Published in The Washington Post on Mar. 18, 2018
Robert H. Lindner
Passed away peacefully on Wednesday, January 24,
2018 with his family by his side.
Born on July 27, 1939, in Murray, KY to Mary Lois
Lindner and August H. Lindner, Bob's childhood was
spent in Washington, DC. where he graduated from
Woodrow Wilson High School in 1957 and later
from American University.
His working years were spent in San Francisco, where
Bob had a long career as a professional sound engineer. Over the years, he produced
recordings for Bing Crosby, James Earl Jones, Dianne Feinstein, Geraldo Rivera and other
well-known personalities. He worked with Tom Bodett to produce the End of the Road Review
and regularly recorded the Letter from America for Alistair Cook.
Known for years in the advertising world as one of San Francisco's top sound editors, Bob cut
tape at the old legendary Coast Recorders and other studios, crafting award winning national
and regional advertising campaigns featuring some of radio's most recognized voice talents,
Jim Cranna, Jeff Bolt and Michael O'Brien, among others.
Bob was a big fan of bluegrass and also recorded music for two popular Bay Area bluegrass
bands, the Earl Brothers and the Done Gone Band.
A great big man with a great big heart, "Bobby" was loved and respected by all who worked
with him and will be sorely missed by his many friends on both coasts.
Bob is survived by his sister, Annette L. Lowe and brother-in-law, Henry J. Lowe of Centreville,
VA, nephew, R. Bruce Lowe, nieces, Melanie Clawson and Stephanie Lowe, four
great-nieces, four great-nephews and numerous cousins.
A Memorial Service will be held on Saturday, March 24, at 11 a.m. at Centreville United
Methodist Church, Centreville, VA. A luncheon will follow in the fellowship hall.