Linda Anne Watkoski

James W. Shirley Funeral Home

Obituaries | The Tube City Almanac | May 28, 2024

Linda Anne Watkoski, 78, of North Huntingdon, passed away peacefully at Newhaven Court at Linwood on Sunday, May 26, 2024. Linda is now at a place where she can once again remember the amazing, loving, and caring wife, mother, grandmother, and friend that she was to all of us.
Linda was born on July 2, 1945 in Reno, Pennsylvania. Linda is survived by her loving husband of 56 years, Joseph Watkoski; daughters Ann (Wes) Mayles and Kate (Dan Driggers) Watkoski; grandson Alex Mayles; and numerous brothers in-law, sisters in-law, nieces, and nephews. She is preceded in death by her parents Francis “Hike” McGarry and Evelyn McGarry, and her brother Daniel McGarry.
Linda was a 1967 graduate of Indiana University of Pennsylvania and later received her Master of Education at the University of Pittsburgh. She was a passionate and dedicated teacher at Norwin School District for over 30 years and served many roles including high school business teacher, FBLA advisor, and third grade teacher. She had a great love for nature and animals. Most importantly, she was a devoted wife, mother, grandmother, sister, and friend who will be forever remembered for her loving, patient, and selfless nature toward everyone.
At Linda’s request, there will be no public visitation. In lieu of flowers, donations in her memory can be made to Bridges Hospice ( or the Alzheimer’s Association ( James W. Shirley Funeral Home, Inc., 176 Clay Pike, North Huntingdon is assisting with arrangements.

Originally published May 28, 2024.

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