John Edward Linck, died early Monday morning, age 90. He was a much-loved husband, father, and friend. He is survived by his wife Ann Tushim Csink, daughter Elizabeth Linck Blakely (Scott), grandchildren Alexandra and Caelen, and Ann's daughters Kevin Ann Blough (James) and Amy Csink (Andrew Gove). He was predeceased by his first wife Alanne Headland Linck and son John Edward Linck, III. John was born 18 March 1933, in Mount Kisco, New York. He graduated from Yale University in 1955. After being drafted and serving in the army, John was hired by the Insurance Company of North America, now CIGNA. John was an expert in special risk marine and aviation insurance. After working for CIGNA for over 40 years, and serving as vice president, he retired but did not slow down. John was an avid photographer and traveler; loved crossword puzzles; practiced the piano religiously; enjoyed opera, choral, and orchestral music; and read spy and naval history books. He enjoyed his steak rare and his martinis very dry. He was known to do his own yard work. One of his favorite places in the whole world was Raquette Lake in New York’s Adirondacks.
A Funeral Mass will be held at Our Mother of Consolation (9 East Chestnut Hill Avenue, Chestnut Hill) at 1 pm, Saturday, October 14th. A reception will follow at Sugarloaf (9220 Germantown Avenue, Chestnut Hill). Interment will be private. In lieu of flowers, donations may be sent to the Chestnut Hill Conservancy (8708 Germantown Avenue, Philadelphia, PA 19118) or the Raquette Lake Library (Box 129, Raquette Lake, NY, 13436).