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Linda Gannon Escheu

July 27, 1935 - September 16, 2022

Linda took the hand of her husband Fred, to take her on her heavenly journey on Friday, September 16, 2022. The Summit Memory Care, Limestone Road in Hockessin, was Linda’s final home after bravely battling Dementia for many years.

She was the daughter of John Walter and Margaret Maloney Gannon, born on July 27, 1935 in Wilmington, DE. At a young age her parents and brother, Richard, all moved to Delaware City, DE. Linda graduated from Delaware City High School in 1953. She attended Delaware Hospital Nursing School for a short period of time, but then worked for the DuPont Company in Wilmington.

It was on her daily walk after work to catch her ride back to Delaware City that she met the love of her life, Alfred Escheu.  She offered to share her umbrella on a rainy day!

Linda and Fred married in May 1959. They raised their family in Limestone Acres, and they were very involved in the Delaware Saengerbund and the Enzian Volkstanzgruppe in Newark. Linda held various offices in both organizations, and also was a founding member of the Ladies Group of the DSB.  Linda was well known for her Christmas cookies, she was a wonderful cook, and enjoyed sewing. Linda and Fred enjoyed traveling, family vacations to the beach, she loved cruising, and a highlight for her was touring Ireland. She was a member of St. John the Beloved Parish for 60 years.

Linda’s greatest accomplishment was raising her 4 children, Alfred Jr. (Marela) Winter Park, FL, Andrea Haaz (Theodore) Hermitage, PA, Rainier (Sheila) Lakeland, FL, and Teresa Vikari (Klaus) Wilmington, DE. And her pride and joys, Natalia Escheu (Joshua Donahue), Theodore Haaz Jr., Cordell Haaz, and Hunter Lord.

Linda was preceded in death by her parents, her husband Alfred Escheu in January 2021, and her brother Richard T. Gannon, and a granddaughter, Malorie F. Haaz.

Linda will always be remembered by friends and family as a kind, fun-loving and very compassionate woman. She had a great love for all her Grand-dogs!

The Escheu Family would like to thank the staff of the Memory Care at The Summit for their tireless and loving care of our Mother, especially her special friend/caregiver, Melvin! And also, to the Vitas Hospice nurses for their compassion and tender care during Mom’s final days.

A visitation for family and friends will be held from 4 pm until 7 pm on Monday, September 26, 2022, at Spicer-Mullikin Funeral Home, 121 West Park Place, Newark, DE. A Mass of Christian burial will be offered at 11 am on Tuesday, September 27, 2022 at St. John the Beloved Roman Catholic Church, 907 Milltown Road, Wilmington, DE. Interment will follow in All Saints Cemetery, 6001 Kirkwood Highway, Wilmington, DE.

In lieu of flowers, the family suggests contributions to the Helen Graham Cancer Center at Christiana Care Foundation, P.O. Box 1668, Wilmington, DE 19899 or by clicking here or to  Alzheimer’s foundations of America, Alzheimer’s Foundation of America, 322 Eighth Avenue, 16th Floor, New York, NY 10001 or by clicking here.

 

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  • So sorry for the loss of your mother.My prayers are with you all. Eileen

  • To the family of Linda – Linda was a long time high school friend of mine and I will miss her dearly!💕🙏

  • Tante Linda was very special to Glenn and I! She will be missed! Prayers for comfort sent.❤️🙏🏻

  • Our sincere condolences to the family. We have known Linda for many years and she was a good friend. She will be dearly missed!

  • Heartfelt condolences to one and all. Sending hugs, prayers, and healing vibes for peace at this difficult time. 💖🙏🏻 🕊

  • I’ve known Mrs. Escheu for over 50 years of my life. She was never seen without a smile on her face. I will remember her fondly for many more years to come and I will miss her very much. Prayers to all who new this sweetheart of a woman!

  • So very sorry for your loss, hugs and prayers for you and your family. It’s so hard when our parents leave us as we can’t just call them to talk and get hugs.

  • May Linda rest in peace.We recently heard about her long illness and hoped for relief for her.As a relative she and I were close.Fred and his relatives visited us at the beach and it will be remembered. She was also our sons God-mother.Peggy

  • To the Escheu_Gannon Family: May your grief be short and your memories long.

  • Kathie and I are deeply saddened by her passing. She was a kind and gentle soul who was always friendly to our family. We regret we will be unable to attend the services but please keep in mind you are all in our thoughts.

  • Dear Escheu Family, your parents Linda and Fred were true friends at the Delaware Saengerbund. We will always honor and remember them with love. Hilde and Bill Cox and family.

  • Paul and I send our sincere sympathy for the loss of your mom. She is at peace now and knows where she is — with your dad. God bless all of you.
    Hugs, Jane Valiante Helsel