Geraldine P. Linhoff
February 16, 1933 – July 1, 2016
Geraldine P. Linhoff, known fondly as “Gerri,” age 83, of Bear, DE, passed away peacefully with her son by her side, on Friday, July 1, 2016.
Gerri was born in Carneys Point, NJ on February 16, 1933, and was a daughter of the late Carroll and Grace (Tilton) Porch. In addition to raising her family, she worked for many years as a title clerk with the Ford Motor Company.
Gerri was a longtime member of American Legion Post No. 28 in Millsboro, DE and the Ladies Auxiliary of VFW Post No. 3792 in Middletown, DE. She adored spending summer weekends at Gullsway Campground in Dagsboro, DE with her husband and family. Gerri enjoyed gardening, bowling and trying her luck at Delaware Park. Above all else, she will be remembered as a loving wife, mother, sister, grandmother and great grandmother.
In addition to her parents, Gerri was preceded in death by her beloved husband, Arthur L. Linhoff; son, William C. Linhoff; and daughter-in-law, Betsy A. Linhoff. She is survived by her son, David A. Linhoff of Bear, DE; daughter, Robin J. Evick (Bob) of North East, MD; sister, Dorothy Shockley of Evans, GA; grandchildren, Sandra A. Smith (Matthew) of Middletown, DE, Richard A. Linhoff of Smyrna, DE, Jennifer M. Linhoff of New Castle, DE, William C. Linhoff, Jr. of Elkton, MD, Alyssa K. Nagy (Brandon) of Redwood City, CA and Amber L. Evick of North East, MD; and great grandchildren, Katelyn A., Craig M. and Allison E. Smith and Joshua C. Ewing.
A visitation for family and friends will be held from 5 pm until 7 pm on Tuesday evening, July 5, 2016 at the Spicer-Mullikin Funeral Home, 1000 N. DuPont Parkway, New Castle, DE. A funeral service will be held at 11:30 am on Wednesday morning, July 6, 2016, at the funeral home. Interment will follow in the chapel of the Delaware Veterans Memorial Cemetery, 2465 Chesapeake City Road, Bear, DE.