The world lost a great man on Thursday, January 12, 2023. Nicholas Michael Linkowitz, son, husband, father, grandfather, mentor, and friend passed away in Fairfax, Virginia at the age of 70.

Hailing from The Bronx, NY, Nick was born in 1952 to Nicholas and Valerie Linkowitz. He was a proud graduate of Citadel in 1974. His first assignment as a 2ndLt was at Camp LeJeune, NC where he deployed with a Marine Amphibious Unit several times during his three-year tour. Serving tours in Subic Bay, Philippines as the Logistics Officer and again at Camp LeJeune working within 2d Force Service Support Group’s Headquarters G3 Operations as well as in its Engineer Support Battalion. After serving 10 years of active duty as a Marine, he became a federal servant in 1986 positioned at Headquarters Marine Corps (HQMC) and its Installations and Logistics (I&L) Department where he worked until he retired in 2018. During his time at (DC I&L LPO/LPV) Nick attended the National War College and spent a year as the Marine Corps liaison office with the Defense Advance Research Project Agency. During his HQMC (I&L) time, Nick had a hand in almost every significant USMC warfighting development from the mid 1980’s to today. Known as “Log Yoda” to many, Nick had 44 years of remarkable service.

Nick was blessed to have tremendous love in his life. Nick is predeceased by his wife Patricia, who passed in 2003. He is survived by his mother, Valerie Linkowitz, his wife Alberta Ellison and her children Benjamin and Spencer and his wife Jennifer; his favorite daughter Suzanne (Rohler) and her husband Matt, and their daughter, Grace; his favorite eldest son John and his wife Jamie, and their daughters Olivia and Quinlin; and his favorite youngest son Jim and his wife Jamie, and their children, Britlin and Benson; and his beloved “Northern Contingent” of brothers and sisters in-laws and cousins. More than anything, Nick loved his family deeply and they will miss him tremendously.

Arrangements will be announced at a later date. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made in Nick’s honor to the Burke Volunteer Fire Department.

Posted in: Washington Post

Posted on: 2023-01-19

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