John Ross Lintz
On January 25, 2022, John Ross Lintz passed away due to complications from surgery. He was the second child and oldest son of Jack and Elouise Lintz, raised on their idyllic ranch alongside Grace Coolidge Creek.
He leaves behind his loving wife Michelle, daughters Jennah Lintz, Jordan Lintz (Russ Colon) and Ashley Lintz (Matt Mickley), sister Linda Lintz, brothers Tom Lintz and Jim Lintz, as well as numerous nieces, nephews, cousins and lifelong friends.
Early Life and Education
John Lintz was born on August 13th 1950 in Ogdensburg, New York to Barron and Margaret (Lalonde) Lintz.
He graduated from Otterbein University in 2005 with a bachelor of arts in education and master of arts in education, before going on to earn his law degree from the University of Dayton School of Law the following year.
His career as a coach has seen him lead two cross country teams to the top 10 of the Great Lakes Region and coach 4 All-Great Lakes Region runners and 2 NCAA qualifiers. Additionally, he coached 2005 indoor national pole vault champion.
John Lintz was one of Charlie Finley’s “designated runners,” having a brief but productive career in the majors. He played second base, pinch runner and shortstop throughout his time playing for the Tigers.
Lintz was selected by the Montreal Expos in the sixth round of the 1971 June Amateur Draft and went on to play for four teams; The Expos, St. Louis Cardinals, Oakland Athletics and Cleveland Indians.
He was an impressive baserunner, stealing 31 bases without getting caught 11 times. Despite that, his pro career average never exceeded.227.
At the time, he was considered one of baseball’s premier pinch runners. He appeared as a pinch runner in 140 out of his 350 games. It seems unlikely that he would be called up to the majors again today, but he was an impressive talent back then.
Achievements and Honors
John Lintz was an exemplary individual who achieved his goals. A dedicated father and husband, he also served in his capacity as entrepreneur and contractor, taking pleasure in working on projects that made a positive impact in his community.
John Lintz was an accomplished professional, as well as a passionate sportsman who loved playing lacrosse.
He captained the Langley Thunder to two Western Lacrosse Association titles and made it to two Mann Cup finals. Additionally, he played for NLL’s Rush team where he led them to the playoffs during his rookie year.
He served in the United States Navy, deployed to various fleets and land areas in support of United States Central Command operations.
John Lintz was a proud husband, father and grandfather who made an immense difference in the lives of so many. Survived by his loving wife Michelle; daughters Jennah Lintz (Russ Colon), Jordan Lintz and Ashley Lintz; sister Linda Lintz; brothers Tom Lintz (Kelley) and Jim Lintz; as well as numerous nieces, nephews, cousins and lifelong friends, John will be deeply missed by those he left behind.
He cherished his family, sports and outdoor adventures. He spent his childhood along Grace Coolidge Creek in South Dakota where he learned how to fish, hunt and wild plum pick. Additionally, he enjoyed playing driveway basketball with family and friends.
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