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Official Obituary of

Linton K. Libby

September 10, 1946 ~ March 7, 2024 (age 77) 77 Years Old

Linton Libby Obituary

Surrounded by family, Linton K. Libby passed peacefully into the presence of his Lord and Savior Jesus Christ on March 7, 2024. He was born at Mass General on September 10, 1946 and raised in Saugus, MA. 

Linton graduated from Gordon College with a BS in Chemistry. Followed by a MA in Chemistry from Boston University (BU) in 1973. While at BU he was a teaching and research assistant. 

Linton was active in Boy Scouts and later as a leader. He was very active in the churches he attended, helping with the youth and serving as church treasurer, deacon and elder at various times. He supported himself and his family as an analytical inorganic chemist in the field of precious metals. At various times he was employed by Handy & Harman in Attleboro, MA, Simmons Refining/Sipi Metals in Chicago, IL and Pfizer Pharmaceuticals in Bristol, CT. His last and favorite employment was at Ohio Precious Metals, LLC in Jackson, OH as VP of Analytical Materials. Linton was a member of the American Chemical Society for 55 years. 

He enjoyed many wonderful vacations traveling to different states and camping with his family. Linton loved watching his children in their sports (Heather in swimming and Ken in soccer). He very seldom missed any of the activities his children were involved in, this continued on with his grandchildren. On December 28, 2023 he celebrated his 55th anniversary of marriage to his childhood sweetheart, Dawn S (Compton) Libby. 

He was preceded in death by his parents, Adelbert L. Libby and D. Bernice (Dolloff) Libby. He leaves behind his wife, Dawn, a daughter Heather (Chad) Hunter of Watsontown, PA, and a son Kenneth (Katie) Libby of Cumberland, RI. Also three grandchildren, Hannah Hunter, Ethan and Ryan Libby. 

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made in Linton’s memory to CURE International Children’s Hospitals.

A memorial service will take place at Watsontown Alliance Church, Watsontown, PA on Friday, March 22 at 11:00am. A brief time of fellowship luncheon to follow. In addition, a celebration of life will take place at Faith Alliance Church, Attleboro, MA on Sunday, March 24 at 2:00pm.

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Memorial Service
March 22, 2024

11:00 AM
Watsontown Alliance Church
1165 Eighth Street Drive
Watsontown, PA 17777


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