Robert E. Linnell Jr

Robert E. Linnell Jr., 86, of East Falmouth died on June 4.

He was married to Alice M. (Szablinski) Linnell for 33 years.

Born in Newton, he was the son of Robert E. and Hilma (Larsson) Linnell.

Mr. Linnell served in the US Navy during World War II and the Korean War. He served on the USS Admiral Hugh Rodman (AP-126) and the USS Yosemite (AD-19) in the Kula Gulf. For his service, he was awarded the World War II Victory Medal, American Campaign Medal, and Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal.

Mr. Linnell was the former manager of Wellesley Press and the Wellesley Townsman newspaper, which were once owned by his parents. He was also a builder, a finish carpenter, and a former security guard at the Falmouth Mall.

Once retired, he worked at Cape Cod Conservatory in Falmouth in the maintenance and security department.

Mr. Linnell enjoyed boating, fishing, water and downhill skiing, cars, camping, and dog shows.

In addition to his wife, he leaves his daughter, Vicki A. Linnell of Falmouth; his three grandchildren, Steven Linnell Jr. of Medway, Brenda Linnell of Franklin, and Ashley M. Linnell of Falmouth; his sister, Patricia Linnell Kirby of Dover; and several great-grandchildren, nieces, and nephews.

He was predeceased by his two sons, Steven Linnell and Gary Linnell; and his brother, Harry L. Linnell.

A graveside service will be held Thursday, June 12, at 11 AM at the Massachusetts National Cemetery in Bourne.

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