were at his side. Born October 17, 1945, in York, he was a son of the late Dale W. Linebaugh and Ruth V. Linebaugh of York. He is also survived by two sons, Michael C. Linebaugh and his wife, Nicole of York, and Stephen T. Linebaugh and his wife, Ashley of Lancaster; a grandson, Preston W. Linebaugh of York; a brother, Judge Stephen P. Linebaugh and his wife, Jane of Dover; a sister, Cecilia A. Dove and her husband, Dr. Scott Dove of Flint Hill, Va.; nieces, Emily and Megan Linebaugh; and nephews, Jenkins, Reed, Brian, and Justin Dove. A 1963 graduate of William Penn Senior High School, he held degrees from Juniata College, University of Pittsburgh School of Dental Medicine, and Georgetown University School of Dentistry. While in dental school, he was awarded a U.S. Navy Dental Corps scholarship and was selected for a dental residency at The Bethesda Naval Hospital. An assignment with the Navy took him to the remote duty station in Argentia, Newfoundland. After completing an Orthodontia Residency at Georgetown in 1979, he established a private practice in York. He was a past president of the York County Dental Society. Additional professional memberships include The Pennsylvania Dental Society, The American Dental Association, American Association of Orthodontists, and Diplomat American Board of Orthodontists. He was the first Chief of Orthodontics at the inception of York Hospital's George Bentzel Dental Center. For fifteen years he served as Orthodontist for the York County Cleft Palate Clinic. In addition to developing several orthodontic appliances, he was published and contributed to a textbook in Clinical Orthodontics. Dr. Linebaugh had also been a member of Equadent, completing three mission trips to Ecuador to treat dental and facial deformities of orphaned and indigent children. Dr. Linebaugh was an avid outdoorsman enjoying hunting, fishing, sailing, tennis, and jogging. He ran in the Pittsburgh and Marine Corps marathons. He was a hobby farmer. Dr. Linebaugh was a lifelong member of the York YMCA. He was a patron of The Farm Lands Trust, The York Symphony Orchestra, and the Strand Capitol Performing Arts Center. He was a lifetime member of St. John's Episcopal Church, where he had served as acolyte, lector, and chalicer. A member of the Vestry at various times, he served as both Junior and Senior Warden. A visitation will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday, May 5, 2006, at Kuhner Associates Funeral Directors, Inc., 863 S. George St. (the former Hahn Home), York. A memorial service is scheduled for 11 a.m. Saturday, May 6, 2006, at The Episcopal Church of Saint John the Baptist, 140 N. Beaver St., York, with his pastor, the Rev. David W. Lovelace, officiating. Burial will be in the Lloyd Memorial Garden of the Church with reception to follow in the Parish Hall. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to St. John's Episcopal Church, 140 N. Beaver St., York, PA 17403; or to a favorite charity.
Published in York Daily Record & York Dispatch on Apr. 28, 2006
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