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Linda J. Proskow

Linda J. Proskow, 61, of Wilmington passed away peacefully at her son’s home on Sunday, March 10, 2019, after a long battle with breast cancer. She battled this disease with a positive attitude, a great sense of humor, and a love for life and her family. She will always be admired for this.

Linda was born in Drumheller, Alberta, Canada, and was the daughter of the late Sheila (Brown) and Stephen Proskow. She graduated with a Political Science degree from the University of Delaware and spent the early years of her career starting a company specializing in Business Services and Administration. In her recent years, Linda worked in Administration for IKO Roofing Company.

Linda was known for her hard work and dedication to her job and took great pride in being a subject matter expert. She used to express the love she had for her coworkers, especially appreciating the times she spent with them at various IKO functions.

Linda is survived by her loving children, Michael, Stephanie, and Lindsay Marinelli, all of Wilmington, DE, and her grandchildren, Anthony, Milan, and William. She loved gathering the family at her home to celebrate various occasions. Her favorite holiday was Thanksgiving, which was always accompanied by her traditionally-made cabbage rolls and favorite movie, Joe Dirt. Linda will be missed by her sisters Margaret Slifer of Wilmington, DE. Karen Melhorn (William) of Lincoln, DE, and Janet Biddle of Lewes, DE. She is also survived by a host of loving and extended family of which there are too many to list.

When it came to loving people, there never seemed to be an upper limit for Linda and the love she supplied never seemed to be affected by logic and reasoning. She was always happy to extend a helping hand to anybody that needed it, even if it meant inconveniencing herself. On March 10, 2019, this world lost a very special person and an irreplaceable love. She was the best mother, grandmother, sister, and friend that anyone could ask for and we will all miss her dearly.

To honor Linda and share stories, a Celebration of Life will be held on April 27, 2019 in Newark. Please contact Michael at (267) 640-7560 to confirm attendance. In lieu of flowers, please consider sending contributions to the Helen Graham Cancer Center, 13 Reads Way New Castle, DE 19720, made payable to Christiana Care Health System and with Linda's name in the memo line.

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Submitted by BL Qualls on
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To the family and friends, I am very sorry to hear of the loss of your loved one. We know we have a loving God who comforts us when we grieve. The way he does this is by answering our questions. One question he answers is: "Why is there evil and suffering? " If you would like the scriptural answer to that question, please watch this free, short video: https://www.jw.org/en/publications/books/good-news-from-god/why-god-allows-evil-and-suffering/video-why-suffering/

Submitted by Vicki McCarthy on
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I am so sorry for your loss. Linda was a wonderful person.

Submitted by cheryl A biddle on
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I am very sorry to learn of Linda's death. Se was very young at 61. You are so right about Linda extending a hand for those in need. At one of the lowest times of my life, she hired me to help with her business. It instilled the courage I most was in need for to continue a road to recovery. Many Blessings, abound! Love, Cheryl

Submitted by Eileen on
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To the family I am so sorry for your loss, Linda was a sweet, intelligent, helpful friend and co-worker and I miss her and keep her in my prayers always.

Submitted by Shantane on
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I will truly miss my sister/friend of over 25 years. Not once did she complain, always great spirits and I will cherish our many laughs and memories together. HEAVEN gained another ANGEL. My Heart is Broken but glad she’s in no more pain. With love always

Submitted by Shantane on
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Sending my Loving/Sincere Condolences to Linda’s BeLoved Children, Family and Friends. May GOD continue to keep and BLESS you

Submitted by coworker on
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My condolences go out to Linda's family and friends. She was an amazing woman and always in the best of spirits with a smile on her face. I don't think I ever heard her complain or feel sorry for herself. She seemed to live every day to the fullest and enjoyed being around people to laugh and joke with. Linda held a large presence in the office and will truly be missed by us all.

Submitted by Barbara Urquhart on
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To the Proskow family. These words of sympathy are sent with the hope that as time goes by, cherished memories of Linda will help bring you inner peace, and make your loved one seem still very close to you. May the memories that mean the most to you live forever in your heart.

Submitted by Tricia on
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To the family, please take comfort in Jesus words “there will be a resurrection and sickness and death will be gone forever.” John 5:28,29;Rev.21:4 For more comforting words, please visit: JW.ORG

Submitted by Jan Reiner Dill on
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Dear Margaret, Karen and Janet, please accept my sincerest sympathy on the loss of Linda!!

Submitted by Susan Marengo on
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Dear Margaret, Karen and Janet, We want you to know how sorry we are to hear of Linda's passing. Our love, prayers and sympathy are with you and her family. Dorothy and Susan Marengo

Submitted by Tina Satterfiel... on
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To the family of Linda Proskow. I just recently learned of her passing thru Michael and would like to express my condolences to the family.

Submitted by Diane Fowler, n... on
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Sincerest condolences to Linda's family and friends. Before I moved to Marco Island, FL in 1973, Linda and I were friends during those formative early teen years. Although we lost touch after the move, fond memories of Linda, her warm smile, and her fun loving attitude remain with me.

Submitted by Mike Pinder on
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My condolences to Linda's family. She was an amazing, tireless, dependable, and just a pleasure to work with for our many years at IKO. I relied on her ability to always come through, each and every quarter end with her schedules and reports. They were always spot on and helped me immensely in my accounting. Thank you Linda. A very tough job but always done right.