Linda Lee Lean
1949 - 2020
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Linda Lee Lean, 71, of Bethlehem, died Monday, November 9, 2020 at the home of her daughter and son-in-law in Hanover Twp. She is the wife of William J. Lean. Linda was born in Fountain Hill on June 23, 1949 to the late Roy J. "Reds" and Mildred (Abbott) VanBilliard. She is a 1967 graduate of Liberty High School. She was a cashier at Lehigh University Bookstore for 20+ years. Linda is a member of College Hill Moravian Church, Bethlehem. She enjoyed sewing and truly had a passion for spending time with her grandchildren.

SURVIVORS: In addition to her husband of 49 years, last January, children, Brian S., his wife Kathy of Lower Saucon, and their son Hunter, Denise G., her husband Douglas Frey of Kempton, and their daughter Larissa, the Rev. Jodie L., her husband Scott Harney of Hanover Twp., and their sons, Benjamin and Nathaniel; brother, David and his wife Joann of Bethlehem. Predeceased by a sister, Joanne Roth.

SERVICE: Family and friends are invited to call 4-6 p.m. Sunday, November 15, 2020 and 10:30 – 11 a.m. Monday at the Heintzelman Funeral Home, Inc. 326 Main Street – Hellertown followed by the service at 11 a.m. with the Rt. Reverend Douglas H. Kleintop, officiating. The interment will conclude services at Bethlehem Memorial Park Cemetery. Online expressions of sympathy can be recorded at:

CONTRIBUTIONS: In lieu of flowers, memorials to Camp Hope, PO Box 165, 15 Ridgeway Ave, Hope, NJ 07844.

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Published in Morning Call on Nov. 11, 2020.
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November 15, 2020
I will always remember you from the Lehigh University Bookstore
Monica Weber
November 14, 2020
Bill,Brian,Denise and Jodi I am sorry for your loss! And sad to hear about Linda! I enjoyed many days and nights with the Reinhard’s, Leans and Longs over the years! Always felt like family! Deepest sympathy and condolences! Willy Kincaid.
Willard Kincaid
November 14, 2020
Jodie, our deepest sympathy to you and your family. You have been an amazing, dedicated daughter to a wonderful mom. She will be missed but never forgotten. Hold those memories close to your heart and be thankful for all the time you had with your mom. Smilely is dancing with the angels and watching o er you. Peace and love Sha Sha and Bobby
Sharon Friedman
November 13, 2020
I will certainly miss having Linda in my life. Sharing over 40 years of friendship leaves a big hole in my heart. She fought a long battle with such courage. Rarely complained but rather talked about her future to me. My heartfelt condolences to her family that I think of as my family too!
Debbie Achenzie
November 13, 2020
RIP Linda. Many fun memories from our Brownie Leader days with the girls at Thomas Jefferson. Prayers and sincere condolences to Bill, Brian, Denise and Jodi.
Donna Kromer
November 12, 2020
Very sad to hear of Linda's passing. I knew her from the Bookstore at Lehigh University, and knew he father, son and daughter Jodie. Linda was a strong and beaitiful woman... may God bless her forever and always. Thinking of all of her family and friends with sorrowful and respectful condolences.
Michael Walters
November 11, 2020
David, condolences to you and Linda’s family. So sorry for your loss.
Dianne Adler
Dianne Adler
November 11, 2020
Worked with Linda for many years at Lehigh.
Will miss her dearly.
Nancy Frantz
November 11, 2020
May God bless you and your family in this time of sorrow. Linda will be remembered as a vibrant, hard working woman and a woman who loved her children and grandchildren with all her heart. Her grandchildren made her laugh and gave her so much joy. All of you have special memories of your mom and don’t never hesitate to share them with others, it truly does help as your heart begins to heal after breaking from your mother’s passing. Bless you all during this difficult time.
Pam Schaffner
November 11, 2020
Linda was a tough lady with a very soft heart. Her humor and that shine in her eye got me every time. Her love for her grandchildren was truly huge! Rest in peace my friend.
Karen H Kulanko
November 11, 2020
From the time Jan called us to pray for Linda, and asked to pass on to our prayer chain, we never stopped. So very heartbreaking to read of her passing. To lose your mom/grandmother, sister/aunt, now wife/mom, in such a short span of time .... I hope that our continued prayers for all of you will help carry you through. Much love, Sylvia & Victor
Sylvia Pituch
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