Obituary of Harvey R. Lindström
Harvey Richard Lindström passed away peacefully on Tuesday, April 28, 2020 in the comfort of his home with his loving family by his side. He had shared 78 years of unconditional love, laughter, and amazing memories with family and friends.
Born and raised in Jersey City to the late Harvey and Jewel Lindström, he was the only child to bless the Lindström household. A dedicated scholar, Harvey went on to earn his Master’s Degree from New Jersey City University, formerly Jersey City State College. He made a very successful career for himself as an Art Teacher, retiring after 32 years of committed service at James J. Ferris High School in Jersey City. Not only did Harvey thrive as an Art Teacher, but his students did as well; thanks to his compassionate heart, generous soul, and assiduousness. He always went above and beyond the call of duty – if you were lucky enough to have Mr. Lindstrom as a teacher, you would’ve learned all of the facets of art including but not limited to drawing, painting, sculpting, modeling, and pottery. With a kiln in his classroom, the possibilities were endless and some of his students even won art shows and festivals all over the tri-state. Not only was this a career for Harvey, but also a hobby. He was an avid art collector (mainly statues) and a very talented artist, just take a look at his still-life paintings, drawings, and photography to see for yourself. One of his favorite things to paint was Beethoven. As a naturist, he spent a lot of time outdoors appreciating and photographing all of the wonders Mother Earth has to offer.
Harvey wasn’t only endowed with skills and empathy, but also intelligence and an appreciation for genealogy. He tracked his lineage back to the 1500’s and enjoyed his many trips to Sweden where he brought his loved ones to see their roots and true heritage. Harvey was able to share with them where his ancestors worked, lived, went to school and more. Another hobby of his was collecting antique cars – most prominent in his collection are his 1928 Buick and 1929 Pontiac. He got great joy from attending car shows and even showed up in costume! Harvey was a member of New Jersey Classical Association (NJCA), and a Naturist Group and Car Group. Above anything else, Harvey was a true family man. This dedicated husband, doting father, attentive grandfather, genuine friend, and phenomenal teacher will be sorely missed.
He leaves only joyful memories to his High School sweetheart and beloved wife of 36 years, Karen; his loving children, Jennifer Elizabeth Lindström and Andrew Harvey Lindström and their mother, Patricia Jane Lindstrom; his kind step-son, Scott Charles Carlson and his wife Lucy; his cherished grandchildren, Zackery, Gavin, Alea, and Kaia; his caring brother-in-law, Alan Breach and his wife Joyce and their daughter, Alison Breach.
All services will be private. Memorial Donations are being accepted to the American Heart Association by way of www.inmemof.org. Please leave a condolence, light a candle, and share your favorite memory of Harvey here to continue to celebrate the incredible life he shared with us.
Do Not Weep for Me
Do not weep for me for I have not gone.
I am the wind that shakes the mighty Oak.
I am the gentle rain that falls upon your face.
I am the spring flower that pushes through the dark earth.
I am the chuckling laughter of the mountain stream.
Do not weep for me for I have not gone.
I am the memory that dwells in the heart of those that knew me.
I am the shadow that dances on the edge of your vision.
I am the wild goose that flies south at Autumns call and I shall return at Summer rising.
I am the stag on the wild hills way.
I am just around the corner.
Therefore, the wise weep not.
But rejoice at the transformation of my Being.
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