Linn W. Loomis

| December 14, 2020

Linn W. Loomis, 80, passed away Dec. 12, 2020 at Riverside Manor in Newcomerstown after years of declining health.

He was born in Cleveland on Dec. 19, 1939 to the late Willard D. and Lucille (Fortledge) Loomis. He graduated from Grand Valley High School in 1958, Hiram College in 1962, and received his Master of Education degree at Kent State University.

From 1962-1989 he taught Social Studies in the Newcomerstown school system. He went on to work at Roscoe Village as a tour guide for many years, and the Longaberger Company until its closing. Linn loved all kinds of history, especially canals. He had been very active in the American, Ohio, Indiana, Virginia, and New York State Canal Societies, as well as the Indiana Historical Society, the Tuscarawas Co. Historical Society, The Ohio Historical Society, and the Roscoe Village Foundation. He authored two books on canals and a memoir. He attended Gospel Hill Ministry until his health declined.

He is survived by his wife of 56 years, Sandra K. (Pollock) Loomis of Newcomerstown, whom he married June 1, 1964; a son, David (Lori) Loomis of Newcomerstown; a daughter, Jennifer (Chas) Turner of Reynoldsburg; six grandchildren, Ian, Cory (Maggie) , Seth, Kaitlyn, David, and Ciara; and a great-grandchild, Theo.

A private graveside service will be held at Coshocton Co. Memory Gardens. The Fischer Funeral Home in Warsaw is handling arrangements –

Memorial donations are suggested to Crossroads Hospice, 3743 Boettler Oaks Dr. Suite E Uniontown, OH 44685.

“Don’t think of him as gone away, his journey’s just begun, life holds so many facets, this earth is only one. Just think of him as resting, from the sorrows and the tears, in a place of warmth and comfort, where there are no days and years. Think how he must be wishing, that we could know today, how nothing but our sadness can really pass away. And think of him as living in the hearts of those he touched…for nothing loved is ever lost, and he was loved so much.” – Ellen Brenneman

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