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LCSC Moderator "Fillise", found this obituary and brought it to my attention today. I was able to confirm Linda's last name.

This is very sad news. I will miss her posts. My thoughts and prayers to her family.




Linda Kirk of Yorktown Heights died of lung cancer on Sunday March 29th at her home in York town. She was 64 years old. Mrs Kirk worked as a Reference Li brarian for The Field Library in Peekskill for 10 years before re tiring in 2008. Mrs Kirk was born in 1945 in New York City to Walter and Rose Donaldson. She was educated in the Bronx at James Monroe High School where she was valedictorian for her graduating high school class. She earned a Bachelors degree in math from City College in NYC, and later a Masters in Library Science from Long Island Uni versity. While working at Albert Einstein medical college in the early 70's she published a number of scientific research papers on hemoglobin. On May 4th 1978 she married Stuart Kirk in Dobbs Ferry, NY. Mrs Kirk lived in Yorktown for the past 30 years. Locally she ran the Field Library bookstore in Peekskill and a girl scout troop when her children were small. Mrs Kirk will be re membered for her love of people, dedication to her family and friends, her love of books and her humanity. She is survived by her daughters Stephanie and Kather ine, her husband Stuart, mother Rose Donaldson and sister Joan Lukas. Calling hours and a Me morial Service will be held 2 PM to 4 PM on Saturday April 4th at Clark Funeral Home in Yorktown Heights. In lieu of flowers Memo rial Contributions may be made to The Field Library and sent to Si byl Canaan, Director, The Field Library, 4 Nelson Ave, Peekskill, NY 10566, noting on the check that it is in memory of Linda Kirk.

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The fact that Linda continued to post here as well as on cancergrace.org after starting hospice speaks volumes about her strength of character.

The pun, though initially unintended, now seems very appropriate. I think that as a reference librarian, Linda would have appreciated it.

She will be missed. My condolences and Aloha to her family.


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I'm so sorry to read this. I found her posts to be so very raw and open about her fears and what she was going through. It was so brave of her to share that with everyone, and I think helpful to those of us who are loved ones of the LC patients. I had great respect for her and her frankness. I hope none of her fears were realized. May she rest in peace and her family be comforted in these difficult days.

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When I saw this thread, I didn't want to open it. I followed Linda's post and even occasionally went to her profile to check on the most recent time she'd posted. I noticed it when I didn't see her for awhile but always hoped....She will be sorely missed. Condolences to her family. My wish now is that a friend or family member will come and post and tell us her passing was peaceful.

Judy in Key West

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