Linda J. Morgan

Linda J. Morgan of Taylor, formerly of Scranton passed away on Tuesday July 28,2020 at Geisinger Community Medical Center from injuries sustained in an automobile accident.

Born July 15, 1949 in Scranton, she was the daughter of the late Benjamin J. and Mary (Mae) Fleming Morgan. Linda was a 1967 graduate of West Scranton High School and began working at the former Affiliated Foods of Scranton, upon graduation. She rose in the company to become a buyer and was well respected in the food business. Upon the closing of Affiliated, she worked at AWI of Robesonia, PA, Fleming Foods of Warsaw, N.C., Super-rite Foods of Harrisburg, PA (which became Richfood) and retired from Supervalu Foods in Mechanicsville, VA. Upon retirement she returned to her native Scranton. 

Linda was a member of Embury United Methodist Church  where she served as a Trustee as well as on the executive board at Embury. She was also a former member of Jackson Street Baptist Church

Linda was an avid New York Yankees fan and enjoyed traveling and time with friends and family. She was always a happy person who could strike up a conversation with anyone and usually she did. 

Surviving are a brother Thomas, his wife Sheri and their son Thomas Jr., and a sister-in law Carol Morgan all of Scranton; a niece Jenna Hamilton, her husband R. Hunter Hamilton and their children Hannah and Ian Hamilton all of Alexandria, VA; several cousins and many friends survive as well.  

Linda was preceded in death by a brother James in 2001 and nephews Charles Morgan in 1972 and Steven Morgan in 1999.  

The family would like to thank the staff at Geisinger Community Medical Center for the excellent care given to Linda during this difficult time. A special thank you to Dr. Edward DelSole and Dr. Brian Kobylus. 

Funeral Services will be private at the convenience of the family.

Friends may call Wednesday from 4:00-7:00 in the Vanston and James Funeral Home 1401 Ash St. Scranton. 

All CDC guidelines including facial coverings to be worn at all times andproper social distancing will be strictly enforced. Temperature checks will also be given upon entering the funeral home. 

Please be prepared to wait in line as we will be adhering to the Governor’s mandate of 25 people in the Funeral Home at one time. 

Interment, Fairview Memorial Park, Elmhurst.

In lieu of flowers the family asks donations be made in Linda’s name to the Food Pantry at Embury United Methodist Church 942 South Main Avenue Scranton PA 18504. 

Arrangements have been entrusted to and are under the care and direction of Robert C Jones, funeral director.  

40 Comments

  1. Kathy Rogers and Ruth Richards

    What a lovely picture of Linda. It certainly shows her kindness and joy. She was such a blessing to so many. My mom and I will miss her greatly. Embury will not be the same without her happy presence. I was so gratefully that she “adopted” my mom and made sure to include her and to check-in with her regularly. We are so sorry for your loss.

    • Tom Morgan

      Thank you Ruth and Kathy

  2. John Pappadakis

    The picture says it all! She was a happy person who enjoyed life to its fullest! Linda was more than a friend to us. Kind, and loving with a generous heart. Always ready to lend a helping hand! She was a treasure beyond measure and cannot ever be replaced, she will not be forgotten and she will always have a special place in our hearts.
    I know she is resting in the arms of our Lord . May she Rest In eternal peace, Amen.

    John and Josette Pappadakis

    • Tom Morgan

      Thank you John.

    • Tom Morgan

      Thank you John and Josette.

  3. James and Carol Thomas

    Dear Tom.and family,

    Ourr deepest condolences to all of you. I have so many memories of growing up with your sister on 14th Street. She truly was a kind, loving person who I am sure will be greatly missed.
    Sincerely, Carol and Sam Thomas

    • Tom Morgan

      Thank you Carol and Sam!

  4. Sherri Vancosky

    I love this photo of Linda, it really does portray her true personality! She was such a happy and loving friend. She will certainly be missed here on earth, but what a comfort knowing she is with our Lord, whole, healthy, happy and with all her loved ones gone ahead of her. She was always fun to be around and we will all certainly miss her, her laugh and her big personality. I don’t believe in saying “good-bye” when we know this world is not our home. Until we meet again……. Sherri and Tim V.

    • Tom Morgan

      Thank you Sherri and Tim!

  5. Tom Green

    I extend my sincerest condolences to Linda’s family. She was one of the kindest and friendliest people I have worked with in my many years in the grocery business. I seldom heard her say anything bad about someone else, but if she did she always seemed to find something nice to temper it with. As others have said, the picture of Linda says it all. She was a bright light of happiness and enthusiasm to everyone who met her and especially to all of us who had the privilege of knowing her.

    • Tom Morgan

      Thank you Tom.

  6. David & Karen Morgan

    We are so sorry for your loss. Linda’s smile was megawatt and as big as her heart. We know everyone is going to miss her and her kindness. With love, your cousin Dave & Karen Morgan

    • Tom Morgan

      Thank you Dave and Karen!

  7. Phil Rossi

    Either I missed this in the times or maybe it wasn’t in print, I don’t know but I am shocked to say the least. A friend from Florida just informed me of this tragedy. LINDA and I had been good friends for 45 years. We were friends in the grocery business and she and her friends followed our band everywhere in the 70s and 80s. She is the epitimy of what good people are. We should take lessons from her life, in my estimation she was, what we should all aspire to be. Love yeah always Linda
    Phil Rossi

    • Tom Morgan

      Thank you Phil!

  8. Debbie Meadors

    My prayers are with the family of Linda. She will be missed. Linda always happy and caring person. A friend to everyone she met.

    • Tom Morgan

      Thank you Debbie!

  9. Such a unfortunate loss. I had the pleasure of being a friend of Linda thru other friends. Shared great conversations with her at breakfast with the “girls”. Enjoyed being out with her. Christmas was fun also. She gave of herself all the time. I know God welcomed her with open arms. With sincere prayers and sympathy to all of you.

    • Tom Morgan

      Thank you Judy!

  10. Jan And Jim Rupp Marcks

    What a great picture of Linda’s personality. It says it all. So sorry Tommy and family for your loss. So many great memories growing up with your family on 14th street. You have our sincere sympathies

    • Tom Morgan

      Thank you Jim and Janice!

  11. Diana M Brunetti

    Our hearts go out to Linda’s family. Linda and my husband worked together for many years and we developed a long standing relationship with Linda. She was such a genuinely wonderful person and was always willing to help and listen .

    Since retirement of both Linda and John, we kept in touch and had occasional lunches and dinners together enjoying each other’s company . She was such a positive person and always had that beautiful smile.

    We will miss Linda and always treasure our memories with her. God Bless to all.

    John and Diana Brunetti

    • Tom Morgan

      Thank you John and Diana!

  12. Cathy Gray

    We met Linda at Embury thru my sister Pastor Linda Eckersley. She was always so welcoming, always had a smile for us, always so kind. We are so deeply sorry for her passing. Please know that you all are in are thoughts and prayers.
    Sincerely,
    Howard and Cathy Gray
    & family

    • Tom Morgan

      Thank you Howard and Cathy!

  13. Danny Portanova

    I love the photo of Linda, and her personality match’s her photo with joy and a loving person. I attended grade school and high school together. Linda will truly be missed . May she Rest In Peace! 🙏

    • Tom Morgan

      Thank you Danny!

  14. Mary Kay

    Linda was always a joyful lovely person to chat with during our swim time at the Y each morning! Her sunny disposition was an inspiration to all who knew her! May she Rest In Peace! God Bless!

    • Tom Morgan

      Thank you Mary Kay! She enjoyed her time at the Y very much.

    • Tom Morgan

      Thank you Mary Kay

  15. Paulette Billus Powell

    So sorry for your loss. I always looked up to your sister while working at Affiliated Foods. She always had a smile. I met her a couple times when out and about and we were going to get together with other coworkers but never got the chance. Mainly because of my work schedule. I regret that the most. I was hoping we could do it after this virus was over. Will not forget her. My sincerest condolences and prayers for all.

    • Tom Morgan

      Thank you Paulette.

  16. Grey Hamilton

    Blessings and comfort to all who gather with love to honor Linda, a wonderful woman with a legacy to be cherished by all who knew her.

    • Tom Morgan

      Thank you Grey for your kind words.

  17. Joannie, Joe , Colin and Evan Eibach

    What a dear friend, Linda was the best!
    We will miss her kindness and thoughtfulness. Prayers to your family at this difficult time.

    • Tom Morgan

      Thank you Joannie, Joe, Colin and Evan.

  18. Trudy abda

    Tom, Sherry and Tommy,
    I was so sorry to see that Linda has passed . She has been in my prayers and all of you as well.
    She was a beautiful person and I enjoyed talking to her. I’m sure the heavens lit up with her smile !
    Our thoughts and prayers are with you at this so sad and difficult time .
    Trudy and Jimmy Abda

    • Tom Morgan

      Thank you Trudy and Jimmy.

  19. Jess, Josephine, Ray, Bob & Nick

    Tommy, Sheri, and Tommy Jr., I am so sorry for your loss. If you ever need anything at all, please do not hesitate to ask. You have done so much for our family and you are in our thoughts.

    • Tom Morgan

      Thank you Josephine, Jess, Ray ,Bob and Nick.

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