Linda Gannon Tomsa, 72, of Johnson City, NY passed away on Saturday, January 18, 2020 after a short illness. Linda was predeceased by her parents, Wayne and Helen Gannon and her brother-in-law, Jake Crawford. She is survived by her three children; Amy (Rick) Johnson, Tamara Tomsa and Derek Tomsa; her grandchildren; Nicholas and Chelsey Muscatello and her Fiance Eric Ely, Heather Soulsby, Richard (Jennie), Matthew and Paige Johnson and Dominik Tomsa; her great grandchildren, Julian and Catarina Muscatello, Emilia Marusich and Quyen Johnso. Linda is also survived by her siblings, Jean Crawford and Sandra (Richard) Bimmler; a special niece Kerri Wenzel and several nieces and nephews and their families, as well as lifelong friends, Nancy Cicciarelli, The entire Fendick Family and her good friend, Debra Welsh-Clarke. Linda was a JCHS graduate of 1965 and a BCC graduate with a degree in nursing. She worked at Willow Point Nursing home and retired from Broome Developmental Center. She will be remembered by many and for many things, especially for her love of cooking, which we all benefited from. The family would like to thank the entire staff at the Vestal Park Rehabilitation Center, especially Amber who was “her person”. The love and care that they showed to Linda was a great comfort to her family. A memorial service will be held at The JF Rice Funeral Home, Inc. 150 Main Street, Johnson City, new York on Saturday, February 1, 2020 from 11am to 1pm, followed by a celebration of life. Burial will be at Riverhurst Cemetery at the convenience of the family. In lieu of flowers donations in Linda’s memory can be made to The Memory Maker Project. C/O Center for Transformative Action 119 Anabel Taylor Hall, Cornell University, Ithaca NY 14853. Checks payable to Center for Transformative Action with memo: Memory Maker project, or online at MemoryMakerProject.org.
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