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Linda Klapper Gubbine

July 3, 1949 - December 16, 2019

Linda Klapper Gubbine, age 70, of Fair Hill, MD, passed away unexpectedly on Monday, December 16, 2019.

Born in Lower Merion Township, PA on July 3, 1949, she was the daughter of the late Gerhardt Elmer and Dorothy Patricia (Cowie) Klapper.  Linda was a teacher with Cecil County Public Schools, retiring in 2007 after 27 years of service to help care for her two grandchildren, who were the light of her life.  She always had activities planned to enrich their minds and souls.  She was an amazing grandmother who had a tremendous impact on her grandchildren’s lives.

Linda had a love of gardening and flowers that she inherited from her mother and passed on to her daughters.  She would spend hours shopping for flowers, planning her garden designs and tending to her gardens. 

Linda had a love of adventure and zest for life, and was always up to do anything and everything.  She was a hard worker who was brave and strong.  She was kind, generous, thoughtful, loving and the most selfless person, always putting others ahead of herself.  Linda was someone you could always count on.  She always said she “loved a big crowd” and loved to be around her family and friends.  Her family was the center of her world, and she was the center of her family. 

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her brother, David Windwalker.  Linda is survived by her husband of 48 years, Gary Leo Gubbine; daughters, Kristin Gubbine of Fair Hill, MD and Laura Davolos of Landenberg, PA; son-in-law Christopher Davolos; brother, Jeff Klapper of Prince Frederick, MD; grandchildren, Siena and Leo Davolos; and many nieces, nephews and cousins.

A visitation for family and friends will be held from 10 am until 11 am on Saturday, January 11, 2020, at Spicer-Mullikin Funeral Home, 121 West Park Place, Newark, DE, where a memorial service will begin at 11 am.  Interment will be held privately.

Contributions may be made in Linda’s memory to the Cholangiocarcinoma Foundation, 5526 West 13400 South, #510, Herriman, UT 84096.

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  • Linda was a loving and caring person who loved spending time with her family and friends. She always had a smile on her face and a warm hug for everyone she met. From visiting my mom (Nancy), making special meals for Jen at family dinners or seeing Leo and Siena at their sports events, she was always really to be out and about surrounded by her family. She truly had a blessed life and will be missed by all who knew her.

  • Gary, So sorry to hear of Linda’s passing. Sending my condolences and prayers to you and family.

  • I will always love and appreciate how my Aunt Linda always organized our family reunions over the last several years. Thank you for bringing us all together.
    Love you.
    Cora

  • She was taken too soon from her family. My sincere condolences to Gary, Kristen, and Laura.

  • Frank and I are so sorry for your loss – I can’t imagine the sadness you must all feel. I have so many fond memories of Linda – she will be missed deeply.

    Carolyn Reaser

  • I just found this today 01/27/2020

    I was calling today to say hello to Linda and Gary, as it has been years since we chatted. I was coming to Maryland in October and wanted to get together for dinner. I also wanted to tell Linda that the Mayor of San Diego and the city of San Diego honored me with a proclamation and proclaimed January 20th in the city of San Diego as Mike Miller Day for the quality of services & support of my magazines for the veteran community of San Diego. I wanted to share that with her and Gary and tell them that I turned out more than OK and that she and Gary were a big part of it.

    Linda was the best, The Gubbine family was instrumental in shaping my life and providing me with a family atmosphere when I needed it the most. As a young “out of control” teenager Gary and Linda adopted me as a summer project that led into many summers, and a friendship that I will never forget. They brought me into their family circle, and gave me the tools to change the course of my life.

    Linda and I had a great connection and shared many great memories and even as an adult whenever I would see her and the family, we would laugh about our extraordinary summers and the craziness we created. I loved her because at a moments notice she could be a kid with me, and when I needed guidance and understanding she was perfect. She had a big heart and in my eyes she was my summer mom & friend.

    I’m so sorry that I can’t share those memories again with her, but I will never forget them and those summers of my life.

    I will miss her, she was perfect to me.

    I’m so out of the loop living in San Diego, if Gary, Kristen and or Laura find this, can you please contact me.
    I would like to see you in October.
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