SPARTA -- Linda Ward, 72, passed away Wednesday, Sept. 29, 2010, in her beautiful, cozy home. Linda was born in Montclair and moved to the Lake Mohawk section of Sparta 39 years ago. She worked as a realtor for Coldwell Banker in Sparta and in more recent years worked as a private home health aide, helping families throughout Sussex County. She was a ferocious competitor in the Sparta WomenÕs Bowling League, the Lake Mohawk Summer Volleyball League and enjoyed many years of fun at Tamarack Beach. Her hobbies included knitting, crocheting, sewing, chair-caning, gardening, playing cards and Scrabble. Linda was an avid supporter of all her children and grandchildrenÕs activities and lived her entire, selfless life for her family.
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Linda was predeceased by her beloved husband, John Ward. She is survived by daughter, Jennifer Phillips, her husband, Reginald, and their children, Lindsey and Nathan; her daughter Leslie Biondi and her daughter Ashley; son Jeffrey, his wife Monica and their son, Jake; daughter Stephanie Eno, her husband, James, and their children, Emily and Christopher; and daughter Melissa White, her husband, David, and their daughters, Schyler and Ryleigh. Linda also is survived by her brother, Hubert 'Budd' Sloat.
Friends may call Sunday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. at Goble Funeral Home, 22 Main St., Sparta, where they can share their fond memories of Linda.
In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made in her memory to Karen Ann Quinlan Hospice, 99 Sparta Ave., Newton, NJ 07860.
Published in The New Jersey Herald on Oct. 1, 2010