Linda Kathleen Malecki, 72 of Binghamton, New York passed away on July 9, 2021. She was born on December 24, 1948, in New Kensington, Pennsylvania. Linda met her husband Robert in 1961 and they celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary in 2020.
Linda is survived by her husband, son Joshua (Megan) and daughter Sarah (Jason), grandchildren Lucas & Finn Malecki and Alaina & Natalie Pisco, in-laws Stephen (Claudia) Malecki, Coletta Pilato, Mary Thomas and their families, and much-loved friends. Linda was preceded in death by her parents, William and Alice Perchie and her special uncle, Joe Pocious.
Linda graduated from Kensington High School in 1966 and went on to receive a BS from the Pennsylvania State University in Secondary Education – Spanish and a MS from SUNY Cortland in Elementary Education.
A 3rd grade teacher at Our Lady of Good Counsel School in Endicott for 8 years, she left teaching to dedicate her time to raising her family. She continued her passion for early childhood development by volunteering her time with the La Leche League and Broome County Chow.
Linda was a passionate supporter of her alma mater and all things Penn State, with a special emphasis on advancing scholarship opportunities for local students. Her work was recognized in 2016 with the Distinguished Alumnae Award from the Greater Binghamton Chapter of the Penn State Alumni Association.
Linda especially enjoyed the Christmas season for both its religious implications and the joyous opportunities for the family to be together. This was likely influenced by being born on Christmas Eve. She enjoyed spending time at her second home in Bellefonte, PA, attending Penn State sporting events, watching The Blue Band, and working in her gardens.
The family is incredibly thankful to the staff at Broome Oncology for the last seven and a half years of compassionate care that allowed Linda to continue doing the things that she loved most in life.
The family has entrusted Allen Memorial Home with the arrangements with a Private Memorial being held at a future time at the convenience of the family.
In lieu of flowers, those wishing to make memorial donations may do so to a charity of their choice.