Andy Linscott, 57 of Baltimore, born on March 4, 1952, passed away Wednesday, August 12, 2009, at The Ohio State University Hospital.
Andy was a winner, a fighter and an all around good American guy, always known for his laughter and humerous stories. He never ran out of jokes. He worked in the food and beverage service industry his whole life as a food broker, having worked with Schweppes, CinDay Foods, Lloyd's BBQ, and General Mills/ Pillsbury Foods. Most recently, he was very proud to be employed by Birchwood Foods, a division of Kenosha Beef International. He was a terrific salesman and proudly referred to himself as "The Meatman" and "The Full Service, Food Service Guy."
Andy leaves behind his beloved wife of 33 years, Gisele McKenzie Linscott; his only daughter, Angie-Sue Linscott; his mother, Norma-Jean Confer; his father, Jack (Jayne) Linscott ; his sisters, Candy Paulucci (Tom) and Tammy Brewer (Brad); his brother, Greg Clagg (Laura); stepbrother, Steven Shaver (Martha); step-sisters, Sheryll Sharp and Stacey Bossio (Alan); many nieces, nephews, dear aunts and uncles; and French Canadian in-laws, cousins, friends and neighbors…all of whom adored and loved Andy so tenderly. He was preceded in death by his beloved grandparents, McLaughlin, Linscott, and mother-in-law, Gaby whom he loved very much.
He was courageous and an inspiration to many. He firmly believed that anyone is capable of creating their own destiny. His favorite saying was "You Can…If You Try!"
He was an avid Buckeye fan! He loved everything that contained the word "ball".... baseball, football, basketball, softball, and
later golf (a smaller ball, but a ball none the less).
While attending Akron University, Andy was one of the founders of the Akron Chapter of Delta Tau Delta Fraternity. He was also a softball coach in the Fairfield County area for many years and was a Biddy Basketball Coach for the YMCA in Lancaster. Most of all he loved his family, friends, co-workers, neighbors and his animals.
He was loved by all who knew him! He never met a stranger that he did not become friends with. To know Andy was to love him! He had an amazing sense of humor and passion for life!
He will forever be missed, but never forgotten.
Andy would say this to all of us in these difficult times: "Do not stand at my grave and weep, I am not there! I do not sleep because I will always be with you in spirit, for I loved you and love does not die!"
Funeral Service will be held t 10:30 a.m. on Saturday, August 22, 2009, in the Frank E. Smith Funeral Home Chapel, 405 N. Columbus St., Lancaster.
Friends may visit from 5-8 p.m. on Friday, August 21, 2009, at the funeral home.
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made in Andy Linscott's honor to the Liberty Union-Thurston Elementary School Booster Club, Baltimore, c/o Fairfield National Bank, 1301 W. Market St., Baltimore, Ohio 43105.