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Mr. Robert Linn of SHHS
Mr. Linn was our history teacher at Nicolas Junior High and also Sunny Hills. He was a scholarly, kind, Christian gentleman.


Mr. Robert J. Linn passed away suddenly on January 27th at St. Jude Hospital in Fullerton. He was surrounded by his entire family. A great gift.

Bob taught at Sunny Hills High School for 32 years.

He has devoted a great deal of time to the Wilshire Avenue Community Church and for the past 10 years taught highly popular classes on the 20th Century and the American Presidency at the OLLI program at California State University.

He is survived by his wife of 52 years, Mary Jane; sons, Robert (Cris), Jeff (Jeannine), Bruce (Stacy); 7 grandchildren and special extended family, Tom and Ceilia.

Services will be held Saturday, February 5th, 4 pm, at Wilshire Avenue Community Church in Fullerton. Donations can be made in Bob's name to the Memorial Fund at the church. McAulay & Wallace Mortuary


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Also from Mr. Linn's Legacy page on September 29, 2011 at 2:16 PM said:

September 28, 2011

I am so sorry to hear of Mr. Linn's passing. He is the one teacher who had the most influence on my life. I loved his zest for teaching and, because of him, I have studied American History as a hobby for 30 years. My prayers and thoughts go out to his family. He was a truly good man.
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From Mr. Linn's Memory page in the OC Register, on June 3, 2011 at 8:35 AM said:

June 02, 2011
I am very sad to hear that Bob Linn has passed. Mr. Linn was my first history teacher in California at SHHS after moving from Western New York in 1962. I discovered Mr Linn was also from my home town. I always respected him as a teacher and more importantly, as a person. He was a good man and will be missed. My condolences to the family.
~ Alan Hagedorn, Driftwood, Texas

June 3, 2011
From Mr. Linn's OC Register Memory Page on February 10, 2011 at 3:36 PM said:

February 08, 2011
Mr. Linn was my history teacher at Sunny Hills in the late 1960s. He was a compassionate, caring, wonderful teacher--one of my favorites! He enjoyed teaching the students, and the students enjoyed Mr. Linn.

My sister Pat (Class of 68) recently took an extension class which Mr. Linn taught, and it brought back all the fond memories she had when she had him at SHHS.

We both extend our deepest sympathies to the Linn family during this difficult time. He will never be forgotten and will always be loved for the wonderful teacher and human being that he was.
Debbie Hartunian and Pat Simonian

~ Debbie Hartunian, Newport Beach
Debbie Soto Haprov '66 on February 3, 2011 at 11:13 PM said:

Mr Linn, I remember him well. He was one of my teachers at Nicolas Jr. Hi and again at Sunny Hills. Very nice man and a great teacher. I know he will be missed by many. Prayers and Blessings to all of Mr. Linn's family and friends.
Wayne Redfearn, '65 on February 3, 2011 at 6:37 PM said:

Yes, Mr. Linn was a great guy. May he rest in peace.
Inars Agrums, '63 on February 3, 2011 at 5:54 PM said:

Bob Linn hired me to be a teacher in the Social Studies department at SHHS in 1972. He was someone I greatly respected, a very dedicated and effective educator. I owe him a lot. Rest in peace.
Paul Saevig, '67 on February 3, 2011 at 4:26 PM said:

One Saturday in the 1980s I came back to Orange County to visit my mom. In a nostalgic mood, I stopped at SHHS on the way to stroll around. It was mid-afternoon and when I suddenly came around a corner, there was Mr. Linn walking toward me. He had some papers tucked under his arm. He said quietly, "Hello, Paul. What brings you back here?"

Mr. Linn was an essential part of Sunny Hills for so long. I'll always associate him with those days.
Barb Smith Whitfield, '67 on February 3, 2011 at 2:59 PM said:

I remember him well. Such a nice person and good teacher.
Ken Slezak, '66 on February 3, 2011 at 2:57 PM said:

I remember Mr. Linn quite well. He was a wonderful man, with a great heart, a gift of teaching, and an amazing amount of knowledge and wisdom ready to release at every moment.

I enjoyed taking classes from him at both schools.

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