Geraldine P. Linhoff - Spicer-Mullikin Funeral Homes & Crematory

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.


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13 Condolences for Geraldine P. Linhoff

  • Love you Mom

  • Robin and family. Mike and I are so sorry for the loss of your mother. You are in our thoughts and prayers.

  • So sorry for your loss prayers and thoughts for the family

  • Condolence to family and friends for this loss.

  • I am so sorry to hear of your loss,love and prayers..

  • I will miss you dear sister. We were separated by miles but I enjoyed our telephone conversations. You always made me smile and laugh. I have never been to the place where you now live but I have read the description of Heaven and is awesome. I know you are happy to be reunited with Art, Bill daddy and the mother we never knew.. Look up Dick for me.

    Love YA and see again someday.

    My deepest Sympathy to you David and Robin. Keep in touch.

  • To the Linhoff family and to all Gerri’s friends,
    I am sorry for your loss. I have known Gerri since I was a teenager way before Robin was born. I babysat for her children and took care of her at Joan’s house when she was pregnant with Robin. Please know that she has been in my prayers for a while and I was glad I got to see her once again when I visited Delaware in 2014. My prayers are with her family and friends during this time. Gerri is now wrapped in the arms of her Savior, without pain or worries and has been reunited with her family that have been saving her a place in their Heavenly Kingdom.

    With deepest sympathy,

    Bev Churchwell

  • Robin, David and your families we give our deepest sympathy at the loss of your dear Mother and Grandmother. She was a great lady and loved by so many of her friends. We will surely miss her friendly face at our Friday breakfasts, her delicious fudge at Christmas and all her funny stories and jokes. She is with the Lord now and someday we shall all meet again. Keep in touch.

    With deepest sympathy,

    Carol and Skip Williams

  • To Gerri’s family, neighbors and friends:

    I have known Gerri as a neighbor, babysitter for her children, bowling team member, co-worker and friend. I loved her humor, honesty, and love for her family. She shared recipes and vegetables from her garden freely. She was a caring friend to all who were lucky enough to know her. I am grateful to have had the opportunity to spend several hours with her last Saturday in Christiana, sharing pictures, memories, and lots of laughter. She reminded me of many good times over the years, and remained a very strong lady. I am grateful for that time, and send my condolences to Joan, her friend of 57 years, Robin, David and all her family. There is comfort in knowing she has joined the family members who she dearly missed, and will rest in peace, free of discomfort. A life well lived, and rest well earned.

    Fondly. Joanne Grant

  • Dave my prayers are with you ❤️ U buddy I’m so sorry for your loss, praying for you and your family

  • HI Aunt Bev,
    Sorry to hear about all your ordeal you and Uncle Ed have been dealing with. I am in de right now visiting Mom. She has been wanting to call you just been so darn busy…We spent alot of time visiting Aunt Gerri then all th a t goes with it. Hope you guys start feeling better.


  • Aunt Gerri I will miss you dearly. All our secret talks, and the harsh advise you gave sure saved my life. Robin and David so sorry for your loss, she was tough but a heart of gold…

    Laurie Harris Logan

  • Hello Robin… I’m so sorry to hear of the passing of your mother and also Billy… I hope you’re doing OK… I just wanted you to know that I was thinking of you and your family and you are welcome to email me anytime… i’d love to get in touch with you!