LINDER, Lawrence

LINDER, Dr. Lawrence H.


Dr. Lawrence (Larry) H. Linder, 89, of West Brandywine Twp., Pennsylvania, passed away on Friday, January 1, 2021, at Freedom Village. He was the beloved husband of the late Joan Hammes Linder, with whom he shared 62 years of marriage.

Born in Dayton, Ohio, he was the son of the late Maurice Milton Linder and Celia Izenman Linder.

Larry graduated from Fairview High School in Dayton, Ohio, where he played football and ran track. He attended Northwestern University and Northwestern University School of Medicine, where he met Joan and earned his Doctor of Medicine (MD) degree. Joan and Larry were married on December 23, 1956, in New Orleans, Louisiana, where Larry completed his internship at Charity Hospital in pediatric surgery and began his private surgical practice. In 1969, the family relocated to Middletown, Ohio where Larry had a private surgical practice and was associated with Middletown Regional Hospital, now Atrium Medical Center, for 26 years. Larry served as Treasurer and later as the Ohio Governor-At-Large of the Ohio Chapter of the American College of Surgeons. He also served as Treasurer of Temple Beth Shalom.

In 1980, Larry received his private pilot license and enjoyed many hours flying single engine airplanes out of Middletown Regional/Hook Field. As a golf enthusiast, Larry enjoyed playing golf and volunteering for the Kroger Senior Classic tournament in Mason, Ohio. In 2004, Joan and Larry relocated to Cincinnati, Ohio where both served as Art Docents for the Cincinnati Art Museum.

Larry is survived by his sons, Craig Randal Linder and Mark David Linder; his daughter, Karen Beth Linder; and 5 grandchildren.

A celebration of Larry's life is being planned for the summer of 2021. For information, email

Memorial contributions in the memory of Larry may be made to the American Macular Degeneration Foundation at

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