Robert F. Linder

Published 7:03 pm Wednesday, September 4, 2013

Robert Frederick Linder, 63, of Tryon passed away Sunday afternoon Sept. 1, 2013 in White Oak Manor of Tryon.

Robert Linder

Robert Linder

Born in Culver City, Calif., he was the son of the late John and Nellie Barton Linder. He moved to New York City at the age of 18, not having any contacts, with the hopes of entering Mannes College of Music.

After being accepted, he went on to graduate with a degree in music. During that time, he worked as a weekend library supervisor at New York Hospital. He later studied voice and met his wife. He performed in New Jersey and the Metropolitan Opera in New York City. Linder moved to Tryon in 2008 coming from Elmwood Park, NJ. Theater became his real love and he was very active in theater in Asheville and Greenville and also worked at the gatehouse at Pearson Falls in Saluda.

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Surviving are his wife of 32 years, Mary Meyers; two brothers, John Linder and Bill Linder, both of California; and one sister, Paula Auer-Hudson of Reno, NV.

At Mr. Linder’s request, no services are planned.

Memorials may be made to Hospice of the Carolina Foothills, 130 Forest Glen Drive, Columbus, N.C. 28722.

An online guest register is available at