Obituary of Renee' Linn
Reverend Regina (Renee’) Linn, nee Tannenbaum, entered into eternal peace at age 90 and 5 months, at home on June 8, 2017 after a lengthy illness. Born in Queens, NY on January 30, 1927 to Estelle (nee Fidler) and Isadore Tannenbaum. The entire Tannenbaum family of Dorothy, Joan and Regina moved to Sheepshead Bay where the three girls grew up. Renee’ married William C. Linn in 1951 at Prospect Park, Brooklyn.
In her career, Renee’ worked as a bookkeeper and manager of several apartment complexes in NYC. Over the years, Renee’ also became a talented artist. She was interested in helping others and became a non-denominational minister. She organized and ran soup kitchens and pantries for the homeless and the poor in lower Manhattan and Bronx, and St. Mary’s Orthodox Church in NYC. Renee’ taught classes in Bible studies, Healing, Meditation, Color Therapy, Music Therapy and Development. She also counseled and consulted with individual people seeking help.
Over the years, her philanthropic endeavors expanded to donating to various agencies including The Children’s Aid Society, in NYC, Make-A-Wish Foundation, St. Jude’s Hospital, among others. Renee’ worked with Fr. David Kossey of St. Mary’s Orthodox Church on The 9/11 Unmet Needs Round Table Committee from 2006-2009 for the affected people of the September 11th, 2001 disaster.
Rev. Renee’ Linn is survived by her sister Joan Mason, her nephew Michael Keith Mason, and great-nephew Matthew Keith Mason.
A private memorial service was held on June 25, 2017 to celebrate her life at her apartment in NY. Leading the service was Fr. Kossey of St. Mary’s Orthodox Church. The eulogy was presented by long-time friend, Athena Fitzgerald, and the service was attended by several friends, colleagues and caretakers.