of Mount Lebanon, on Wednesday, June 30, 2021. Born in Washington, IN on January 7, 1941 a daughter of the late Edwin R. and Thelma (Baker) Donaldson. During her school years, she received High Honors in typing, business writing, spelling, English, home economics and other courses as she prepared for her business career. She was elected “Flunker Fling Queen” and Jobs Daughter Queen while in high school. She graduated from Washington High School in 1959 and started her working career as a secretary with The Peoples National Bank of Washington, IN. She married David Earl Berry on November 11, 1961. They moved to Fitchburg, MA in 1962 while David was stationed at nearby Fort Devens. Their son, Scott Alan, was born in August while they were in Fitchburg. In 1963, they moved to Beech Grove, IN for a short period while their new home was being built in Greenwood, IN. In 1964, their son, Mark Douglas, was born. A job transfer in 1968 took the family to Moorestown, NJ for four years. Their son, Kenneth David, was born in 1970 while the family lived in Moorestown. On July 31, 1972, they moved into their present Mt. Lebanon home. Linda returned to her secretarial work with Wheeler-Frye Company when the youngest of their sons started middle school. She worked there for 4 years and managed their office during the last year their Pittsburgh office was open. The day following closure of the office, R. Michael Daniel asked Linda to work with him as his legal secretary. Linda worked with Mike for 23 years at both Buchanan Ingersoll and Cohen & Grigsby until her retirement in 2008. Linda was an active member of the Mt. Lebanon Baptist Church from 1972 until 1994. Since May of 1995 she has been actively involved with Westminster Presbyterian Church in Upper St. Clair. Linda’s family was the light of her life. She assumed a major role in raising their three sons as Dave’s work required much time away from home most weeks of every month. Her children are a living testament of her success. Kenneth and his wife Jennifer, provided Linda and Dave with grandsons Zachary David, born in 2009 and Elijah Gerald, born 2010. Her grandsons and her dog Sam were the delights of life after retirement. She was filled with kindness, compassion, generosity and love for everyone and will be deeply missed by all who had the good fortune to know her. Family and friends will gather for a Celebration of Life in Westminster Presbyterian Church on Saturday afternoon, July 10 at 1:30. If desired, memorials may be made to a charity of your choice.
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