Fred R "Freddie" Linza, age 84, passed away on Tuesday May 12, 2020 at his home in Salida. Fred was born October 7, 1935 in Salida, Co, the youngest child of Frank and Catherine "Palese" Linza. He was baptized into St Joseph Catholic Church in Salida and graduated from Salida High School in 1953.
While working at Monarch Crest he met Alvina Decker, they married in 1956 and were happily married for 49 years. Soon after their marriage they moved to Denver and began to raise their family. After nearly 20 years working for the Denver Public Schools, he and Alvina returned to Salida where they purchased and operated the Circle R Motel from 1976-1981. They then retired to his current home in Salida.
Fred loved the outdoors and spent as much time as he could fishing, hunting and camping with his family and friends. Freddie was a busy man with many interests and hobbies, there wasn't anything he couldn't fix and no project he wouldn't tackle, no matter how big or how small. Freddie was a loyal husband, a great father, a proud grandfather and a good friend to many.
Fred was proceeded in death by his parents, wife Alvina Linza, brother Ernest (Melvina) Linza, sister Margaret (Tony) Salerno and sister-in-law Kathryn Linza.
He is survived by his brother Dominic Linza of Grand Junction, daughter Pamela Linza (Tom Hopkins) of Aurora, CO, son Ronald (Tracy) Linza of Buena Vista, CO, grandchildren Jeramy Linza, Dustin Linza of Scottsdale, AZ, Matthew Linza of Buena Vista, CO and Kaitlyn Linza of Aurora, CO.
Due to the current restrictions on Memorial Services, the family will have a private service at Fairview Cemetery. A "Celebration of Life" will be held at a later date. On-line condolences may be sent to the family at lewisandglenn.com.
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