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December 20, 2010
Linda was a light that will always burn bright in the hearts of many. May she always rest in peace.
December 19, 2010
Zufällig und mit Bestürzung haben wir erfahren, dass Linda von euch gegangen ist, und möchten euch unserer Teilnahme versichern. Wir werden Linda und eure Zeit in Mainz nicht vergessen und denken fest an euch. Herzlichst
October 08, 2010
To Linda's family - I'm am so sorry to hear of her passing. She and I did a little work together tracing the Fay family, but I was on the other side, the Barrow family. It was so fun to work with her. Each discovery was our "Eureka" when we got the family puzzle pieces to fit. It was just recently when I wanted to tell her more, that I found that she had passed. I am so sorry for your loss.
Susan Barrow Spaulding
March 09, 2010
It was nearly twenty years ago now that Linda found me from an advertisement I placed in the Minneapolis Star Tribune newspaper seeking an assistant in my tax accounting practice. "Someone with an inquisitive mind, multiple language ability, and an interest in accounting and taxation" was what it said. We worked in downtown Minneapolis together for nearly five years during which time, with Linda's help, I was able to complete graduate school and law school and Linda, with my help, was able to complete the training and testing to become a CPA. We worked hard and we enjoyed and learned from each other. She brought to my life such a rich understanding of the classics from her college years. While I taught her pieces of the tax code and bits of international taxation, she taught me the difference between morals and ethics. It is a lesson I've reflected on a thousand times. She taught me of the love poem fragments of Sappho and the slurs of Catullus, and I hold them both dearly, thanks to Linda. Another gem I retain is from Palgrave's Golden Treasury of Songs and Lyrics. This fine poetic compilation begins with a fragment from the ancients. Usually overlooked because it is written there in its original Greek, Linda translated it for me as no one else in my life ever could, and while I must have it written down exactly somewhere, I transcribe that brief fragment of poetry here from memory, and in memory of Linda's delightful soul, with apologies to the reader for any weakness in my recollection:

On the meadow,
Sitting down, she gathered
One after another
Grasping the spoils of blossoms
With a delighted soul

Linda has been a great inspiration in my life, and a great colleague and friend.
September 02, 2009
Linda was an incredible person and probably the nicest person I had the privilege to meet. I hope you're well where you are, Minerva.

Jennifer B.
June 30, 2009
We are so grateful for the all the work Linda did in helping us to connect with our Fay families of origin. Her website and postings have helped us know who we are and where we came from. May Linda's family know God's comfort and may Linda rest in the mercy in of God now and always,
June 22, 2009
Linda was a remarkable person - she was very helpful to me to establish the link between the Iowa Fays and the young lad getting off the Speedwell in 1656. I will always remember her. I heard about this from my sister and brother-in-law, Florence and Weston Cram. I send my condolences.
May Linda rest in peace,
May 23, 2009
Words are not enough to describe the impact Linda has had on me as a person..Having known her for over a decade, her laugh, wisdom and vision are but a few things I will miss. She gave of herself unselfishly and the stars will welcome a bright star to guide the world tonite. My deepest sympathies to her daughters, who I feel I know through her countless words of pride and her wonderful husband, who she loved oh so much.
Smoke and Prayers go up from the Northland to the family
May 03, 2009
I connected with Linda long ago via the internet. We grew to be good friends. We shared many things concerning our children and families. She was a great person and I appreciated her intelligence and at times her bluntness when we had discussions. My family and I visited her once when we were looking at colleges for our son and it was a great time. She has touched many lives and I will keep her family in my thoughts. Darrell Barnes (Nebraska)
April 22, 2009
April 21, 2009
So sorry to hear of Linda's passing. She had been most helpful and sharing of her Fay research and had posted my Fay line on her website. God's peace be with you all at this time!

Sandra Mitchell Quinn
descendant of Clement Fay of New York to Ohio
Athens county, OHGenWeb
April 21, 2009
I was so sad to hear that Linda had passed away and would like to extend my most sincere condolences to her family. I knew her for only a short time, less than a year and only on line, but she was a wonderful woman and became a very valued friend to me and others even though we never met. We talked of so many things from poetry and genealogy through to her grandmothers flat irons and in all things her love of people and especially her family shone through. Her warmth, wit and wisdom will be very much missed and the world is a little less bright for her loss. Hugsssss Mouse.
April 20, 2009
We are shocked and saddend by Linda's passing. We wish we could have known of her struggle so we could have passed along words of encouragement. We will now pass our words on to her family. May God grant you peace in your hearts and may He hold you in his loving arms in your time of grief. May He instill in your minds only the loving and happy moments of her life. Linda was a saint to us. Her extensive knowledge of the Fay family and her willingness to share unconditionally was a blessing in our quest to find our family roots. Linda Fay Kaufman your life will shine forever. The world was a better place with because of you. God Bless you and your family.
Daniel and Annette Fay and Family
Wyandotte, Michigan
April 19, 2009
I'm so sorry to hear of your loss - my sincere condolences to Stan, Elizabeth, and Eleanor.
April 12, 2009
We were shocked and very sad to read the obituary notice for Linda. Over the years we have corresponded and share info on the Fay family. Her efforts to record the history of our ancestors will be of help to many for years to come. She will not be forgotten and hopefully someone will be able to continue her work. Our prayers and thoughts are with you. We hope all will be invited to the memorial gathering and will be watching for further info.
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