- Recent Comments - Chatsworth Metrolink Crash - L.A. Times http://projects.latimes.com The latest user comments on en-us Mike on September 6, 2009 http://projects.latimes.com/metrolink-crash/name/gregory-lintner/#c17750 http://projects.latimes.com/metrolink-crash/name/gregory-lintner/#c17750 The world changed a year ago. It became dimmer and quieter. Greg was a big man with a gentle soul. During periods of stress Greg would say Group Hug! and his wife would hug their son and Greg would envelop them both in his arms. I miss him and think of him often. Mike Sun, 06 Sep 2009 02:04:48 -0700 Lucia on July 28, 2009 http://projects.latimes.com/metrolink-crash/name/gregory-lintner/#c16255 http://projects.latimes.com/metrolink-crash/name/gregory-lintner/#c16255 hi, Greg! just wanted to say your brother Ernie misses you very much although you know, he's not very good with words...we've been talking about you and trying to make a sense out of this...but we really can't. Hopefully, we'll find some kind of closure soon... Michelle and Andrew...miss you and hope to see you soon! Love, Ernie and Lucia Tue, 28 Jul 2009 09:18:30 -0700 Daphne Trinh on March 28, 2009 http://projects.latimes.com/metrolink-crash/name/gregory-lintner/#c13184 http://projects.latimes.com/metrolink-crash/name/gregory-lintner/#c13184 I never really thought too much about it until today during Arbor Day when they planted a cherry blossom tree in his honor. My thoughts immediately went to his wife, and his son, Andrew, whom I've known since preschool. I remember always seeing Andrew with his dad smiling whenever they were together. I knew Andrew had a really special bond with his dad, one that is rare and genuine. To know that he is gone leaving Andrew and his mother behind is a great shock for me. I pray that he's in heaven and that his family and friends that he left behind are all well. We'll all see him on the other side. Sat, 28 Mar 2009 09:29:46 -0700 Donna & Roy Aiken on October 4, 2008 http://projects.latimes.com/metrolink-crash/name/gregory-lintner/#c3547 http://projects.latimes.com/metrolink-crash/name/gregory-lintner/#c3547 We didn't know Gregory but we want to send our prayers to your family at this most difficult time. We also lost our son in this tragic accident and know the sorrow so many are dealing with. May the wonderful memories of him help sustain you. Sat, 04 Oct 2008 01:59:41 -0700 Maureen Reilly on October 3, 2008 http://projects.latimes.com/metrolink-crash/name/gregory-lintner/#c3528 http://projects.latimes.com/metrolink-crash/name/gregory-lintner/#c3528 Mrs. Lintner, My deepest sympathy to you and your family. I was at the Chatsworth High School the night of the accident. Your love and devotion to your husband as you searched for his name on the list was made it heartbreaking when I saw the news of his death. My prayers are with you, it is clear he will be deeply missed. Fri, 03 Oct 2008 08:26:43 -0700 Jojo Ludovico on September 30, 2008 http://projects.latimes.com/metrolink-crash/name/gregory-lintner/#c3431 http://projects.latimes.com/metrolink-crash/name/gregory-lintner/#c3431 My condolences to you and your family. Take care and God bless. Tue, 30 Sep 2008 10:10:15 -0700 Patricia Becker on September 28, 2008 http://projects.latimes.com/metrolink-crash/name/gregory-lintner/#c3375 http://projects.latimes.com/metrolink-crash/name/gregory-lintner/#c3375 Michelle, I am really sorry for your loss. God bless you and your son. Patricia Becker. Sun, 28 Sep 2008 12:17:10 -0700 Brian C. on September 23, 2008 http://projects.latimes.com/metrolink-crash/name/gregory-lintner/#c3253 http://projects.latimes.com/metrolink-crash/name/gregory-lintner/#c3253 I have not seen or spoke with Greg for years butI know in my heart and what I've read that he was the same good guy he was when we grew up and graduated together. I'm shocked. I know that heaven awaits him and he will be deeply missed by the countless hearts he has touched. My prayers are with all. Tue, 23 Sep 2008 03:09:46 -0700 Monica Yost Behnen on September 22, 2008 http://projects.latimes.com/metrolink-crash/name/gregory-lintner/#c3226 http://projects.latimes.com/metrolink-crash/name/gregory-lintner/#c3226 What a shock to learn of the loss of a fellow Beardstown High School classmate. He was a kind hearted and quiet person with a sense of humor, as most people have mentioned, even after 30 years. My heart felt sympathy go out to his family in California and at home in Beardstown, Illinois. Always remember he is in no pain, at peace and you will see him again some day with faith in God above. Mon, 22 Sep 2008 08:01:15 -0700 Dianna on September 21, 2008 http://projects.latimes.com/metrolink-crash/name/gregory-lintner/#c3162 http://projects.latimes.com/metrolink-crash/name/gregory-lintner/#c3162 Greg was in my class at Beardstown High School. I didn't know him well but I can see by those that did that not knowing him was my loss. My condolences to his family! Sun, 21 Sep 2008 04:24:51 -0700 Fred Crane on September 20, 2008 http://projects.latimes.com/metrolink-crash/name/gregory-lintner/#c3108 http://projects.latimes.com/metrolink-crash/name/gregory-lintner/#c3108 I worked with Greg for five years 2001-2006 in the Taxpayer Advocate office in Los Angeles. I remember some good time with him in the office and on work related trips we took together he was the one who sugguested going to comedy clubs. I remember talking about little leauge baseball with him something both are sons were plahing at the time. He will be greatly missed by all who worked with him. God bless his family during this hard time. Sat, 20 Sep 2008 06:20:15 -0700 Diane Bonaparte on September 19, 2008 http://projects.latimes.com/metrolink-crash/name/gregory-lintner/#c3058 http://projects.latimes.com/metrolink-crash/name/gregory-lintner/#c3058 I never got the chance to meet greg but for the last month we have been talking on the phone almost everyday and I feel like i have know him forever.Greg was helping me with some serious IRS issues that has been ongoing.Until I meet Greg I thought there was no hope for me and my business would close.But Greg was helping me to see the light again,he was very patient,understanding,and eager to help.I spoke with him on Friday September 12, 2008 about 3:00pm and he told me dont worry try to have a good weekend and he will take care of everything first thing Monday morning.Although Monday never came for him I know he was a GOD sent because he gave me hope again.To his family my prayers are with you.And remember that GOD only takes the best. Fri, 19 Sep 2008 08:43:51 -0700 Liz S. on September 19, 2008 http://projects.latimes.com/metrolink-crash/name/gregory-lintner/#c3016 http://projects.latimes.com/metrolink-crash/name/gregory-lintner/#c3016 So Sorry for your loss, Greg was my co-worker and would always help me with difficult questions and always would give me a quick response and never complained. I will miss him. May God Bless the family and comfort them in their time of need. To his son and wife you now have a Guardian Angel in Heaven wathing over you. Fri, 19 Sep 2008 02:33:49 -0700 Sandra Finney-Washington PA on September 19, 2008 http://projects.latimes.com/metrolink-crash/name/gregory-lintner/#c3006 http://projects.latimes.com/metrolink-crash/name/gregory-lintner/#c3006 Dear Greg and family. I work for the IRS in Pennsylvania and was deeply saddened to hear of his passing. Who would of ever thought after rescuing one person from a train crash that that would be his fate. I am too deeply moved by everyone's thoughts and I would like express my condolences with his beloved family and may Greg rest in peace. Fri, 19 Sep 2008 11:47:32 -0700 Mey Chao on September 19, 2008 http://projects.latimes.com/metrolink-crash/name/gregory-lintner/#c2976 http://projects.latimes.com/metrolink-crash/name/gregory-lintner/#c2976 i know exactly how you feel, my father had passed in that accident, i will pray for him and the whole family. HUGS Fri, 19 Sep 2008 09:35:51 -0700 A Fresno Taxpayer Advocate on September 18, 2008 http://projects.latimes.com/metrolink-crash/name/gregory-lintner/#c2891 http://projects.latimes.com/metrolink-crash/name/gregory-lintner/#c2891 The entire Fresno Taxpayer Advocate office was stunned into silence and profound sadness. Greg has been to our office many times; he assisted all of us with our complex cases and technical issues. He was bright and professional and a great help to us in Fresno. We looked forward to his visits and chatting with him about baseball and his family. Whether in person or over the phone, he was the ultimate technical advisor. He will always be in our hearts and memories. Thu, 18 Sep 2008 06:41:47 -0700 Glori S. on September 18, 2008 http://projects.latimes.com/metrolink-crash/name/gregory-lintner/#c2822 http://projects.latimes.com/metrolink-crash/name/gregory-lintner/#c2822 Most people say they never forget a face... They may forget a name, but not a face. I never had the opportunity, until now, until seeing a picture of him as a Metrolink victim, to put a face to the name: Greg Lintner. In my case, I never forgot his name... As I read the list of victims I kept wondering why I knew the name Gregory Lintner and then I read his bio. He worked for the "dreaded" IRS. Of course! Greg Lintner saved my life 8 years ago. I struggled for ten years as an "innocent spouse victim" to remove IRS liens that had put a huge financial burden on my everyday life. I had many an agent not stop to listen, not stop to care, and not stop to remember that I was a human being. Around my eighth year of fruitless efforts I miraculously came across a taxpayer advocate named Mr.Lintner. He always listened, he genuinely cared about me and my future, he took the time to tell other agents that they may be wrong and to take another look...He didn't stop fighting for me and my rights as a taxpayer. I remember when he called to tell me the liens were finally going to be removed and I told him I wished I could hug him through the phone. As I said before, we had never met so I had no idea what he even looked like, but in my mind, he was an angel sent from above. And as I look at his picture today, I know for certain that he was an angel in life just as he will be in death. My thoughts and prayers are with his wife and son. The world has truly lost a good man. If there is some type of memorial fund set up in his name I would love to know. Thu, 18 Sep 2008 12:19:29 -0700 Anthony Arcure on September 18, 2008 http://projects.latimes.com/metrolink-crash/name/gregory-lintner/#c2794 http://projects.latimes.com/metrolink-crash/name/gregory-lintner/#c2794 I am deeply moved by the posts I have read about my dear friend, Greg Lintner. I would like to add my own thoughts: Greg was the ultimate Pro. He never allowed preconceived notion or bias to enter his domain. He was unapologetic about his quest for Truth when assisting clients. He was relentless and worked with the precision of an attorney in his pursuit of justice and equal treatment of the taxpayer, no matter where the trail led. Most significant of all, family was everthing to Greg. He spoke fondly of his son and wife. When Greg and Bob Casaburi came up to Fresno on business, we became the three amigos and hung out together. These are times I will always treasure. My wife Barbara and I wish to pass long our profound sense of loss and prayers to family and friends. Thu, 18 Sep 2008 10:05:34 -0700 L. Luna-IRS family on September 18, 2008 http://projects.latimes.com/metrolink-crash/name/gregory-lintner/#c2787 http://projects.latimes.com/metrolink-crash/name/gregory-lintner/#c2787 Bless Greg family always my prayers go out to his family. Thu, 18 Sep 2008 08:48:18 -0700 Dorothy M on September 18, 2008 http://projects.latimes.com/metrolink-crash/name/gregory-lintner/#c2775 http://projects.latimes.com/metrolink-crash/name/gregory-lintner/#c2775 I worked with Greg in the L.A. TAS office. I never met a more genuine (to all) person. Each day when he entered the office at about 6:30 a.m, I would be leaving for an a.m walk in the building. The routine was I would be exiting the door as he entered. He would speak with a smile and ask, are you going for your walk? I answered yes, and he'd say, be careful. This was repeated daily but I felt he was sincere. I will always remember those words as I walk. I pray that God will watch over your wife and child... Ditto to the R. Wallace's statement, dated 9/16/08. God Bless. Thu, 18 Sep 2008 07:16:19 -0700 employee on September 17, 2008 http://projects.latimes.com/metrolink-crash/name/gregory-lintner/#c2656 http://projects.latimes.com/metrolink-crash/name/gregory-lintner/#c2656 Clearly a huge loss for the service. Our thoughts and prayers are with the family. Wed, 17 Sep 2008 02:28:31 -0700 Tony Fritz on September 17, 2008 http://projects.latimes.com/metrolink-crash/name/gregory-lintner/#c2569 http://projects.latimes.com/metrolink-crash/name/gregory-lintner/#c2569 I went to High School with Greg back in Beardstown, IL. I was a Freshman when he was a Senior. I'm not surprised that he was so well liked in California, because he was very well liked by his family and friends back in Beardstown. Greg - You will be missed by everyone back in Beardstown and especially the entire BHS Class of 1978. Wed, 17 Sep 2008 09:21:04 -0700 mary luz velasquez and lina reese on September 16, 2008 http://projects.latimes.com/metrolink-crash/name/gregory-lintner/#c2433 http://projects.latimes.com/metrolink-crash/name/gregory-lintner/#c2433 Michelle , Our prayers are with you and your son . May GOD help you in this hard time . Tue, 16 Sep 2008 08:00:10 -0700 stewart on September 16, 2008 http://projects.latimes.com/metrolink-crash/name/gregory-lintner/#c2369 http://projects.latimes.com/metrolink-crash/name/gregory-lintner/#c2369 How can it be that a man later dies who spent his last minutes helping another? Surely he shall see the face of GOD. Tue, 16 Sep 2008 05:17:48 -0700 Laura L. on September 16, 2008 http://projects.latimes.com/metrolink-crash/name/gregory-lintner/#c2366 http://projects.latimes.com/metrolink-crash/name/gregory-lintner/#c2366 Greg and I worked together in Van Nuys. When I met him, he was a new guy on the block, who basically kept to himself. But you could tell that he was going to be an asset to the Service because he was smart, interested in learning his new job, and a very hard worker. On occasion, he and I went to the field together. I remember one time in particular, Greg, who was a big strong guy, was asked to accompany me, a short older woman, to the field to serve papers on an unhappy client. He gladly did, but when the client's dog ran out of the house barking, Greg left me there with the angry client and ran about 100 yards up the block. Although Greg was a big strong guy, he was afraid of barking dogs. We laughed all the way back to the office, and talked about the incident every time we ran into one another. I haven't seen Greg much in the past few years, but whenever I did run into him downtown, we were always glad to see one another and catch up a bit. I am very saddened by Greg's death, because he was just a good, good guy. Tue, 16 Sep 2008 05:04:58 -0700 Beverly W. on September 16, 2008 http://projects.latimes.com/metrolink-crash/name/gregory-lintner/#c2328 http://projects.latimes.com/metrolink-crash/name/gregory-lintner/#c2328 My thoughts and prayers to all of the family. Michelle and Andrew, remember his gifts of joy, laughter,strength,and courage. God bless you. Tue, 16 Sep 2008 03:43:22 -0700 CONNIE FIELDS on September 16, 2008 http://projects.latimes.com/metrolink-crash/name/gregory-lintner/#c2299 http://projects.latimes.com/metrolink-crash/name/gregory-lintner/#c2299 OUR CONDOLENCE IS WITH THE FAMILY. GOD BLESS YOU Tue, 16 Sep 2008 02:35:32 -0700 Doris Vincent on September 16, 2008 http://projects.latimes.com/metrolink-crash/name/gregory-lintner/#c2220 http://projects.latimes.com/metrolink-crash/name/gregory-lintner/#c2220 Since I had never met Greg, this was a wonderful tribute to his life and I can see he was a wonderful man, husband and father. I have known his brother, Ernie, most of his life and can certainly see some similarities. My thoughts and prayers to all the family. Tue, 16 Sep 2008 10:10:33 -0700 Co worker on September 16, 2008 http://projects.latimes.com/metrolink-crash/name/gregory-lintner/#c2214 http://projects.latimes.com/metrolink-crash/name/gregory-lintner/#c2214 I never meet Greg but we spent a lot of time on the phone. He always helped when ever I called for help. To the family, God will heal all pain and wipe alway all tears. Rest in peace, Greg Tue, 16 Sep 2008 09:50:53 -0700 Thomas EMS on September 16, 2008 http://projects.latimes.com/metrolink-crash/name/gregory-lintner/#c2209 http://projects.latimes.com/metrolink-crash/name/gregory-lintner/#c2209 I was one of the crew memeber of a ambulance that responded to the accident on that day. I just wanted to say. I'm sorry for your lose. Tue, 16 Sep 2008 09:36:18 -0700