Martha Sue LinkesNovember 7, 1945 ~ January 13, 2018 (age 72)
Martha Susan (Whitlinger) Linkes died at home on Saturday, January 13, 2018 in Leechburg,
Pennsylvania, after a courageous battle with ALS. She was 72.
Susan was born in Washington, D.C., on November 7, 1945. She was a hairdresser for years, but her favorite occupation was floral design. She enjoyed walking on the beach and hiking in our national parks and forests with her loving husband, John Linkes, of 40 years and her dear friends, Lang and Susan Marks. As a homemaker and a wonderful grandparent, Susan had accomplished all the goals she had set in life. She will be loved and missed by all who knew her.
Susan was a devoted wife, mother, and grandmother. In addition to her husband and devoted caretaker, John, Sue is survived by her sons, Michael Whitlinger (Tony Gigliotti) of Pittsburgh; Craig Kaszubski (Amy) of West Leechburg; Jonathan Linkes (Corrin) of West Leechburg; grandchildren Gabbi Kaszubski, Anthony Kaszubski, Dylan Roppolo (Ari), Bianca Linkes, and Ryan Linkes; brothers Roscoe (Judy) Bricker, Gregory Whitlinger, and Daniel (Anne) Giles; and sisters Annabella (Woody) Renninger, Kathryn Galey, Deborah (Ezra) Thompson, and Margaret (Lew) Culp.
Susan was preceded in death by her mother, Martha Giles; father, George Whitlinger; and brother, Donald Bricker.
Family and friends will be received Tuesday from 2-4 pm & 7-9 pm in the Dunmire-Kerr & Rowe Funeral home, Inc. 244 Franklin Avenue, Vandergrift where funeral services will take place Wednesday at11am with Rev. Neal Galley officiating. Interment will be in the Riverview Cemetery, Apollo. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the ALS Association (Western Pennsylvania Chapter) or The Live Like Lou Center for ALS Research (University of Pittsburgh Brain Institute). to leave an online condolence visit us at www.dunmirekerr.com