Linda L. Shaftic
Linda L. Shaftic, 71, of New Castle passed away the evening of Nov. 4, 2019, at UPMC Jameson Hospital.
Born on Nov. 7, 1947, in New Castle, she was a daughter of the late Chester L. Smiley Sr. and Geraldine Ritchie Smiley.
Linda had worked as a beautician. She also worked at Midwestern Intermediate Unit IV as a teacher's aide working with autistic children until she retired in 2011.
Linda was a member of Holy Spirit Parish, St. Joseph site.
Linda loved to travel. A loving mother and grandmother, she enjoyed being with her family and friends, especially during the holidays.
Linda is survived by her children, Brooke Norge and husband, Mark, of New Castle, Jim Shaftic and his wife, Sherry, of Leeper, Pennsylvania, and Jeff Shaftic and his wife, Rochelle, of New Castle; her companion, Harley Shoaff; two brothers, Chester Smiley Jr. and Anthony Smiley, both of New Castle; seven grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.
In addition to her parents, Linda was preceded in death by her sister, Mary E. Lynch.
The family will receive friends from 3 to 6 p.m. Thursday at the Ed and Don DeCarbo Funeral Home and Crematory, 3000 Wilmington Road.
A Blessing Service will be held at 6 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home. The Rev. Brendan Dawson will officiate.
Online condolences may be offered to the family by visiting
Published on November 5, 2019


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Michelle K
Nov 07, 2019
So sad & you will be sadly missed. May God wrap his arms around you & your family. I’ll always have fond memories of you. Rest easy with no more pain. Love you❤️❤️
Michelle K
Nov 07, 2019
You will be sadly missed. May God wrap his arms around your family at this sad time & may you rest easy with God. No more CANCER!! ❤️❤️
John S Zona Marissa Fornataro
Nov 07, 2019
I'm so sorry for your loss.
Janice Bloise Wolfe
Nov 06, 2019
Brooke, so so sorry for your loss, deepest sympathy to you and your family. Your in my prayers. Love you.
Kelley Speidel
Nov 06, 2019
I am so sorry for your loss. Prayers for your entire family.
Chris Fiorilli
Nov 05, 2019
Very sorry for your loss. God bless.