“Son, Brother, Uncle, Friend, and Caregiver” – BCCRS mourns the loss of Private Isidro “Sid” Linton
Isidro “Sid” Linton, 27, of Washington, D.C., passed away unexpectedly after a medical emergency on Saturday, June 10, 2023 surrounded by family and friends. Sid was born on October 30, 1995 to Cynthia Stokes and Winston Linton.
Sid was a humble, loving, and compassionate soul. A gifted peacemaker, he was unflappable in the face of conflict and was always able to arbitrate issues between others. He was a true gentle giant who always put others before himself and continuously sought out new ways to help others. He loved his family deeply, and was incredibly protective of his younger sister, Onyia, and later, his nephew Kairo. Sid is survived by his mother Cynthia Stokes, his younger sister Onyia Linton, his nephew Kairo Linton, and his dogs, Joey and Shylo. Sid was preceded in death by his father, Winston Linton.
Sid was born in New York and spent the first 17 years of his life there. As a child and young adult, Sid was incredibly involved in exploring his faith and religion, taking on roles as a youth minister to share the word of God. Sid realized his passion and easy understanding of football while playing with one of his Church groups. His skills led to him playing as a Defensive Tackle and Offensive Guard at Poughkeepsie High School where he graduated in 2013, having maintained straight A’s. Off the field and outside of the classroom, Sid was a gifted artist from a young age in many forms; he played both the saxophone and guitar, painted, and drew. He was also an excellent cook, always surpassing his sister’s skills.
In 2013 Sid and his family moved to Washington, D.C., where he began to study at The Career Technical Institute where he obtained his Associates degree in Hospitality Management.
One of Sid’s proudest accomplishments came after he and his younger sister joined the Bethesda-Chevy Chase Rescue Squad together in January of 2018 after being inspired by their parents to help others. Sid was assigned to Friday Night Crew when he joined, and while he was always willing to lend a hand to support other Night Crews, Friday was his true crew. His academic skills and his photographic memory led him to easily breeze through his Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) class, and earned his Maryland and National Registry EMT license in August of 2018. Sid later went on to additionally become licensed in the District of Columbia.
His outgoing personality, optimistic attitude, and contagious laugh quickly made him a fixture of BCCRS. This was further cemented by his unwavering commitment to his community, his training (and that of others), and to his colleagues at BCCRS. He never passed up an opportunity to learn something new, nor did he pass up any opportunities to pass on his knowledge to newer members.
In July of 2020, Sid took on a new role after his nephew, Kairo, was born. He was an amazing uncle (even if he did sometimes give Kairo orange soda and cookies for dinner!), and became a true father figure to Kairo, who shares his energy and enthusiasm for life. Sid always reserved his days for Kairo and their adventures. Some of their favorite things to do together included playing at the park, singing nursery rhymes, and getting ice cream after their lunch dates.
Sid will be incredibly missed by all that he touched in his short life, and his spirit will continue to inspire all that knew him to try to be more like Sid in all aspects of our lives.
Visitation will be held on Sunday, June 25th from 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. at the Francis J Collins Funeral Home located at 500 University Blvd W, Silver Spring, MD 20901.
The funeral service will be held on Monday, June 26th at 10:00 a.m. St. John’s Episcopal Church, Norwood Parish located at 6701 Wisconsin Ave, Chevy Chase, MD 20815.
A procession will leave from St. John’s Church to the interment at George Washington Cemetery located at 9500 Riggs Rd, Adelphi, MD 20783.
A reception will follow at the Bethesda-Chevy Chase Rescue Squad Anastasia Room located at 5020 Battery Lane, Bethesda, MD 20814.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations to their GoFundMe (organized by members of BCCRS) to help offset funeral and medical costs. https://gofund.me/53c0a8b4