Linda K. Osiolek
September 3, 1956 - March 5, 2022
Linda K. Osiolek, age 65, of Newark, DE, passed away on Saturday, March 5, 2022.
Born in Lancaster, PA, on September 3, 1956, she was a daughter of the late Harry H. and Esther D. (Burkhart) Bouder. Linda made her career as an executive secretary at DuPont Chemours Co. in the Titanium Technologies Division, retiring after 47.5 years of service.
In her spare time, Linda enjoyed riding motorcycles with her husband and was a member of First State H.O.G. Chapter Ladies of Harley. She cherished her faith and was a member and served as a lector at Resurrection Parish, and was also a member of the Hockessin Chapter of Together Women Rise.
In addition to her parents, Linda was preceded in death by her sister, Phylis Sweigart. She is survived by her devoted husband, Richard A. “Sarge” Osiolek; her loving son, David Goff; and grandchildren, Ian Lashbrook, Hannah Lashbrook, Jacob Osiolek, Rich Shauffer, Trinity Osiolek, Maddox Shupe, and Emmett Shupe.
A visitation for family and friends will be held from 10:30 am until 12 noon on Friday, March 11, 2022, at Resurrection Parish, 3000 Videre Dr., Wilmington, DE 19808, where a Mass of Christian Burial will be offered at 12:00 noon. Interment will be held privately.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Linda’s memory to Resurrection Parish at the address above or Together Women Rise, P.O. Box 890272, Charlotte, NC 28289-0272 or online by clicking here.
28 Condolences for Linda K. Osiolek
Mark H Smith
I am so sorry for your loss. We will continue to lift up your family in our thoughts and prayers.
I want to express my deep sympathy for your loss. I am at the New Johnsonville plant site and worked with Linda from time to time. She was always so helpful and so nice—awesome lady!!
Rafael J Montalvo
My deepest condolences. I will always remember her big heart and how she truly cared for every single one of the people she interacted with. She brought to the office one day a Harley plate for my car as a surprise gift from a trip she and Rich took; I still have it on my car and remember she mentioned Rich said I should have a Harley plate and that I should trade my bike for a bigger one.
We will miss you terribly. You were the kindest, most generous
and caring person we know. The world needs more people like you
Janett and Roy Quinn
Genny Neo (Chemours Singapore)
My Deepest Condolences … Words cannot even begin to express my sorrow. My heart & prayers go out to your family & loved ones.
Linda is such a great colleague with a big warm heart. I will never forget the smile on her face and am glad that had an opportunity to hug her during my recent visit. I will miss her … RIP
Genny Neo, Singapore
Rich and Family, thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficult time. Linda was an amazing person, so caring and thoughtful. Remembering our times working together at DuPont/Chemours. She will be missed. Sincerely,
I remember Linda fondly from our days in DuPont Chemicals. She was always helpful and so very kind. Gone too soon…may she rest in the peace she deserves.
I am truly saddened and shocked to hear this news. To Linda’s family, especially her son David, I am so very sorry for your loss and send my heartfelt sympathy and prayers. I have known Linda since 1974 when we both attended Goldey Beacom College, and we both started working for DuPont at the same time after graduation. We kept in touch throughout the years and often met for lunch. We both took a group trip to Washington, D.C., with our adult sons not too long ago, which is when I finally met “Davey” whom I had always heard so much about. Linda was truly a special person, always so caring and supportive. A light has gone out in the world, but that light will forever live in those who loved her.
My deep condolences to your loss. Linda is such a nice person trying to help others all the time. I am really lucky to be able to meet her in person during my visit to US.
Willie from Singapore.
Rich & David so sorry for your loss. sorry we cannot attend, but know you are in our thoughts and prayers. love, Dot & Erin
My deep condolences to your loss. I worked with Linda over the past 3 years and she was a kind, warm person who helped me settle in at Chemours. Making people comfortable was her mission. RIP Linda.
Sandra L Dickerson Barnes
Extending my deepest condolences, Linda is a Gem of a person always willing to help out.
I didn’t know her that long but the time of knowing her left an indelible mark on me.
As I was going through with my husband Linda would either send me a Text or Call just to see how I was doing
and she would always say something encouraging to me, ending with I’m here if you need me.
Sending Prayers and Strength your way
We will miss you at our H.O.G. events and many motorcycle rides. Most importantly, we’ll miss your friendly face and willingness to lend your help for our club rides.
Sam and Alice Severance
Please accept our deepest condolences. Linda worked with me from the early 80’s until my retirement and had my back many times, always cheerful and ready to help. She was a special person to the both Alice and me. We had looked forward to having lunch to celebrate her retirement. What a tragedy and untimely death. Rich, Davey and the family, please accept our deepest sympathies.
Linda will be greatly missed by our team at Chemours. I will look back fondly on the many conversations we had as friends, when she would share her travel adventures throughout the years. Linda was always willing to help, and she did it with a smile every time!
Mike & Jane Barrett
Rich and Davey…We are so shocked and saddened to hear of Linda’s passing. She was a bright light in the world and is gone way too soon. Please accept our heartfelt condolences for your loss and hope you find comfort during this sad time. Our thoughts are with you ❤️❤️
Mike & Jane Barrett
I only knew Linda for 6 months as a temp assistant. She was helpful getting me acclimated to new job at Chemours. She had a beautiful spirit and was so pleasant and helpful. Rest In Peace and deepest condolences to the family.
Bob & Sim Moneta
Rich and family – I had the pleasure to work with Linda at DuPont for many many years. We attended meetings together and it was always fun to be around her. I will miss her a lot. Our thoughts are with in this difficult time. With all our love. Bob & Sim Moneta
May the family be comforted by the prayers and condolences from Linda’s many colleagues and friends.
Dave and Family,
I am sorry for your loss and you are in my prayers. I worked on the same floor as Linda at Chemours for a couple of years. Linda was such a thoughtful and warm person. When I shared I was a new Mom to an older adopted child, Linda would always send me Wilmington area activities I could do with my new daughter and we did! Such a special lady –
I am so sorry for your loss. Linda and I lectored together at an Easter Vigil a few years back at Resurrection. I remember talking to her about our faith. She was such a lovely person and a good lector. I will miss hearing her proclaim at mass.
Linda was such a sweet soul and a great friend and colleague. I am so blessed I got the opportunity to know her and spend time with her when we worked together at DuPont and Chemours. I will miss our walks and talks. My condolences to Rich, David, and everyone who loved her dearly.
Linda was truly one of the sweetest and most genuinely caring person I have ever had the privilege to know. She would always help her friends and colleagues and always carried more of a load than can be expected of anyone, and she did so willingly. Not out of obligation, but because she truly cared and wanted to help. Her infectious laugh always brought a smile to my face and her presence would always light up a gathering. She will be sorely missed by so many of us and the holes left in our hearts will never be filled.
I am so sorry for your loss, I had the opportunity to work with Linda at the Wilmington Office Building. I will always remember her kindness and quick wit! She was always willing to learn something new, and share her knowledge with others. She will be greatly missed.
I am deeply saddened by the loss of my friend. I will try to focus on the fun times we had. While we were still working in-person, we would frequently walk at lunchtime or get a group together to go out to lunch. Since then, we continued get together to walk and go out to lunch. She loved visiting Longwood Gardens and eating sushi. I will miss her enthusiasm for life and her caring nature. She was so looking forward to her retirement. My thoughts and prayers are with Rich and David.
I miss you so much Linda , we never had a dull moment sitting across each other, that cubicle wall was invisible to us . Rich and David your pain must be unbearable hope you find comfort from all the messages of love for Linda .
RIP Linda we will miss you forever
Sofie Van Buynder (Chemours Belgium)
My sincere condolences.
I had the pleasure to meet Linda in person a couple years back during some trips to Wilmington. She was so warm and caring, making sure we had everything needed to work and enjoy our stay. She was also very mindful to check in on her colleagues from abroad if some tragic events happened in their home countries.
That combined with her great enthusiasm about the things she loved in life, made it a great pleasure to have known Linda.
My Condolences to Rich and David and family members. This lady was a true blessing in this world. Caring, considerate, funny and remarkable in so many ways. I’ve known her for many years at DuPont. This was shocking news to say the least,
and my heart aches for you all. I’ll always hold on to her last holiday card sent in December.
Love you Linda Osiolek, RIP.