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Bottoni (VanAs) (Short) (MacDuff)
Rochester: Saturday, December 22, 2012. Survived by her husband of 36 years, David P. Crawford; 3 children; daughter, Tamara (James) MacDuff; sons, Michael VanAs & Charles (Chad) (Patti) Crawford; 5 grandchildren, Benjamin & Emily Short, & Joscelyn Crawford, Nicholas & Emily MacDuff; her sisters, Marion (John) Toth & Patricia Kaseman; brother, Ronald (Connie) Bottoni; sister-in-law, Susan J. Crawford; many nieces, nephews & cousins.
Linda will be celebrated in our hearts for her love of family, her quiet charm, sweet smile, gentle laugh, her love of crafts and making beautiful things for others. Sadly she will miss the 50TH Reunion in September 2013 of her beloved 1963 West High School Class but we know she will be there in spirit. Linda will be fondly remembered for the energy, enthusiasm and joy she shared working with her Class Reunion Committee that she served on for many years. Linda traveled her path with a cheerful strength and gracefully overcame the pain of her neuropathy and fought two battles with breast cancer. She completed her journey with humble appreciation of her many gifts, making her an example of quiet courage.
Please join our family to share memories at calling hours on WEDNESDAY (12/26) from 3 - 7 PM at the Crawford Funeral Home (495 N Winton Rd., between Browncroft and Humboldt). Her Memorial Service will be held THURSDAY (12/27) 4 PM at Asbury First United Methodist Church (1050 East Ave.) with a reception to follow. Private family interment White Haven Memorial Park. Please consider honoring Linda with a donation to the Comprehensive Breast Care Center (c/o Wilmot Cancer Center, POB 270032, Rochester 14627) or Serenity House Hospice (1278 Brace Rd., Victor 14564). Online condolences welcomed at:
Crawford Funeral Home Inc.
495 North Winton Road Rochester, NY 14610
Published in Rochester Democrat And Chronicle from Dec. 23 to Dec. 26, 2012