Marshall Warren Lindner
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Marshall Warren Lindner

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Marshall Lindner

LINDNER: Marshall Warren Lindner, age 80 of Matthews, N.C., passed away peacefully on Thursday, February 22, 2018. He was the beloved son of the late Martin Zell Lindner and Annabelle Litman Lindner. Marshall was born in Pittsburgh on May 26, 1937. He graduated from the University of Pittsburgh, where he completed his undergraduate and Dental School education, where he was president of Alpha Omega Dental Fraternity. Marshall was married for 59 years to his childhood sweetheart, Faylinda Raffel Lindner since 1958. He is also survived by his three sons, Michael S. Lindner and his wife Catherine Spezia, Jonathan R. Lindner and his wife Marilyn, and Andrew D. Lindner and his wife Gwen; his brother Robert “Bob” T. Lindner and his wife Linda; and his eight grandchildren Nathan, David, Annabelle, Maxwell, David, Emma, Sam and Lily Joy. Marshall had a distinguished career as a dentist in the United States Air Force for over 22 years, which included Thai language studies at the Defense Language Institute. During the 1970s he became the youngest man in the Air Force to hold the rank of full colonel. During the Vietnam war he was awarded the Legion of Merit, Meritorious Service Medal, National Defense Medal, Republic of Vietnam Gallantry Cross & Campaign medals, Commendation medals AMSUS medal and the Vietnam Service Medal. Marshall leaves behind a rich and varied legacy within his community. After retiring from the Air Force he was the director of Dental Health Programs for the city of Dallas. He then served as the director of Golden Acres, a large and respected senior living campus in Dallas. After moving to Charlotte, N.C., he served on the board of directors, and as Treasurer at Temple Beth El. He helped launch the Create Your Jewish Legacy and the Foundation for the Jewish Community. He created the S.P.I.C.E. Program for active seniors at Temple Beth El, which now bears his name. In his lifetime he had served on more than 25 nonprofit boards. Marshall will always be remembered for being a great storyteller, for his rich sense of humor, his love of family and community, and his constant willingness to volunteer. He was an avid sports fan, especially any Pittsburgh team. He also enjoyed a good poker game. Services were held at Temple Beth El, Charlotte. Interment at the Hebrew Cemetery in Charlotte. Contributions in Marshall’s memory may be made to the Marshall W. Lindner S.P.I.C.E. Program at Temple Beth El or the Carolina Neuromuscular ALS Center for A.L.S. Research Fund. Arrangements by Hankins and Whittington.

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