Martin C. Lindem, age 69, died suddenly after an accidental fall in his Park City home on Monday, September 15, 2003.
Tony was born at the old St. Mark's Hospital on October 26, 1933, the only child of Marjorie Wasson and Martin Carl Lindem, M.D. He lived in Salt Lake until he entered the Flintridge Preparatory School in La Canada, California. He then attended Amherst
College and Harvard Medical School from which he graduated with honors. He served a six year surgical residency at the Peter Bent Brigham Hospital in Boston.
He returned to Salt lake City in 1965 to begin the private practice of surgery at St. Mark's Hospital. His civilian life was soon interrupted by a call to military service and he spent two years in the Army, including one year in Pleiku, Vietnam, in a Mobile Army Surgical Hospital. His colleagues in the 18th Surgical Hospital remained treasured friends for the rest of his life. He never tired of watching reruns of "M.A.S.H.".
He returned to St. Mark's in 1968 and served as president of the medical staff in 1983. He was a member of the Southwestern Surgical Congress, Western Surgical Association and was a fellow of the American College of Surgeons. He was a 32nd degree Mason and a Shriner and belonged to Argenta Lodge.
Tony was active in the Lost Ballers golf group at the Salt Lake Country Club and was a member of the Flat Rock Club in Mack's Inn, Idaho, where he spent many hours fly fishing in Henry's Fork of the Snake River.
He is survived by Peg, his wife of 48 years, a son Richard Martin Lindem, two daughters: Nancy McLaughlin (Tom) of Salt lake City; and Kristina Pignataro (Todd) of Logan, Utah; and six grandchildren; T.J., Ryan and Nathan McLaughlin, Ashley, Michael and Katie Pignataro. He leaves behind his beloved dog, Homer.
Friends wishing to honor his memory may contribute to the Henry's Fork Foundation, P.O. Box 550, Ashton, Idaho 83420 or to a favorite charity.
A memorial service will be held at the First Congregational Church, 2150 South Foothill Drive at 1:30 p.m. on Friday, September 19, 2003. Funeral Directors: Evans & Early Mortuary a Dignity Memorial provider.