Linton’s talents ran wide and deep: teaching, school administration, church leadership, business, farming, gardening, and adult education. Most of his life was spent in Maine, where he died Dec. 29, 2020, in Brunswick.
He grew up in Chappaqua, N.Y., and attended Kent School. At Princeton he majored in English, belonged to the Yacht Club and Charter, then entered graduate study at Penn. He taught at and became headmaster of Saint Mary’s Hall/Doane Academy in New Jersey. In 1973 the family moved to a farm in Cornville, Maine. They named their cows for flowers and pigs for cheese. Linton also started Solar Systems Inc.
He studied holy orders at Bangor Theological, became a deacon in 1980, a priest in 1985, and earned a doctorate of ministry. He had Episcopal churches in Skowhegan, Sanford, Cape Elizabeth, and Wiscasset. Then he worked for the Diocese of Maine as canon to the ordinary.
In retirement he and his wife, Bonnie, became master gardeners. They also volunteered at Midcoast Senior College, which offers courses for ages 50-plus. Linton ran the curriculum committee and was a board member.
Linton is survived by Bonnie; daughter Marjorie; son Douglass; four grandchildren; and cousins Andrew Hall ’62, Emlen Hall ’65, Isaac Hall ’66, and Elizabeth Hardiman ’84.