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Sandra Ann “Linda” Serafine

October 14, 1943 - May 16, 2021

Sandra Ann “Linda” Serafine, age 77, of Middletown, DE, passed away on Sunday, May 16, 2021.

Born in Lilly, PA, on October 14, 1943, she was a daughter of the late Eugene and Amelia (Inman) Leap. Linda made her 25-year career as a Delaware County 911 dispatcher in Pennsylvania, then retired in 2004. She was an avid cruiser with her husband, and cherished her children as well as her grandchildren. Some of Linda’s favorite memories included spending time at Buttonwood Beach and boating on the Chesapeake. She was a social butterfly with a wonderful sense of humor. Linda would light up any room that she walked into. She will be fondly remembered for her caring heart and lovable nature.

Linda is survived by her life partner of 42 years and husband, Robert S. Stewart, Sr.; children, Victoria Jackson (Keith), Debbie Taylor (Jeff), Sandy Klein (Gene), Robert Stewart, Jr. (Theresa), James Stewart (Kellie), and Shawn Stewart (Danielle); sister, Ruby Tickerhoof; 11 grandchildren; and 3 great grandchildren.

A visitation for family and friends will be held from 11 am until 12 pm on Friday, May 21, 2021, at Spicer-Mullikin Funeral Home, 275 East Main Street, Middletown, DE, followed by a memorial service at 12 pm. Face coverings will be required for all those in attendance not immunized with the COVID-19 vaccine per the CDC and Governor of Delaware. Interment will be held privately.


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17 Condolences for Sandra Ann “Linda” Serafine

  • To Linda’s children,
    You have my sympathy for your loss. In her high school years, Linds kind of grew up as my husband Jerry’s little sister, even though she was his aunt.
    I’ve heard it said that they were the best jitterbugging couple in Lilly. Perhaps Jerry, his sister Susie, and Linda are doing some dancing on the clouds as I write this. Linda was a bridesmaid in our wedding, and much dancing was done at the reception. Grandma Leap even danced atop a table. I think you can say you had a fun loving mother. Thinking of you in your loss, Genie Robine

  • Mom, I love you to the Moon and back❣️You always supported any and all of my life decisions ❣️I have so many fond memories of always our Buttonwood Barbecues‼️You always came over after work when the kids were little to give them hugs and kisses they all love you‼️Every Christmas you spoiled all of us! We had so many parties and you never missed 1! You always put us 1st no matter what ~ You were the very best of the best! Anyone who new you loved you cared about you! . You will be in my heart forever and of course I am gonna miss our luncheons watching the Eagles games,I remember the year when Vicky live in Baltimore Little Italy y’all came on your boat and you had just found out you had Rumitoid Arthritis So we never new all the challenges you had to face! You fought hard for 28 years❣️Momma I have a million things I could write❣️Xoxo 😘 Gods Speed💋

  • My dear sweet friend,I am missing you so much.I still can’t believe you are gone.I will miss all the good chats, lunches,dinners,talks about our kids, grandkids.You were so kind and beautiful on inside of and out side.Love you.See you in heaven .

  • Dear Linda you will be surely missed. Plant a radish garden in heaven and we’ll enjoy a sandwich when I get there. Love you

  • My dear friend Linda.I miss you so much.You will always be in my heart.Miss our conversations and texts, lunches, dinners, and mostly your friendship.See you some day in heaven.
    Jenny & Paul Wright

  • Linda,
    It was an honor and privilege working with you. You were very helpful and knowledgeable in that stressful job we had. Your smile would light up that dingy room. You will be truly and sadly missed my friend.

  • Linda left a void at work when she retired, what a sweet, fun,great person that I have ever had the privilege to work with!! I will always remember her, she made a tough job a pleasure! I am so very saddened by her passing🙏

  • Linda had a personality that was as bright as the sun. Her talent for making you happy on a bad day was unmatched. To know her, you couldn’t help but to love her. I consider myself very lucky to have known her from her first days in the radio room.
    Bob, and the family, our thoughts are with you at this time. You meant the world to her.

  • I will always remember her laugh, it was infectious. Thinking of it now brings a smile to my face.
    Keeping everyone in my thoughts and prayers.
    Love you Aunt Linda

  • Condolences to all family members especially Jeff and Debbie

  • I’m glad I was lucky enough to meet Linda and be a part of her extended family. She truly was a good person and will be greatly missed. Keeping all in my thoughts and prayers. – Becky

  • My heart is broken for your family. Losing a parent is part of our lives but, one of the hardest things God intended for us. Love you all.

  • Sisters forever

    Cherish memories of winters in Florida

  • We remember Linda for her sense of humor and her love of family. She was cherished in return as a loving wife by her husband Bob as she was the light and love of his life. Our prayers are with Bob during this very difficult time. We feel this loss along with him and will miss Linda too. We know The Bible promises the hope of the resurrection and we will be reunited again some day.

  • Fond memories of winters in Florida

    “Favorite niece “

  • Hello again Mommy< I love you and allot of people who love you came to your beautiful memorial today! Thanks for your lovley turn out! It could not have been any better it was beautiful and all the love in the room made me very proud of you and your amazing life❣️Your loving husband held up pretty good I am proud of him ❣️You have should know nothing will change my love gor him❣️I hope he will still watch football games with usI also have that during all the holidays I want him included at my dinner table Mommy I want you to knowHe said to Jeff and I that he always consider us girls as we were his own daughter and I always could tell that so I will continue to consider him as a father and a Great P pup pup anyway it was an amazing day you would’ve been so you probably are proud of me shawn got up and spoke after the priest did a very well job and I decided I am asleep like this to talk to the whole crowd and to you and for you how I felt how well my life was and I didn’t even cry mom I was so brave and I was I do believe that it was because you were there with me I just want to say again I love you I will always love you I will miss your presence however I know in my heart you will still be around and I promise that I will keep up with looking after Bob I know he’s a grown man but everyone needs love and I do believe he’s always excepted our love so he’s he will I hope he excepts it again and again and again I will try to follow your footsteps as best as possible ! In my mind you are a very beautiful loving caring giving sweet sweet pretty awesome fun and a great dancer and yes like you always have said to me it’s like another lifetime and now I finally get what you mean man I love you so much hugs and hugs hugs hugs and kisses kisses kisses. Xoxo 😘 Also I am so glad I save so many of your messages on my cell so that I can listen to your beautiful voice when I want to Godspeed I love you Debbie

  • Dear Vicki Lynn, Debbie and Sandy,
    I am so very sad to read about Aunt Linda’s passing My heart ❤️ breaks alongside yours I have such wonderful memories your mom and all of you May your memories bring you comfort and peace You will be in my thoughts and prayers God bless you all
    Love to you