LINKLATER RICHARD With great sadness the family of Richard Scott Linklater of Bloomfield Hills, Michigan and Boynton Beach, Florida, announces his passing on Saturday, November 3, 2012 at Hospice of the Palm Beaches, due to complications from a heart attack on October 3, 2012. Born in Detroit, MI, May 1, 1946, age 66, the beloved son of the late George and Bernice Linklater of Bloomfield Hills, MI, brother of the late Tom Linklater of Rochester Hills, MI. Survived by his loving sister, Barbara Linklater Hohman (husband Tom), of Charlotte, NC; and niece, Jeanne McAtamney (husband Ken), and sister-in-law, Bonnie Linklater, of Winnetka, IL. Great uncle of Jane and Leah Hohman, and Sarah, Joseph, and Thomas McAtamney. Great friend to many. His cremains to be to joined with the Gulf Stream, and a memorial service to celebrate his life in August 2013, Birmingham, Michigan. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org. Donations to the JDRF, or charity of your choice.
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My fondest memory of my cousin Richard is that he always wore a smile, always had a pleasant word to say, most often had a joke to tell and held a twinkle in his eye. He was kind and gentle and will be greatly missed.
Such a class act. I wish I could shake your hand one last time Richard. We love you.
I met "Link" in 1980 through mutual friend "Gary K." Link, always a gentleman, always fun to be with and always thoughtful. My heart goes out to his frends and family
I'm proud to say link was my friend, he will be missed greatly,we shared a lot of laughs through the years ,I will always remember his smile and wit.
My thoughts are with Richard and his family and those who knew him. I met him in South Florida in the early 90's and ever since, we developed a close friendship throughout the years--there were periods when we saw each other weekly, or bi-weekly and in recent months, once a month when I traveled to his home some 2.5 hours away. I recall the interesting conversations we had, along with the laughs. It will be different going down to see family and friends each month, without stopping by his home...it will take some getting used to. I will try to listen to Shakira in honor of him, more often--He so loved her! :) lol
We loved out time with Link when he came to Michigan and will miss him very mich. Friends since High School. A real gentleman.
Richard will be so missed!
HAVE THOUGHT ABOUT HIM MMANY TIMES, GROWING UP TOGETHER, PLAYING FOOTBALL IN THE YARD AND GOING TO RED RUN WITH HIS TRULY NICE PARENTS AND FAMILY. RICHARD WAS A TRUE GENTLEMAN AND ONE OF THE GOOD ONES. BOB GABBARD 248-703-7516
God rest his soul.
Mr LInklater, you will be greatly missed at Pine Tree, with your smile and your encouraging words will live in my heart. I come to love you very much, and will always remember you. Ann
we are very sorry of the passing of Richard Linklater,we just found out of his passing, we were the people that took care of his house every Thursday, he was very dear and special to us as well was his mother mrs Bernice Linklater was with us,we want to say to all his family how sorrow we are, specially to his sister mrs Barbara Hohman, a very dear and sweet person as her mother and brother were with us,sincerely, Lidia and Alcides gonzalez.
Richard was a wonderful guy with a great smile. I knew him in high school and will miss getting together with him at our reunion.