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Linda Lee McArdle, age 76, of North Fayette Township, Imperial, PA, passed away unexpectedly but peacefully at her residence on Sunday, November 5, 2023. Linda was born on April 27, 1947, in Homestead, PA, daughter and eldest child to the late Ruth Elaine (Noble) and Robert Curtis Maybury; devoted wife of 54 years to Robert (Bob) McArdle who survives; beloved mother to Lori Rankin and her late husband, Duane, and Lisa Rippole and her husband, Guy; cherished grandmother to her greatest joys, Robert (Robbie) and Sarah Rankin, and Justin Rippole; sister to Diane (Keith) Johnston, Bruce Maybury, and the late Lorraine Ignatz and her husband, Gary, who survives.
Linda graduated from Taylor Allderdice High School in 1965 and began working for JA Williams in West Mifflin, PA. Linda and Bob lived in Elizabeth, PA, before moving to Baden, PA, where Linda was the resident manager at Virginia Heights Apartments for almost 20 years. She supported her girls with her volunteer work. She was president of the Phillips Street PTA and a proud member and treasurer of the Ambridge Band Boosters. As a former Girl Scout, Linda was a troop leader for her daughters and planned troop camping trips where she would often be found building campfires. She was a receptionist at Louise School of Dance in Baden, Studio Baden Photography, and the Triangle Photographers Association. Once both her girls were married, Linda and Bob moved to Imperial and changed school colors from garnet and grey to red and white to support their greatest joys, their grandchildren, Robbie, Justin, and Sarah. Linda could be found at every Donaldson Elementary open house, band concert, and WA High School and Little Indians football games, watching the band and cheerleaders.
Linda had the rare opportunity to work with her parents. For several years, they commuted downtown together as they all worked at Mellon Bank in the Accounts Receivable Department. Linda took a temporary position at SmithKline Beecham/Glaxo SmithKline and stayed for 20+ years until she retired in 2016. She had a work ethic that could not be matched. She went to work every day regardless of weather, how she felt, or any other reason. Linda was also the treasurer for 24 years for the Chelsea Glen Community HOA where she lived. When not working or supporting her grandchildren, Linda could be found in her flower garden or sitting on her porch doing cross-stitch. She beautifully cross-stitched over 300 baby quilts during her lifetime that were gifts to her daughters, grandchildren, nieces, nephews, coworkers, and friends. She proudly displayed multiple best in show ribbons from Big Butler, Hookstown and Big Knob Fairs.
Family to receive friends at the HERRICK COMPASSIONATE FUNERAL SERVICE, PC, Edward M. Herrick, Supervisor/Owner, 951 Cliff Mine Rd., North Fayette Twp., Imperial, PA, 724-695-7332, on Thursday, November 9, 2023, between the hours of 6-8 pm followed by a funeral service at 8 pm. As Linda was a proud veteran’s wife and taught her family the importance of supporting our soldiers, all are welcome to attend the committal service at the National Cemetery of the Alleghenies on Monday, November 13, 2023, at 2:30 pm. Everyone please meet at the funeral home by 1:45 pm. It is respectfully requested that memorial donations be sent to Wreaths Across America, 4 Point Street, P. O. Box 249, Columbia Falls, ME 04623, www.wreathsacrossamerica.org. If you would like to volunteer to help place wreaths at the National Cemetery of the Alleghenies, National Wreaths Across America Day will be held on Saturday, December 16, 2023. Rest in peace Linda.