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Linda L. Gargasz passed away after a short battle with cancer on the afternoon of June 11, 2017 at INOVA Loudoun Hospital in Leesburg, Va. She was surrounded by the warmth and love of her family.
Ms. Gargasz was born June 13, 1947 in New Castle, Pa. She was the daughter of the later John and Helen Motsko Gargasz, and was a graduate of New Castle High School and New Castle Business College.
Ms. Gargasz enjoyed a long career managing medical offices and attending to patient needs in the service of others. She began her career in New Castle, Pa., but quickly moved to Apple Valley, Ca. where she lived and worked for many years, before again moving to the Washington, DC area, most recently residing in Centreville, Va. She was an animal lover, and very active in supporting charities, always giving of herself to help good causes that benefited others. She enjoyed spending time with those most dear to her, especially her beloved family. She was a devoted daughter, sister, loving aunt, and caring sister-in-law.
Ms. Gargasz is survived by her sister, Anita A. (Ahmad) Habib of Leesburg, Va.; three brothers, Dennis J. (Carmella) Gargasz of New Castle, Pa., Richard J. (Sydney) Gargasz of New Castle, Pa., and Randall L. (Pamela) Gargasz of Poland, Oh. She also leaves behind five nieces and nephews, Ryan D. Knight of Washington, D.C., Autumn L. (Brad) Martin of Pittsburgh, Pa., Shannon L. (Matthew) Angelo of New Castle, PA., Kimberlee J. (Brad) Tovtin of Lowellville, Oh., and Kevin R. Gargasz of Chicago, Ill.; two great-nephews and one great-niece, Braden, Logan and Kenley.
Ms. Gargasz was preceded in death by her parents, her sister, Kathleen Gargasz Knight, and her niece, April Gargasz Mrozek
Calling hours will be 6 to 8 p.m. Friday, June 16, 2017 at the Noga Funeral Home Inc., 1142 S. Mill Street New Castle Pa.
A Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated at 11 a.m. on Saturday, June 17, 2017 at Holy Trinity Polish National Catholic Church in New Castle. Rev. Dr. Joseph Mazurkiewicz will officiate. Interment will be at Holy Trinity Polish National Catholic Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, and in honor of Ms. Gargasz, the family would be pleased for donations to be made to the American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals, 424 E. 92nd Street, New York, NY 10128-6804, your local animal shelter, or the Wounded Warrior Project, at PO Box 758517 Topeka, Kansas 66675-8517. Online condolences may be viewed or given by visiting nogafuneralhome.com
Published on June 14, 2017
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