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Harris (Bud) Joseph Linder

January 3, 1928 ~ August 31, 2021 (age 93)


Harris (Bud) Linder

It is with deep regret to inform you of the passing of Harris (Bud) Linder of Sun City in Bluffton, South Carolina.  He was 93 years old and was born in 1928 when he was adopted as an infant by Adella and Emil H. Linder.  He was not aware of this adoption until his 75th birthday and saddened to learn of this so late in life because of his adoptive parents who he dearly loved.  He was raised in a Jewish household and lost his adoptive father, of unknown religious background, in WW II.

Bud graduated from Lafayette High School in Brooklyn, N.Y., and enlisted in the U.S. Navy just prior to the end of WW II.  He served as a signalman aboard the USS Curtiss AV-4 where he participated in the beginning of a series of atomic bomb tests during operation Sandstone at Eniwetok atoll in the Pacific.  Upon his discharge from the Navy he attended Brooklyn College for one semester and started his undergraduate career in Biology at Long Island University where he received his BS degree.  To pursue graduate studies in Biology he attended Brown University for one year and then Cornell University where he received his MS and PhD in Zoology.  From there he completed his post doctoral work for one year at the Argonne National Laboratory just outside of Chicago.  Soon after he was appointed assistant Professor at the University of Maryland at College Park and served as Zoology Professor until his retirement in 1996. 

He was married to his beloved wife Barbara G. Pearlstein of Brooklyn, N.Y., for 69 years and raised four sons.  He was predeceased by his oldest son, Emil Harry and is survived by his remaining sons:  Robert Aaron and his wife Tina de Chuebel and their two sons David and Michael and his wife Maeve; Allen Richard and his wife Liza Boyce and their two sons, Isaac and Theo; David Edward and his wife Cheryl Evans and their three daughters, Sarah, Rebecca and Joanna, and Parker Ian his great grandson and son of David Linder and his wife Ashley Williams.

Arriving at Sun City in the Summer of 1996 both he and his wife were active members of the community.  They were members of the early Computer Club, Bicycle Club and Shalom Club.  He was a member of the Veterans Club and served as a Tour Guide for the Historic Savannah Foundation and docent for the Heritage Foundation in Hilton Head.  For several years he was a docent in Savannah for the Telfair Art Museum and the Temple Mickve Israel, the third oldest synagogue in the U.S.A.

Funeral Service:  1:00 PM; Sunday; October 3, 2021 at Sauls Funeral Home (Bluffton, SC).  

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