Lindey's founder Sue Doody passes away after cancer battle

Photo of Sue Doody provided by Lindey's Restaurant

COLUMBUS, Ohio - The founder of Lindey's, a celebrated restaurant in German Village, has passed away after a battle with cancer, according to her family.

Sue Doody was born in 1934 in Dayton, Ohio and founded Lindey's in 1981.

She remained active in the day-to-day operations of the restaurant until recently.

In 2011, Doody was inducted into the Junior Achievements Central Ohio Business Hall of Fame for her work with Lindey's and her dedication to the community.

Doody also wrote a book about Lindey's, it is called "As the Tables Turn: Biography of a Bistro."

The family released the following statement:

“It is with deep sadness that we announce the passing of our cherished mother and grandmother, Sue Doody, whose valiant and tough-fought battle with cancer has come to an end. Our hearts are heavy, and we know many in the central Ohio community loved her as we do and mourn with us.
“Sue was happiest when she was working tirelessly at her beloved Lindey’s, where she built a lasting legacy - creating jobs and careers for countless people, developing gourmet recipes, and welcoming thousands of guests over 38 years of hospitality. Her vibrant personality and love for serving others transcended her personal life into her restaurant life – with her extended family of employees and the many ‘regulars’ who visited Lindey’s.
“We are ever-thankful for the many people who touched her life – and ours – and we will assure that her spirit and energy lives on in all we do.”

The restaurant will stay with the Doody family.

Lindey's will be closed for lunch on Monday, April 30 so employees can attend the memorial service.

Friends of Sue Doody and guests can share memories and photos at this memorial page.