Linda B. Lenze

linda-lenzeLinda B. Lenze, 79, a resident of Pinecrest Manor and formerly of 138 Parkway Road, St. Marys, passed away Thursday, October 6, 2016, at Pinecrest Manor, after a lengthy illness.

She was born May 30, 1937, in Bradford, daughter of the late Jack and Sarah Yates Bird. She was a graduate of Bradford High School, Class of 1955, attended Rochester Business Institute and in 1959, she graduated from the Millard Fillmore School of Nursing in Buffalo, NY.  She was a former Supervisor of Elk Regional Medical Center in Ridgway for 17 years and had also worked for the Community Nurses and Elk Haven Nursing Home.

On May 7, 1983, in Johnsonburg, she married Daniel G. Lenze, who survives. She is also survived by two daughters, Nancy Ginther and her husband David of St. Marys and Sarah Spong and her husband Steven of Holly Springs, NC; five grandchildren, Kyrsten Ginther, Kaitlyn Ginther, Luke Ginther, Payton Spong and Hunter Spong; one great grandson, Zayden Reuscher; and by a brother-in-law, Russel Teague of Bradford.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by a sister, Nancy Teague; and by a sister-in-law, Judith Sparks.

Linda’s life was nursing. She also enjoyed reading.

There will be no visitation.

Family and friends are invited to attend a Memorial Service to be held in the Lynch-Radkowski Funeral Home on Sunday, October 9, 2016, at 2:00 PM. Burial will be in the St. Mary’s Cemetery.

Memorials, if desired, may be made to the Community Nurses, Inc., Hospice, 757 Johnsonburg Road, Suite 200, St. Marys, PA 15857; the Hahne Regional Cancer Center, 100 Hospital Drive, DuBois, PA  15801; or to the American Cancer Society, PO Box 403, St. Marys, PA  15857.

Ann Yates DePalma October 8, 2016 at 11:07 am

I am so sorry to hear of Linda’s passing. I can still remember the days when she would come down to our house and she, my mother and I would sit for hours talking. She was such a sweet person. May she now RIP. Ann DePalma

Denise Pesce October 9, 2016 at 8:38 am

Sorry for your loss. You are in our thoughts and prayers. Love, Denise & Kiley

Mike, Gerri Ann, Kevin & Jenna Ireland October 15, 2016 at 1:31 pm

Nancy, I am so very sorry for the pain you are enduring over the loss of your mother. So many condolences to you and your entire family!

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