Ed was raised in Belmont and was a 2009 graduate of Genesee Valley High School. He received a Bachelor of Science Degree from Houghton College, and a Jurisprudence Doctorate from William & Mary Law School in Virginia. Throughout his life, and especially within the last year, he battled with his mental health. Despite his struggles he was still a kind soul who accomplished many things. In high school he played Tennis, Soccer, and Basketball (in which he was awarded MVP), participated in the music programs, and was very interested in photography. He was briefly employed by the ACLU in Portland, Oregon; and then by the Spectator in Hornell. He was a man of faith, RIP.
He is survived by: his mother, Hortensia Linnecke; a sister, Mary Lou (Larry) Linnecke-Blocho of Belfast; nephews, Larry Blocho, Reiley (Brooke) Blocho, Ethan Blocho, and Andrew Blocho; grandparents, Frank and Cathleen Linnecke of Scio; as well as several aunts, uncles, and cousins. He was predeceased by his father, Edward D. Linnecke Sr. on November 3, 2021.
A private graveside service is being planned at St. Joseph’s Cemetery of Scio. Please consider memorial donations to the Hart Comfort House. To leave online condolences please visit www.embserfuneralhome.com.