Anthony Todd Linthicum lived and loved with his whole heart, demonstrating a generosity of spirit that knew no bounds. He passed away unexpectedly, at the age of 55, on November 26, 2017 at Wake Forest Baptist Hospital in Winston-Salem, NC.
Anthony was born on November 17, 1962, in Durham, NC, to the late Hill Edward (Ed) Linthicum, Jr., and Iris Watson Linthicum. He lived in or near Durham for most of his life, attending Southern High School, then Duke University for his freshman year of college. He transferred to UNC-Chapel Hill to complete his Bachelor’s Degree in Economics. At UNC, he pledged Chi Psi fraternity where he was a dedicated and beloved brother as an undergraduate student and alumnus.
In 1997, he married Elizabeth (Beth) Blair and was the proud father of their two daughters, Charlotte Olivia and Elle Hill. Anthony worked in sales for Moore Document Solutions, Daniels Printing, MicroMass Communications, and Counter Culture Coffee. He enjoyed an early retirement spending time with family, collecting antiques, and doing volunteer work.
Anthony was a devoted conservationist with a deep love for the land and waters of the western North Carolina mountains. As a founding member of Friends of Harper Creek and Lost Cove Wilderness, he volunteered countless hours for the protection and maintenance of the Harper Creek and Lost Cove Wilderness Study Areas in Pisgah National Forest near Grandfather Mountain. With the Conservation Trust for North Carolina, he played a significant role in the restoration of the historic Upper Thunderhole/China Creek Trail in Blowing Rock.
He is preceded in death by his parents, Iris Watson and Hill Edward Linthicum, and his brother, Gary Linthicum. Anthony is survived by his wife, Beth, and daughters, Charlotte and Elle, and by nieces, Susannah Linthicum Fisher and Laura Linthicum Duran, and his former spouse, Jane Ivey Crowley. He also leaves behind many lifelong friends and fraternity brothers. His loving heart, extraordinary generosity, quick smile, easy charm, and genuine concern for others will be missed by all.
The Funeral Services will be at 2 p.m. on Friday, December 8 at University United Methodist Church on Franklin Street in Chapel Hill followed by a short reception.
In lieu of flowers, an account has been established with Wells Fargo Bank for an education fund for Charlotte and Elle. Donations may be made at Wells Fargo Bank to Education Fund for Charlotte and Elle Linthicum Durham, NC.
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