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Lynn John Maltinsky

December 28, 1953 ~ August 28, 2020 (age 66)

Obituary

Lynn John Maltinsky, age 66, died unexpectedly on August 28, 2020.  He was born on December 28, 1953 in Ft Laramie, Ohio to the late Paul R. and Ann (Barhorst) Maltinsky.  He is survived by his wife, Jeanne Wilson and his daughter, Sydney Maltinsky Wilson; sisters and brothers, Pam of Columbus, Ohio, Anita Utrecht (David) of Botkins, Greg (Joann) and Christine Purdy (Jay), both of Minster, Ohio, Nathan (Chris) of Millis, MA.  He is also survived by numerous nieces and nephews who loved him even though he constantly threatened to take them fishing. 

Lynn graduated from Minster High School in 1972.  He furthered his education and in 1977, graduated from St. Joseph’s College, Rensselaer, Indiana with a degree in Business Administration.  He had a long career in sales around the US, landing in Indianapolis, Cleveland, Tampa, Pittsburgh, and finally Williamsburg VA.  For the last 35 years, Lynn enjoyed his work as a manufacturer’s representative with Viking Representatives.  He prided himself on being a technical expert about the products he sold and was frequently consulted by other sales reps for his knowledge and expertise. He was also extremely sociable and many of his customers became his friends.

When he wasn’t working, Lynn devoted himself to restoring an old house on a lake in Williamsburg. When he and his wife bought the house it had been unoccupied for 13 years, and Lynn restored it to its former glory.  Lynn handmade much of the trim, doors, and even the floors for the restoration. When he could, he snuck away to fish on the lake.  He knew everyone on the lake and became the Lake Director for the community. 

Lynn thoroughly loved life and had a chance to travel all over the world (exploring Mayan ruins in Mexico, Belize, and Guatemala, hiking all over Greece indulging his daughter’s interest in Greek history and flying to various safari camps in Botswana).  Of all the places he traveled, his favorite was undoubtedly the annual Barhorst-Maltinsky week at Lake Ogemaw in Michigan. Lynn enjoyed it all: the fishing, the drinking, the pranks, the card games, and each successive generation of kids. He will be missed by them all. He was a 5-year old at heart and could always be counted on to instigate the chaos or join in the fun.

Lynn’s wishes are to be cremated and his ashes spread on his beloved lake.  In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations to be made to Big Brothers and Big Sisters (https://www.bbbs.org/) or Symbiotic Inc. an animal rescue organization that saved his beloved grandpuppy Yonder. To donate to Symbiotic please go to https://symbioticinc.org/, navigate down to Other Donation Options and click "Add a Message or Comment" and add "In Memory of Lynn Maltinsky" to the donation.

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