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Linford H. Bethman

Obituary for Linford H. Bethman

February 12, 1940 - December 28, 2021
Newtown, Pennsylvania | Age 81


Linford H. Bethman, 81, of Newtown, PA died unexpectedly on December 28, 2021, at home with family by his side. Born in Abington, PA, Lin was a lifelong Newtown resident.
Lin was a lifelong mechanic and business owner. He had worked at Agway and Bill Marsh Ford before starting his own business on Sycamore Street. He purchased and moved his business to Washington Ave in 1972. Lin is an avid Ford enthusiast who has owned and restored many Fords including his Model A, F100 and his sedan. He and his wife, Mary, loved to travel in their RV, seeing many places throughout the United States. They also enjoyed time in, Alaska, Hawaii, and Ireland. Lin enjoyed car shows, cruise nights and breakfast at Jake's with hot coffee with a lot of cream. He enjoyed snowmobiling, playing golf, attending dirt track racing, and was known as "Enduro Dude", during his racing career at many tracks. Most of all, Lin was a very proud father/grandfather and devoted family man. Lin was a former member of the American Legion, Newtown Ambulance Squad, Middletown Grange, and a current member of the Newtown Reliance Company. He is very proud to be a patriotic American.
Lin is the son of the late, Linford and Kathleen (Knight) Bethman and the husband of the late, Mary (Conway) Bethman. He is survived by his sons, Andrew Joseph, Kevin Douglas and Jeffrey Linford and his wife, Nadine Bethman, and Robert Gartner and his wife, Julie. Lin is the proud grandfather of Jason, Joshua, Alexandra Bethman, Justin Thomas and the late Matthew Thomas and the great grandfather of Riley Thomas. He is the brother of Donnie (Linda), Jerry (Judy), Larry (Chris), Gary (Dixie), Diane (Harry) Knott, Sandy Scarborough, Darlene (Ovel) Mebs, Paul "Woody" (Linda) Bethman and the late Ronnie.
Relatives and friends are invited to Lin's Memorial Life Celebration on Saturday, January 15 from 10 to 12 Noon and to his Mass of Christian Burial at 12:00 PM at the Church of St. Andrew, 81 Swamp Road, Newtown. Interment will follow at the parish cemetery. Memorial contributions in Lin's memory may be made to Shop with a Cop, C/O Middletown Community Foundation, PO Box 1128, Langhorne, PA 19047.


Saint Andrew Cemetery
Sycamore St
Newtown, PA 18940
(215) 860-9566

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    C/O Middletown Community Foundation
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    Langhorne, PA 19047

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