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Linda DiPaolo

Linda (Kreher) DiPaolo, 67, South Abington Twp., died peacefully, Wednesday, Aug. 3, in Wilkes-Barre General Hospital. She is survived by her husband, Albert DiPaolo, of 40 years.

Born Sept. 9, 1948 in Cheboygan, Mich., she was the daughter of Wilma Jacqueline (Healey) Kreher of Scranton, and the late Roman Albert Kreher. She was a 1966 graduate of Colt High School in Bristol, R.I., and received her Bachelor of Arts in sociology from the University of Rhode Island. She worked as the registrar at Woodland Hills Elementary School in Kingwood, Texas.

She came to South Abington Twp., in 2008, having moved from Kingwood, Texas. She was a member of Our Lady of the Snows Parish, Clarks Summit, and was an active volunteer at the Abington Community Library.

An avid animal lover, she was a supporter of the One Life to Live Rescue and the Abington Dog Park, where she enjoyed spending time with pride and joy, Jimmy Mack. A devoted wife and loving mother and grandmother, she always went out of her way to help others. She had a love for animals and their care. She will be tremendously missed.

Also surviving are their children, a son, Nicholas DiPaolo and wife, Reanna of Dallas, Texas; a daughter, Abby Harkrider and husband, Jason of Beaumont, Texas; her two brothers, Robert Kreher and wife, Yin-Wah, Singapore; Ronald Kreher and wife, Barbara; and her grandson, Benjamin Alan Harkrider, Beaumont, Texas.

She was preceded in passing by her father, Roman Albert Kreher; and her father and mother-in-law, Bernardo and Vincenza DiPaolo.

A memorial Mass will be held Tuesday at 10 a.m. at Our Lady of the Snows, 301 S. State St., Clarks Summit, PA.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Abington Community Library, 1200 W. Grove St., Clarks Summit, PA 18411 or lclshome.org or One Life to Live Rescue at onelifetoliverescue.com.

For directions or to leave an online condolence, visit the funeral home website

Arrangements are entrusted to Jennings-Calvey Funeral and Cremation Service Inc., 111 Colburn Ave., Clarks Summit, PA 18411.

Memorial Mass

10:00 am - 10:45 am Tuesday, August 9, 2016
Our Lady of the Snows Church
301 S. State Street
Clarks Summit, Pennsylvania, United States

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Al, Abby and Nicholas, Ted and I are very sorry to hear about your mother. She was an amazing woman. Prayers for all of you. BLESSINGS, Ted and Jackie Ley

Jackie and Ted Ley Aug 9 2016 12:00 AM

I am so sorry for your loss. I am a dog trainer/Vet Tech, Linda contacted me some time after she adopted Jimmy. She wanted some help because he was so distracted by the squirrels on their walks. I emailed her some techniques to use to keep Jimmy's attention on her until they could get into class. She said it worked great! I had adopted a dog from the same rescue where Jimmy came from. We became friends shortly there after. We would take our dogs on walks in the park. When she needed some help with Jimmy she would call. Linda was always so up beat and encouraging. Even after I moved out of state we kept in touch. I'm going to miss her. I miss not being able to text her a photo or find out how everything is going. I Thank God for bringing such a positive light into my life.

Denise Allen Aug 7 2016 12:00 AM

DiPaolo and Harkrider families, My heart breaks for you! Mrs. DiPaolo's fun and playful side came through in every story from Abby. Their love, and the sheer joy she brought Abby, was evident to anyone who knows her. To Mrs. DiPaolo: You will be missed, but never forgotten. Your family will be sure of that!! Thank you for making the world a better place for people and animals. Tatum Kane

Tatum Kane Aug 6 2016 12:00 AM