Linarez memorial Sunday at Earl Crabbe Gym

By: Todd Mordhorst Journal Sports Editor
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A memorial service for Geno Linarez will be held Sunday at Placer High, where Linarez coached basketball and softball for many years. The community is invited to the celebration of life, which will begin at 1 p.m. in Earl Crabbe Gym. The family asks attendees to “come as they are.” The life-long Auburn resident died Saturday of liver cancer. He was 56. Linarez worked for the City of Auburn and the Auburn Recreation District while coaching various teams from youth sports to the varsity level at Placer. The Geno Linarez Memorial Fund has been established and donations can be made at Umpqua Bank in Auburn (500 Auburn-Folsom Road, suite 200 or 11795 Atwood Road).