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Linda Bonney

Posted By Corey Strauch On January 11, 2019 @ 10:46 am In Obituaries | 1 Comment

In Memorial

Linda Bonney, of South Scranton, born March 27, 1953 died Wednesday, January 9, 2019 at home.

Daughter of the late Gordon and Gladys Richardson Bonney she was a 1971 graduate of Central High School and a 1974 graduate of Methodist Hospital School of nursing, Philadelphia. For 28 years she worked as an OB/GYN Nurse, spending 16 years at the office of Dr. Gary Reedy, Scranton. In 2002 after the death of her mother, her career took a turn, and she spent the last years as a Hospice Nurse, doing both Home Care and Inpatient Hospice. She felt blessed to spend her time with patients at the “two most sacred times of their lives- birth and death.”

Being the only surviving member of her immediate family, she was truly grateful to all of her friends who were there to support her in the good times and during the hardest time of her life, the death of her sister, Susan. They include, but are not limited to, the Kochis family, the Pfurr family, Susan Merlino, Mary Alice Gallagher, the Baumann family. She would also like to thank Rich for all the years of love and understanding. Her thanks are unlimited.

She is survived by an Uncle Ronald Richardson and wife Barbara, Ormand Beach, FL and numerous friends and cousins.

The funeral will be Tuesday at 12 noon in the Corey Brian Strauch Services, LLC, funeral home location, 602 Birch Street, Scranton, PA 18505. Paul Gerosky, retired Hospice Chaplin to officiate. Interment to follow in Fairview Memorial Park, Elmhurst Twp.

Visitation will be held Tuesday from 10:00am-12 noon in the funeral home. In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to Griffin Pond animal Shelter.

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Condolence from Michele on January 13th, 2019 2:59 pm

I have not or never will forget Linda. She helped me and my husband through the journey of his grandfather’s death at Hospice Community Care. Once he passed, she inspired me to volunteer for Hospice Community Care. I worked with her many Friday nights at the inpatient unit and watched how she comforted so many families in so many ways….whether it was laughing with then, crying with them, or reading a letter to their dying relative for them. Although she started her Hospice career late in life, I believe she was put on this earth to be a hospice nurse. Due to my schedule, I stopped volunteering many years ago and haven’t seen Linda since, but I have not and will not ever forget her. I am sorry for you loss.
Michele Malewicz

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