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Edward D. Linnecke, 69, Scio


Edward D. Linnecke, 69, of Riverside Dive, passed away unexpectedly at home on November 3, 2021 after a brief illness. He was born in Wellsville on February 3, 1952 the son of Frank Sr. and Cathleen (Hennessy) Linnecke. In 1979 in Texas he married his wife of forty-two years, Hortensia Rodriquez, who survives. Later that same year they celebrated their marriage with a Mass at St. Joseph’s Catholic Church in Scio.

Ed was a long time resident of Allegany County. He graduated from Scio Central School, and then continued his education at Edinboro College of Pennsylvania. After completing his education, he enlisted in the United States Air Force, for whom he served for four years. He would eventually retire from the Allegany County Office of the Aging in 2007. He was very proud of his Catholic faith, he was devout, a member of Holy Family in Belmont, and enjoyed teaching others . Outside of work, he was an avid spectator of Formula One racing, who enjoyed trips to Watkins Glenn. He especially enjoyed working at home with pottery in his own studio. He will be remembered as being well read in philosophy, theology, and as an introspective man.

In addition to his wife and parents (all of Scio) he is survived by: a son, Edward Daniel Linnecke Jr of Scio; a daughter, Mary Lou (Larry) Linnecke-Blocho of Belfast; four grandchildren, Larry Blocho, Reiley (Brooke) Blocho, Ethan Blocho, and Andrew Blocho; three sisters, Mary (Ken) Huber of Webster, Theresa (Greg) Hardy of Boston, MA, and Cathleen (Bill) Whitfield of Scio; three brothers, Robert (Sheila) Linnecke of Scio, Gerry (Beth) Linnecke of Mayville, and Frank (Carol) Linnecke of Florida; as well as several nieces, nephews, and cousins.

Friends are invited to call on Tuesday, November 9, 2021 from 4 PM – 6PM at the J.W. Embser Sons Funeral Home in Wellsville (34 W. State St.). A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Wednesday, November 10, 2021 at 11 AM at St. Joseph’s Catholic Church of Scio (3912 Cottage Bridge Rd). Burial will follow the service in St. Joseph’s Cemetery. Please consider memorial donations to the SPCA Serving Allegany County or to Holy Family Catholic Church of Belmont (5 Milton). To leave online condolences please visit

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