Linda H. Tharp
1941 - 2021
Enea Family Funeral Home - Herkimer
220 North Washington Street
Herkimer, NY
Linda H. Tharp 1941 - 2021
MOHAWK - Linda H. Tharp passed away peacefully on June 12, 2021.
She was a proud and loving mom to her children and their spouses, partners and grandsons. They include Geoff Tharp and Jacqueline Klosner, Lauren and Stephan Weiss, Jonathan, Katrina and Dylan Tharp and Will Tharp and Leah Eldred.
Linda was born on August 21, 1941, in Utica, NY. She graduated from Holland Patent Central School, received her Bachelor's Degree from the State University of New York in Albany and received her Master's in Education from the University of Toledo. She married the love of her life, William Sutton Tharp, Jr., on January 20, 1968. They celebrated their 50th anniversary in 2018 before his passing in February of that year. They had three children together.
Linda dedicated herself to helping every child in the numerous roles she held, from math teacher, guidance counselor, principal, superintendent and school board member. She believed in empowering others to do their best. She served on the Owen D. Young school board for 12 years, 8 as president, as well as the Herkimer County BOCES school board until her passing.
In keeping with Linda's wishes, there will be no funeral or viewing.
For those wishing to do so, please consider donating to cancer research or to the Owen D. Young School Foundation (315-858-0729).
All funeral arrangements have been entrusted to the Enea Family Funeral Home, 220 North Washington St., Herkimer, NY; Funeral Directors, Harry J. Enea, Jr., Kevin E. Enea and Martin L. Ciaccia; (315) 866-1011.
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Published by The Observer-Dispatch from Jun. 16 to Jun. 17, 2021.
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Linda was special, kind and caring. Loved the conversations we had when we bumped into one another. Always put the children first. prayers for the family.
Brett Couchman
June 18, 2021
Lauren - Very sorry about your Mom’s passing. Beth (Ritter)
Beth Ritter
June 17, 2021
Linda was an Amazing Mentor and Colleague, who always had children as her #1 priority! Linda loved Educating people! She will be truly missed by so many! Linda absolutely Loved her Family!
John Fureno
June 17, 2021
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