Raymond Gustave Linke, 86, of Hamden died Monday, March 17, 2008 in West Haven. Husband of Audrey Cable Linke, he is also survived by daughters Sharyn Farr of Rotonda West, FL, Robin DeLucia (John) of Hamden, Dee Don (Bob) of Milford, son Gary Linke (Kerry) of Hamden, sister Arline Morgan of Wallingford, 11 grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren. Mr. Linke was predeceased by a brother Charles Linke and 2 sisters Mildred Condon and Marion Frith. A son of the late Gustave and Harriet Miller Linke, he was born in West Haven on November 10, 1921. Mr. Linke was an automotive machinist/foreman with L. H. Weiner and a foreman with Nizen Motors. He was a member of the Roaring 20's Antique & Classic Car Club, a member of Christ Church in New Haven and a Navy Veteran of WW II. Friends may visit with the family Thursday, March 20 from 4-8 pm at BEECHER & BENNETT, 2300 WHITNEY AVE., HAMDEN. A memorial service at Christ Church in New Haven will be scheduled at a later date.

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  1. Dad, You will always live on in my heart. Your kindness touched the lives of many as did your smiles and laughter. Love, your daughter Dee

  2. DR.LINK…your father will always be remembered as a kind and gentle man.I served with him on the altar at Christ Church. He was always so kind to my daughters also. my thoughts are with your family. sincerely…Anthony Lamberti

  3. iam very sorry for your lose for the linke iam ta member of the roaring-20s car culb he was a very nice guy iam so sorry to her the lost of your husban and father and grandfather

  4. Living a few doors away from the Linke’s in the 50’s and 60’s, I learned what love of family and life was like just knowing them. I regret ever having to move away from that environment but to this day I carry great memories of that neighborhood because of people like Mr. Linke and his family. God Bless you all.

  5. Mr. Linke was a special gentleman who will be greatly missed by all who knew him. His kindness and smile would light up a room. In our many conversations I never heard him utter an unkind word. Truly a special man. Our thoughts and prayers are with all the family during this difficult time. God Bless. Love, Paul & Loretta

  6. One of my fondest memories of Ray was being a Acoyte at Christ Church 50 years ago and carrying the Frankincense for Ray during processions. In later years I always looked forward to seeing Ray when I came to church with my father Milton Blough, who also recently passed away. They were good friends and enjoyed kidding each other. I was honored to consider Ray a friend, and I know my dad is enjoying his company now. God Bless the Linke family. Gary A. Blough

  7. Ray was such a very special friend and mentor to so many folks…. Encounters with the Linke family always spilled over with love, life and laughter. The selfless giving of Ray & Audrey is well known by all who have been touched by this special couple. What a blessing to have known you. Although we will miss you so much – a bit of Raymond will live on in all of us! Love from Don, Lisa and Donnie Rawling

  8. To Audrey and the entire extended family my heartfelt sympathy on Rays passing. Ray was a wonderful guy and a good friend to all who knew him . I will always fondly remember the many great conversations with Ray on our shared love of classic cars and my several wonderful trips to his car clubs annual show in southbury ct where Ray was so involved in both the show judging and the fund raising for the southbury training school…A truely caring man who will be greatly missed by many.

  9. To Sharyn and all of Ray’s family, Although I only knew Ray for a short time when I was a teenager in the 60’s, his helpful and caring way toward me as a youngster was a lesson I have remembered to this very day. Ray was truly a great guy, remembered by all who knew him, if only briefly. Pete Ferriolo

  10. We will always remember Ray’s wonderful sense of humor and the smile he put on the faces of everyone he came in contact with. He was always so much fun to be with. We worked many R20’s car shows with him. We will miss him.

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