Linda Lou Merritt, of Apalachin, NY, passed away November 22, 2013 at Our Lady of Lourdes Hospital, Binghamton, following a short illness. She was predeceased by her father, mother, and brother, Bruce N., Kathleen, and Bruce M. Townsend. Linda is survived by two sisters, Frances Duffek, Lillian Kotasek (Lawrence); and one brother, Norman Townsend (Joanne); also many nieces and nephews. Linda had worked at NY Telephone, AT&T, and retired from Verizon. Services and burial will be held at Calvary Cemetery, Johnson City, at a later date at the convenience of the family. Please consider a memorial remembrance in her name to Stray Haven Humane Society, 194 Shepard Rd., Waverly, NY 14892.