Obituary of Roy Charles Lindholm
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Roy Charles Lindholm, 85, of Pittsboro, NC, passed away February 22, 2023. Beloved husband of Betty (né Norquest), father of Kirsten (Kevin) and Cheri (Mike), and granddaddy of Sarah and Katherine. Roy was born on March 8, 1937, in Washington, D.C., the only child of George Victor Lindholm and Hilda Virginia Farner, and grew up in Silver Spring, MD. He received his B.S. from the University of Michigan in 1959, his M.A. from the University of Texas in 1963, and Ph.D. from Johns Hopkins University in 1967. Dr. Lindholm was a professor of geology at The George Washington University until 1995, and was renowned for his devotion to undergraduate teaching. The great outdoors were his preferred classroom, and his geology field trips throughout Virginia, Maryland, Pennsylvania and West Virginia were a carefully choreographed learning experience he loved to share with his students. While teaching at GW, he lived in Alexandria, VA where he enjoyed painting, coin collecting, and golf. A man of many interests and a prolific writer, he authored a textbook on sedimentology, numerous scientific papers, and even a golf guide to Northern Virginia. After retiring from teaching, he moved to North Carolina where he continued to enjoy golf as well as travel, birding, writing plant keys, and photography, displaying his photography at the Chatham Studio Tour. Roy was an enthusiastic supporter of the visual and performing arts, and enjoyed attending music, dance and theater productions. His incredible intellect, encyclopedic knowledge, sense of humor, kindness and generosity will be remembered by all those fortunate enough to have known him, and he will be deeply missed.
Here is a link to the personal Lindhom family site.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Roy's favorite charities:
PETA (People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals)
ASPCA (American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals)
CORA (Chatham Outreach Alliance)