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Mary Louise Linkchorst

October 29, 2021

Obituary

Mary Louise Linkchorst, age 88, of Haymarket VA and formerly of Barnesville passed away unexpectedly surrounded by family on OCT 29, 2021. Born in Ashley PA she was a daughter of the late Joseph and Anna Kubic and grew up in the Mountain Top Area. Mary Louise graduate from Crestwood High School and later Bloomsburg State Teacher's College (now Bloomsburg University) in 1954 with a bachelor's degree in secondary education. She was a cheerleader during her years at Bloomsburg. Eventually, she met and became the cheerleader on the football field for her beloved, Dave, quarterback for the team. In 1956, she married David R. Linkchorst her husband of 64 years. Mary Lou began her teaching career in Bensalem, PA. Later she moved to Mahanoy City. After many years of raising a family, she returned to the classroom. She was a business teacher at Minersville Area High School and retired in 1993. Until she moved to Virginia, she was a long time member of St. Richard's Roman Catholic Church in Barnesville, where she was active in parish activities, such as the annual church picnic. She was also a member of the Mahanoy City Public Library and Bloomsburg Alumni Association. She enjoyed reading, cross-stitch, jigsaw puzzles, bingo, and keeping up with family and friends online. Spending time at the beach, in particular the Jersey shore, created lasting memories. Mary Lou loved her time at Bloomsburg and continued to attend alumni events, such as Homecoming Weekend, to share fond memories with people who remained life long friends. She and her husband always kept up with the news of Bloomsburg and followed their sports teams and their successes. She was preceded in death by her husband David, their second child, Douglas and her brother James, and a sister Dolores. She is survived by her brother Joseph Kubic and a sister Joanne Kubic, her children David (Mary) of Reading, PA, Nancy Skurko (Michael) of Valencia, PA, Joanne Kinder (Stan) of Haymarket VA, and Richard (Bette) of Glen Mills, PA. She was proud the grandmother to Michael, Jaclyn, Jake, and Nick and great grandmother to Maxwell and Natalie, and aunt to several nieces and nephews. Relatives and friends are invited to attend a Mass of Christian Burial to be held on Saturday April 9, 2022 at St. Richard's Church in Barnesville. Interment will be held at 12:30 PM at Sky View Memorial park in Hometown. A gathering of family and friends will also be held Saturday from 4:30 to 6:30 PM at Mountain Valley Golf Course. Contributions in her name to the education department can be made to the Bloomsburg University Foundation, 50 East Main Street, 4th Floor, Greenly Center, Bloomsburg, PA 17815 or online at giving.bloom.edu. David D. Jarrett Funeral Home of Mahanoy City is in charge of arrangements.

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Services

Mass of Christian Burial
Saturday
April 9, 2022

11:00 AM
St. Richard's Church
Barnesville Drive
Barnesville, Pennsylvania 18214

Gathering of Family and Friends
Saturday
April 9, 2022

4:30 PM
Mountain Valley Golf Course
1021 Brockton Mountain Drive
Barnesville, PA 18214

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