Linda Janosik Christophel, 67, of Laurel passed away peacefully Tuesday, Jan. 7, 2020. Linda was born Oct. 28, 1952, in Milford. She was a 1970 graduate of Laurel High School.
A beloved daughter, mother, grandmother and friend, Linda truly lived life to the fullest through simple pleasures, chatting and playing board games with friends and family, birdwatching, collecting local crafts and antiques, and participating in community watch.
Linda will be remembered for her wonderful sense of humor along with her dedication to her family. She had a natural ability to reach people in a deep and positive way with her generosity, doing all she could to better lives and make people smile. All who loved her dearly will never forget her tenacity, wit, charm, grace (when pertinent), and undying love and caring for them. She was a devoted animal lover and cared for every animal imaginable short of lions, tigers and bears.
Preceded in death by her father, John P. Janosik, she is survived by her mother, Mary L. Janosik; sisters, Christina J. Palmer of Severna Park, Md., and Lori J. Morrison and husband Barry of Laurel; daughter, Casey L. Christophel of Laurel; son, Kevin J. Christophel and wife Alison of Laurel; daughter, Kariane L. Christophel and fiancé Eric McGinnis of Rehoboth Beach; two granddaughters, Ashton M. Christophel and Kenley L. Christophel; nieces, Amy Heffernan, Lindsay Morrison, Sally Lugasi and Alexandria Palmer; nephews, Ross Lugasi and Kyle Morrison; along with numerous cousins and friends.
Friends are invited to visit with the family from 1:30 to 3 p.m., Sunday, Jan. 19, at Portsville United Methodist Church, 31060 Dogwood Lane, Laurel, with a memorial to be held at 3 p.m. and a celebration of life with food and fellowship afterward.
The family would like to express our thanks for the wonderful help and care given by Nanticoke Memorial Hospital.
In lieu of flowers, contributions are suggested to the Good Samaritan Shop, P.O. Box 643, Laurel, DE 19956. Arrangements are in the care of Hannigan, Short, Disharoon Funeral Home, Laurel.