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Linda Witman

Linda Witman

November 6, 1938 February 4, 2020

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Obituary for Linda L. Witman

Linda L. (Hain) Witman, formerly of Leesport, passed away Tuesday, February 4, 2020, as a guest of Rittenhouse Village.

Born in Reading, she was a child of the late London “Pete” R. and Grace Millard Hain. She graduated in 1956 from Birdsboro High School.

She was a member of West Lawn United Methodist Church.

Linda believed in helping others, as demonstrated by her career as Activities Director of Spruce Manor, formerly known as Reading Convalescent. She so deeply cared for the residents of Reading Convalescent that during the holidays, she welcomed into her home residents who had nowhere else to go. She retired in 2011 as Berks County Chapter Director of March of Dimes.

Not content to ease into retirement, Linda continued her mission to help those in need by serving in the food ministries of her church and volunteering at soup kitchens. A member of the Berks Community Hiking Club, Linda never missed the Trail Angels events to feed hikers along the Appalachian Trail.

Linda loved traveling, and she was always headed to new places, both in the local area and internationally. She has traveled to Ireland, Russia, the Czech Republic, China, Belize, Ireland, and many other countries. When traveling international, she frequented businesses where every dollar she spent would support that local community.

Her grandchildren truly were the light of her life. She loved spending time with them and helping raise them into kind, caring people.

She is survived by her children, William M. “Mike” Witman, husband of Brenda Litwin, of Wernersville, and Melinda A. Witman, fiancé of Derrick S. Wenrick, of Mohrsville; her grandchildren: Brittany J. Witman; Cody W. Johnson, significant other of Shelby E. Pritchard; Cole M. Chestnut; and Colton P. Chestnut; her step-grandchildren: Annisa Ramos, Ezekiel, and Zahara; her great-grandchildren Scarlett E. Johnson and Sparrow R. Witman; and her sister, Sandra L. Mills of Litchfield, OH.

Linda was predeceased by her brother, Donald M. Hain, and her former husband, William W. Witman.

In lieu of flowers, Linda’s family asks that those moved to contribute in her memory do so to Alzheimer’s Foundation of America, 322 Eighth Avenue, 16th Floor, New York, NY 10001, or www. https://alzfdn.org .

A celebration of Linda’s life will be held on Monday, February 10 at 3:00 pm at the Edward J. Kuhn Funeral Home, Inc, 739 Penn Ave., West Reading., with RevTerry Cooney officiating. Friends and family are invited to gather in the funeral home from 2:00 pm until the time of service.

Condolences and fond memories may be expressed at www.kuhnfuneralhomes.com.

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  • Visitation

    February 10, 2020 | 2:00pm - 3:00pm
    Edward J. Kuhn Funeral Home, Inc.
    739 Penn Avenue
    West Reading, PA
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email |
    February 10, 2020
    2:00pm - 3:00pm
  • Celebration of Life

    February 10, 2020 | 3:00pm
    Edward J. Kuhn Funeral Home, Inc.
    739 Penn Avenue
    West Reading, PA
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email |
    February 10, 2020
    3:00pm

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Lyn Scornavacchi

Your obituary for your mom was beautiful. I was gladdened to read all the wonderful experiences she's had throughout her life. It was fortunate for me that our paths crossed and we had some good times together as members of Epler's. Linda was a happy and enthusiastic person who enjoyed life to the fullest. Thank you for sharing about her happiness and love of her children and grandchildren, Melinda. It is apparent that she was truly loved and will be missed by many.
Lyn Scornavacchi
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Lou Velez

In 2010, Linda was part of a group of us hikers that went to Yosemite National Park in California. I got to know her as someone who was adventurous, full of life and exuded a contagious happiness that made all of us want to be around her. We saw the sequoias – the largest living things on earth and camped and hiked among the huge monolithic granite cliffs. The awe and excitement on her face was something I will never forget.

I admired her “let's do it” attitude. One time I proposed to the folks in our hiking group to dress up in 1940's period costume and to attend the World War II annual festival hangar dance at Reading Airport. Linda jumped right in with white gloves, a flower hat and period dress. We danced to the rhythms of Glenn Miller and Artie Shaw. Linda tried to teach me the jitterbug to no avail - my two left feet kept getting in the way. We all laughed until we cried and had a good time. Linda's enthusiasm, joie de vivre and constant smile will be sorely missed, but never forgotten.

Linda, you are freed of earthly bonds. Dance and flitter among the stars. And I promise, in your memory, to learn to swing dance and remember you every time I do.
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Roselyn O'Brien

May memories comfort Linda's friends and family. I will always remember our times together at the March of Dimes with great fondness. Roselyn O'Brien Markowitz, Harrisburg, PA
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Herbert L Van Horn

Linda will be missed by all her friends especially her hiking friends. She was a great friend and encourager. God's blessing to her family and be assured she will always be in our memories. Herb
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