Linda K. Solinger

| March 29, 2019

Linda K. Solinger, 78 of Oil City, passed into the heavenly realm Wednesday March 27, 2019, at her home surrounded by family.

Born Feb. 15, 1941, in Oil City, she was the daughter of Frederick (Fritz) and Lucille Hartsell.

Linda grew up in Oil City and had horses. She graduated from Cranberry High School in 1959 and has been active in the reunion planning for many years.

Linda was the church secretary for 37 years at Oil City’s Second Presbyterian Church. After retirement, she continued to be active with the church’s PW group, the book club and the former 55 & Up activity. She also worked as security personnel at Clarion University’s Venango Campus.

She really enjoyed walking her dog “BB” around the West End Pond. In the past, she enjoyed bowling on a team, serving on the board of the Venango County Humane Society and she was instrumental in the formation of Cranberry Area Little League Baseball. She also enjoyed cheering on her grandsons in dirt bike and ATV races, Cranberry running sports and wrestling. She seized the opportunity to go on some trips with her friends and her favorite place to visit was Aruba.

Surviving are two children, Jeff Solinger and wife Robin of Bumpass, Virginia and Kim Huegel of Oil City.

She is also survived by four grandsons, Casey Bard, Kyle Bard, Charkie Huegel and Morgan Huegel. Linda had four great-grandchildren whom she loved to visit with. They are twins, Chloe and Mason Bard (Casey and Lindsey Bard) and Bria and Brynlee Bard (Kyle and Kayla Bard).

Also surviving are two of her dearest friends, Sharon Lang and Jane Kimball. Linda is also survived by her son Mark’s fiancee, Eunice Smith and her family.

Linda was preceded in death by her parents, a sister, Joan Snyder and two of her children, Mark Solinger and Robin Fulkerson.

Friends may be received from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. today at the Second Presbyterian Church with the funeral service at 1 p.m. with the Reverend Sue Montgomery officiating.

Interment will be in Sunset Hill Memorial Gardens Cemetery.

The family would like to express gratitude for all of the support, love and prayers she received during this year especially. The UPMC Northwest VNA Hospice was very helpful in providing palliative care as Linda desired.

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