In Memory

Linda Hertzka (Cady)

Linda Hertzka (Cady)

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07/19/15 02:55 PM #1    

Sandra Seely (LWeissel)

I am very sad to learn of Linda's passing.  She was an amazing lady and I am happy we re-connected the past few years. She was full of fun, style, good humor and her life centered around her daughter, Chelsea.  As she became quite ill, she distanced herself from her friends. I respect that. It was her personal decision.   RIP dear friend...I think of our Girl Scout days and all I see is your big smile and laugh!  You left this world all too soon.

07/20/15 12:21 PM #2    

Gerrine Cowgill (Peckenpaugh)

I'm so happy to have reconnected with Linda in the last few years. It turned out that my father hired her right out of high school to be his secretary. She told  me many stories of her time working in City Hall. Great memories of my dad that I would  never have heard otherwise. She had such a quick wit. I was hoping to reconnect with her this summer on my trip to Seattle/Whidbey Island. That was not to happen. I know that she struggled with many illnesses in the last few years. She loved her grand-daughter who she raised. The world lost a lovely, funny lady. Never to be forgotten!

07/20/15 01:18 PM #3    

Susan Palmer (Gutterman)

Linda was my best friend in grammar and high school.  As Sandra an Gerrine have said, she had a very difficult life and actually needed to disconnect from her friends for many years due to her situation. Things got better and she contacted me out of the blue about four years ago.  We began emailing and I was lucky enough to be able to travel to Seattle and spend twenty-four hours with her three years ago.  We had a wonderful time and the years slipped away.  Shortly thereafter she became very ill and communication was sporadic.  I did not know that she had passed away last December until Sandra found out two weeks ago.  I am very sad about the loss of my dear friend, but grateful that I did get to reconnect and spend time with her.

07/21/15 08:29 AM #4    

Robert Burns

Linda was my girlfriend through most of (and a little beyond) my senior year at Carlmont. Indeed, she was a great gal and a lot of fun to be with.

As with most "first loves," we went our separate ways as we started new lives after high school. Linda went to work for the CIty of San Carlos and I went on to college at CSM at Coyote Point. Her entire family treated me almost as a son and I have really wonderful memories of Linda's parents, Gene and Bernice, and her sister, Carol.

We lost track of each other, of course, but I "discovered" her through this website and found her to be living in Bellingham, WA, "just up the road" from where I presently reside in Oregon. Linda, now a widow, and I were able to visit a couple of times at her home there in 2012 or so. Her bone dry sense of humor was still with her after all those years! We kept in touch by email until she got sick.

I feel lucky to have spent a little time with her and to have rekindled a very enjoyable friendship in our latter years. Certainly, her passing deeply affected me and brought back all the great memories of our time together as youngsters and even as oldsters!

May she rest in eternal peace.

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