Richard W. Linehan,

89, of Melbourne passed away on Wednesday December 12, 2013 at home. He was a retired Colonel in the USAF and veteran of WW II, and Korea. After retirement he was a Department Head for GE in Cincinnati, OH and moved to Brevard County in the 1980's. He was a member of St. Mary's Catholic Church, The MOAA and The Quiet Birdmen. Survivors include his wife Alice, daughter Patricia Willis, a sister Inez Herbert, step children Charles, Chet and Julie Brownfield, 7 grandchildren and 1 great-grandchild. Funeral Mass will be celebrated on Tuesday December 17th @ 11amin the St Mary's Catholic Church in Rockledge with calling hours one hour before the Mass. Donations in his memory may be made to the Hospice of St. Francis.

12/17/2013 by Karyl Heismann-Menchen  Email: 

To the family of Dick Linehan, my heart breaks for your loss. Dick was a very good friend of my father's who was killed in 1964 while serving with Dick in the 302nd Troop Carrier Wing. I am grateful for the time I was able to spend with Dick at our reunions hearing stories about the good times, and the bad, that he spent with my father. I learned so much about my dad and the 302ne through him. They have "slipped the surly bonds of earth and are dancing the skies on laughter-silvered wings" and are now serving together once again in our Father's Heavenly Kindom. May God comfort you all during this difficult time.