Dr. Richard Leonard Lindsey Jr.
1949 - 2019
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Lindsey, Jr.
February 7, 1949 August 8, 2019
Dr. Richard Leonard Lindsey, Jr (Dick) died peacefully at home surrounded by his family on Thursday August 8, 2019 at the age of 70 from complications of Lewy Body Dementia. He was born February 7, 1949 in Wareham, Massachusetts to the late Richard Leonard Lindsey and Marion Lovell Belden. He grew up in the charming sailing town of Marion, Massachusetts where he attended High School at Tabor Academy. While at Tabor, Dick wrestled on the varsity team and in his sophomore year was the New England junior champion. He also excelled in academics, earning him a full scholarship to Princeton University where he studied sociology hoping to transform the world for good at a time of social unrest.
Before attending Princeton (class of '71), Dick spent a year abroad at St. Lawrence College in Ramsgate, England studying English literature. While at a party with fellow students who were discussing future career plans, Dick spontaneously decided, "I'm going to be a doctor, that is how I can do good in the world." From that point on his focus was pursuing a professional life in medicine spending his last two Princeton summers at Harvard summer school fulfilling science prerequisites. He attended The University of Rochester ('75) and a Cardiology Fellowship at the University of Pittsburgh Presbyterian University Hospital. Dick practiced Interventional Cardiology for almost 30 years between Pittsburgh, PA and Colorado Springs, CO.
Dick was an exceptional human being. He was a kind, brilliant, adventurous, brave and gentle soul with a heart for social justice. His interests were varied, an ever hopeful Red Sox fan, a Grateful Dead-head and a voracious reader of various subjects such as cosmology. He loved the outdoors, which brought the family to Colorado from Pittsburgh. Some of his passions included: marathons, mountain biking, skiing, climbing fourteeners, camping and sailing, but his primary passion, after his wife Lisa, was fly-fishing. He considered the art of Interventional Cardiology and the art of fly fishing similar beauties.
Dick is survived by his wife, Lisa Manolakis Lindsey, their son, Christopher Michael Lindsey- wife, Jacqueline of Colorado Springs, CO, son, John Hathaway Lindsey Jr.- significant other, Carolyn, grandson, Kash of Pittsburgh, PA, daughter, Sarah Lindsey Pakenham- husband, Ned, grandchildren, Julia, Tom and Ferdy of East Sussex, England, sister, Ann Lindsey Davis- husband, Roger of Mattapoisett, MA, extended family and many, many cherished friends.
Dick will be buried in his hometown of Marion, MA. A celebration of his life will be held on September 7.
In lieu of flowers, donations in Dick's memory may be made to "Compassion and Choices."

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Published in The Gazette from Aug. 10 to Aug. 12, 2019.
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September 1, 2019
I wrote my first check my freshman year in college to Dick , then a wise sophomore, to buy his used sofa for my dorm room. Years later , I rekindled that relationship and sent him a number of patients for his expert cardiology care . He was always gracious and thoughtful and extremely helpful . I missed him when he moved from Pittsburgh and will continue to do so . Please accept all of my condolences on his passing.... Malcolm Harris
Malcolm Harris
August 15, 2019
I had the pleasure of working for him when I first became a Medical Assistant. He was always very patient and he was a great teacher!
Gina Brown
August 13, 2019
I had the honor of working with Dr. Lindsey for the first years of my career in interventional cardiology. I don't have the words to express my respect for him and deepest gratitude for every moment spent at his side saving lives. An amazing man and physician who never minced words and always spoke his mind.
Chad Stockinger
August 13, 2019
The world lost a man of special talent and unique personality
My deepest sympathy
He and kula can argue their different opinions together in heaven till we see them again
James Goughnour
August 12, 2019
Sorry for your loss take care of yourselves
Rev Dr Kathy Gayoski
August 10, 2019
Loved talking to him. He had a lot of knowledge to share.. Definitely will be missed. RIP Dr Lindsey...
Kristen DeSeure
August 10, 2019
Dick was a quietly courageous man with a profound intellect. During a turbulent time in my life he offered one sentence as advice to which I held steadfastly to and was able to weather the storm. I wish I could have seen him one last time to hug him and say goodbye.
He'll always be in my fondest memories.
Mary Ann Snyder
August 10, 2019
Our love and most sincere condolences...Dick was such a kind, peaceful, generous man whose love for family and fishing were most beautiful to see. We missed your family when you moved from Oakmont but knew that the beauty of Colorado would be perfect. Much love and beautiful memories. Hold him close always.
susan medved
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