Linda May Headrick George, of Derry, went home to be with God on April 12, 2021. She passed away at her home, after a 3-month battle with cancer, surrounded by her family. She was born in Pittsburgh October 21, 1947 to the late Thomas Lamar and Amelia Catherine Lechamp Guirsch Headrick. She spent her early childhood in Wilkinsburg and then grew up in New Alexandria. Linda graduated from Greensburg-Salem High School in 1965, after which she attended Temple University and Point Park College. She graduated with a Biology degree. In 1988 she graduated from the Shadyside School of Nursing and worked as an RN until her retirement from Latrobe Hospital. Linda was an active member of the Derry Presbyterian Church. She was a foster mother to several children and once hosted a foreign exchange student. She loved to go dancing, go to see oldies bands, cook, go camping, visit wineries, and dote on her grandchildren.
Linda was predeceased by her parents, her grandson Augustus Anderson, and an older half-brother François Paul Guirsch, of Luxembourg (whom she unfortunately never had the chance to meet). Linda is survived by her loving husband of 46 years, James Ronald George of Derry; 2 children - son Dr. Jayson S. George & wife Lynn of Delmont and daughter Jamie L. Anderson & fiance Raymond Nesmith of Latrobe; 3 grandchildren - William, Lillian, and Declan George, all of Delmont; 2 brothers - Thomas L. Headrick & wife Kathleen of Colorado and brother Clark M. Headrick of New Alexandria. She is also survived by several nieces, nephews, and cousins.
Family will receive friends at McCabe Funeral Home, Derry, PA on Wednesday April 14 from 4-8pm. A funeral service will commence on Thursday April 15 at 11am in the funeral home with Rev Marnie Russell, interment will follow in Blairsville Cemetery. The family would like to thank Dr. Robert Davoli and Amedisys Hospice for their compassionate care. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to the Derry Presbyterian Church.
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