May 10, 1941 - October 10, 2015
October 10, 2015
May 10, 1941
Waverly, New York
First Baptist Church, 221 N. Elmer Ave., Sayre, PA on Wednesday, October 14, 2015 at 11:00 AM
Blauvelt Funeral Home, 625 Broad St., Waverly, NY on Tuesday, October 13, 2015 from 4 to 6 PM
Tioga Point Cemetery, Athens, PA
Linda L. Carpenter of Sayre, (74) passed away unexpectedly on Saturday, October 10, 2015 at home.
Linda was born May 10, 1941 in Waverly, NY. She was the daughter of the late Donald and Polly Backer.
Linda was a 1959 graduate of Waverly High School. She worked for several years at the H. Austin-Snyder Elementary School in Sayre as a Library Aide. For twenty-two years she worked as coordinator of Family Planning Services, first with Maternal & Family Health Services and then with Guthrie Health Care in Sayre, PA. She loved her job and all women she was able to help.
Linda married Edward Carpenter in June, 1963. They just celebrated their 52nd wedding anniversary.
Linda and her husband Ed enjoyed many years at their summer home in Montour Falls Marina.
Her greatest joy was her sons, grandchildren and great grandchildren.
She is survived by husband Ed of 52 years. Her beloved sons, Shawn & Melanie, (Florida), Todd & Denise, (Waverly) & Randy & Vicki , (Waverly). Her Grand- Children; Casey, Meaghan, Georgia, Todd Jr., Danielle, Tyler, Josh, Bethany, Noah & Hannah. Her Great Grand-Children; Kalie, Abbie, Samantha, Adriana, Mackenna, Jaidemarie, Lydiah,Paizley, Lily, Jacob, Braydan, Lukas & Nolan. Brothers; Donald Backer (Diane) from Texas & Peter Backer (Cindy) from Pine City. Brother & Sister in-laws; Carl & Phyllis Carpenter Jr (Corning) and Carol Hausknecht (Sunbury). Also, several special nieces & nephews and Pam Carpenter a very close family friend.
The family will receive friends at Blauvelt Funeral Home, 625 Broad St., Waverly, NY on Tuesday, October 13th from 4:00-6:00 pm. Funeral Services will be held at the First Baptist Church, 221 N. Elmer Ave., Sayre, PA on Wednesday, October 14, 2015 at 11:00 am.
Donations can be made to Sayre Public Library, Sayre, PA. Those wishing may visit our Facebook page or send a private sympathy message of remembrance for Linda’s family in “obituaries” at www.blauveltfuneralhome.com.