Linwood S. “Linny” Eddinger, 85, of Boyertown, husband of the late Janet L. (Grim) Eddinger, passed away on Friday at Pottstown Memorial Medical Center.

Born in Colebrookdale Twp., he was the son of the late Howard and Ella (Swavely) Eddinger.

Linwood was a member of Good Shepherd UCC in Boyertown where he was a member of the bible study class and a Stephen Minister. He also served as a deacon and trustee for their consistory. He worked at Boyertown Auto body for 43 years retiring in 1989. Linwood was a lifetime member of Friendship Hook & Ladder Fire Co. in Boyertown, a WWII Army Veteran, was an avid tennis player, and was a founding member and coach for the Boyertown Midget League for 20 years.

He is survived by his sons James A. of Mertztown, Dennis L. of Birdsboro, Kevin B. of Gilbertsville, and David N. Eddinger of Perkiomenville; brother Carl Eddinger of Bally; sister Evelyn Taylor of Earlville; 10 grandchildren and 2 great grandchildren. Along with his wife and parents, he is predeceased by his sisters Esther Reifsnyder and Kathryn Angstadt.

A funeral service will be held on Thursday, 11:00AM at Good Shepherd UCC, 35 W. Phila. Ave., Boyertown with Rev. Dennis P. Christie officiating. Burial will follow in Fairview Cemetery. Visitation will be Thursday from 10:00AM to 10:45AM at the church.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Good Shepherd Memorial Fund at the above address or The American Cancer Society, 498 Bellevue Ave, Reading, Pa. 19605 ATTN: Boyertown Relay for Life, Linwood Eddinger memorial on check memo

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