Linda L. Howard

Linda L. Howard of Cottage Road, South Dayton passed away Thursday, March 8, 2018 at Buffalo General Hospital, surrounded by her family. Linda was 78 years old. She was born in Gowanda on August 3, 1939, the daughter of Arthur L. and Ruth M. (Linsler) Clees.

A secretary, Linda worked for various places in the area. She retired as a keyboard specialist with New York State out of Fredonia State College. She had over 20 years of service for New York State. Linda also worked at the Great Valley Residential Center, Kysor and Della Posta Law Office, and the for the late Dr. Constantine, to name a few.

Linda is survived by her children, Christopher (Lillian) Howard of Cherry Creek, Wanda (Kevin) Koch of a Gowanda and Jennifer (Donald Blood) Howard of Perrysburg; Linda's granddaughter, Shannon Chimielewski and her two great-grandsons, Mason and Marcus, also survive. Linda is also survived by a brother, Stuart Clees of Hamburg and two sisters, Joana (late Norman) VanWey of Gowanda and Barbara (Dean) Richmond of Greencastle, IN. Linda's nieces and nephews include Michael and Darren VanWey, Tracey Goad, Dean Richmond Brandy Richmond and Kelly Critopn. Several great-nieces and great-nephews also survive. Besides her parents, Linda was preceded in death by her son, Jimmy Howard, who passed away August 20, 1995.

Linda was a member of the NRA. In her younger years, she enjoyed horses and horseback riding. Linda spent many hours riding on the horse trails that used to be a part of the area.

Friends may call Monday, March 12 at the Schindler Funeral Home, 44 Center St., Gowanda from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m., where funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. on Tuesday, March 13.

If desired, memorials may be made to the Wounded Warrior Project at

By the Observer

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