SARANAC LAKE - Thomas G. Lintner, 83, formerly of Lake Clear, and currently of 60 Church St., Saranac Lake, died Friday, May 4, 2012, at the Champlain Valley Physicians Hospital in Plattsburgh.
Born in Shelburne Falls, Mass., on Nov. 20, 1928, he was the son of Thomas and Mildred (Quilliam) Lintner.
Mr. Lintner is a veteran of the United States Army, serving during World War II in the Asiatic Pacific Theater (Korea). After military service he was employed as a Certified Occupational Therapy Assistant by the Veteran Administration Hospital and by the New York State D.D.S.O. at Sunmount in Tupper Lake for 35 years, retiring in 1986.
Mr. Lintner was a lifelong sportsman who enjoyed hunting and fishing. He had been a member of the Saranac Lake Fish and Game Club since the late 1950s and had served as membership secretary and president. He had also served as a delegate to and president of the Franklin County Federation of Fish and Game Clubs. He was an avid stamp collector and belonged to the Plattsburgh Stamp Club and to the Golden Triangle Stamp Club of Mt. Dora, Fla. He was a member of the Adirondack Museum and the Franklin County Historical Society. He enjoyed reading and talking about Adirondack history, and had an extensive library of Adirondack literature.
He served in the Army during World War II having attained the rank of corporal.
He is survived by his wife Gertrude Lintner of Saranac Lake; one son, Robert Lintner and his wife Jill of Vermontville; two daughters: Sharon Hosler and her husband Gifford of Saranac Lake and Michele Lintner of Lake Clear; three brothers: Gary Lintner of North Bangor, Roger Lintner of Connecticut and Carl Lintner of Florida; one sister, Gloria Kelly of Rochester; two grandchildren: Scott and Janet; and three great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his father and mother and two brothers: Darrell and Donald Lintner.
Funeral arrangements are in care of the Fortune-Keough Funeral Home in Saranac Lake. There will be no calling hours. Funeral services will take place at the convenience of the family.
Friends wishing to remember Thomas G. Lintner may make memorial contributions to Saranac Lake Free Library or Saranac Lake Volunteer Rescue Squad in care of the funeral home. Family and friends can also share their memories and sign the online guest book at fortunekeoughfuneralhome.com.