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Linda Ann Brutsche

Linda Lennon Brutsche, age 70, of Harveys Lake, died on Sunday, October 27, 2019, at the Geisinger Medical Center, Danville with her family by her side.

Born on Dec. 22, 1948 in Philadelphia, a daughter of the late Warren and Kathleen (Dineen) Bareiss, she grew up in Southampton and lived in Clifton Heights before retiring to Harveys Lake.

Although retired, she worked part-time at Geisinger South Wilkes-Barre Hospital. She loved cooking soups and dinners and spent many hours working on her beautiful gardens that were full of flowers and a fairy garden she loved to share with her grandchildren.

She achieved her Master Gardener certification in 2014 and was an active member of the Luzerne County Penn State Extension ever since. She was also very active as the current president of the General Federation Women’s Club of Harveys Lake Pennsylvania and worked tirelessly on various events, especially their annual raffle. Linda always saw the needs of others and tried to fill them.

Linda is survived by her husband, Paul Brutsche; two sons: Brian Lennon, and his wife Veronica and Kevin Lennon, and his wife Jennifer; four grandchildren: Julia, Sara, Jake and Nate; a sister, Diane Viehweger; two brothers: Phillip Bareiss and Warren Bareiss; and several nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by a brother, Stanley Bareiss.

Private services will be held at the convenience of the family

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Women’s Club of Harveys Lake, P. O. Box 51, Harveys Lake, Pa 18618.

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Linda was a very special person & Blooner. Every garden tour she would make a contribution to the memorial garden garden tour segment, in memory of her dear friend . She was fun, kind & generous. The Bloomers will greatly miss her smile & company.

Bobbie Shurnicki Nov 5 2019 12:00 AM

Sending my sincere condolences. Linda and I knew each other through the Back Mountain Bloomers. We served on many a committee together and shared much laughter. She will be missed. Ginny Murphy

Ginny Murphy Nov 1 2019 12:00 AM