The Linwood community sadly announces the passing of our dear friend, Alex Berzins,who died very unexpectedly on September 19th after a brief bout with cancer. Alex joined our board of directors in 2004 and our advisory board in 2007. He was instrumental in opening Linwood’s first store in Elkridge and our current store in Ellicott City. He provided continual oversight to these businesses, and was instrumental in making our current store the success that it is. Alex also co-chaired our golf tournaments for the past four years raising tens of thousands of dollars for us. Our condolences go out to his wife Belinda, his daughter Melissa, son-in-law, David, grandchild, Alexander, and the rest of the family. Alex had a heart of gold and we will miss him.