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Linda E. (Leuenberger) Smith

Born: Fri., Feb. 15, 1957
Died: Thu., Jan. 10, 2019


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     Linda E. Leuenberger Smith, 61, of Rome, NY passed away peacefully on Thursday, January 10, 2019 at The Grand of Rome. She was born on February 15, 1957 in Oneida, NY a daughter of Ernest & Elizabeth Lock Leuenberger. Linda graduated from Camden High School class of 1975. She was previously employed by Eddie’s Restaurant in Sylvan Beach, NY prior to her disability. Linda was a member of Redeemer Church in Rome, NY and enjoyed volunteering as a bell ringer for the Salvation Army. She cherished spending time with friends from The Grand adult daycare, coloring, crafting and doing puzzles.

     Linda is survived by six siblings, Ernest & Louise Leuenberger, Canyon Lake, CA, Robert & Dawn Leuenberger, Taberg, NY, Gary & Nga Leuenberger, Worchester, MA, Ronald Leuenberger, Cleveland, OH, James & Marlene Leuenberger, Milford, NJ, and Ann & Richard Price, Camden, NY, one sister in law, Janice Leuenberger, Chambersburg, PA, many nieces, nephews, great nieces, great nephews, special friend, Lorraine Stewart and two feline companions. Besides Linda’s parents, she was predeceased by one brother, Richard Leuenberger.

     There will be no calling hours.  A private funeral service will be held at the convenience of the family.  Spring interment Forest Lawn Cemetery, Camden, NY. Arrangements are under the direction of the LaRobardiere Funeral Home, Inc., 109 Main St., Camden, NY. In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to Redeemer Church, 129 N. Washington Street, Rome, NY 13440

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Carla LaPorte
   Posted Fri January 11, 2019
I am filled with sorrow to hear of Linda's passing. She was a high school classmate of mine and worked at Eddies' Restaurant when I did many years ago. She was such a hard worker. I remember those hot summer days when she was on dishwasher duty at the restaurant. The commercial dishwasher let out a lot of steam and hot moisture which made it muggy in her work area. She never complained about the temperature and seemed to have a smile for anyone that walked by on the way in or out of the kitchen.

I lost track of Linda once I graduated from college and moved out of the area. I hope she did not suffer. Her soul was good. I pray she is in eternal rest and peace.

Linda (Wafer) Powell
   Posted Fri January 11, 2019
I'm sad to hear of Linda's passing. I have fond memories of her when she helped at the Camden Methodist Church Sunday school and nursery. She was always very friendly and good with the children. My sincerest condolences to her family.

Ralph denicola
   Posted Fri January 11, 2019
I'm sorry to hear about the passing of Linda I was one of her school friends in peace my complete condolences to the entire family we graduated together in 1975 she was a wonderful girl God bless you all at this difficult time Ralph Denicola

Kathy Smith
   Posted Sat January 12, 2019
sorry to hear of your loss

Ella Alsheimer
   Posted Mon February 11, 2019
It was an honor to know Linda. We met her when she attended Delta United Methodist Church. She was truly a very special lady. I remember her unwavering commitment to ringing the bell for the Salvation Army at TOPS. She was a treasure.

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