Linda "Sam" (Schnell) CRINO

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CRINO, Linda (nee Schnell) "Sam" died peacefully after a courageous battle with cancer on Nov. 30, 2012 in Clearwater. Linda was born on April 4, 1944 in Toledo, OH. Predeceased by her parents, Robert and Marion Schnell, sister Sharon Rozek and husband, Leonard Crino. Survived by her children, Bryan (Mary), and Bret; her grandchildren, Katie Crino and Leo Crino; sister, Roberta (Jerry) Bernard and brother-in-law, David Rozek. She will be greatly missed by many other relatives and friends. Linda grew up in Toledo, OH and spent memorable summers each year with her family on Devils Lake, MI. Linda and her sisters grew up enjoying water skiing, boating and swimming. Their children continued this tradition. Linda graduated from DeVilbiss High School, Bowling Green State University and received her Masters Michigan State University. Linda moved to Ionia, MI where she worked as a speech pathologist and teacher for Ionia Public Schools. Upon her retirement, she moved to Clearwater to be closer to her beloved grandchildren. Linda embraced the wildlife of Florida and became an avid nature lover. She also loved to travel and cherished her time spent in Greece, Scotland, Seattle & Cape Cod.

Published in the Tampa Bay Times on Dec. 12, 2012