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Linda Staikides Gerber, 66, loyal, steadfast, genuine, of Waverly, Pa., Linda left us in a state of shock and mystery, on March 8, 2019. A victim of Guillain-Barré Syndrome, she was recently hospitalized in Philadelphia at Penn Presbyterian Medical Center. She was the wife of William "Nevin" Gerber. The couple was married over 40 years.
Linda came into this world to the delight of her parents, George and Norma (Kinter) Staikides, on Aug. 17, 1952, in Punxsutawney, Pa. She graduated from Punxsutawney High School. Linda furthered her education at Davis and Elkins College, W.Va., where she received her Bachelor of Science degree.This is also where Linda and Nevin met and started their lives together.
Linda and Nevin would write their story in Northeastern Pennslyvania. Linda owned and operated The Waverly Deli, and the couple resided nearby in the heart of The Waverly Historic District. They would raise their two beautiful daughters, Lindsay and Devin.The Gerbers would then go on to work side-by-side at Gerber Realty.
Linda enjoyed her life. Reveling in its small joys, she cherished her family, children, home and friends. If you had Linda Gerber for a friend, you had a friend for life. Her gentle smile will be sadly missed.
The Gerbers would like to thank the neurology staff of Penn Presbyterian Medical Center and The American Red Cross.
She is also survived by a brother, James, of Punxsutawney; nieces and nephews.
A blessing service will be Saturday, March 16, at 1 p.m., officiated by Monsignor Michael J. Delaney, pastor, Holy Cross Parish, Olyphant. The family will receive relatives and friends following the service until to 3 p.m., at Jennings-Calvey Funeral and Cremation Services Inc., 111 Colburn Ave., Clarks Summit.
Memorial contributions may be made to Northeast Regional Cancer Institute, 334 Jefferson Ave., Scranton, PA 18510.
DONATION TO NORTHEAST REGIONAL CANCER IN THE NAME OF LINDA GERBER
DAVID AND LINDA PAOLUCCI Apr 5 2019 12:00 AM
To the Family:May the God of all comfort ( Psalms 83:18) strengthen the family during this difficult time in your lives. Those who are sleeping in death ( John 11:11) God keeps in his memory because they are precious in his eyes. My sincerest condolences.
W.J. Mar 25 2019 12:00 AM
Our condolence to the Family. When Jesus was on earth he ‘cured every sort of disease and every sort of infirmity.’ This was just a preview of what he will do in Paradise on earth, including resurrecting our dear loved ones. Matthew 9:35; John 5:28
RH Mar 24 2019 12:00 AM
I am sorry for your loss. I do not know you personally but attended and graduated from Davis and Elkins College. My husband and I also met at D & E, and we have lived in South Abington Township since 1981. We both graduated in 1972 so we overlapped with both of you as students during our time in college. I got out my 1971 and 1972 yearbooks and recognized both of you and what you looked like then. I wish we had an opportunity to get to know you. I will pray for comfort for you.
Bruce and Sheryl Hartley Mar 12 2019 12:00 AM
Dear Gerber Family, I had the great pleasure of getting to know such a wonderful person as Linda. I met Linda at THE WAVERLY DELI sometime in the 2000s When I was going to the Waverly Community House for Summer Camp. I introduced myself to her and let her (Linda) know that I thought she had a nice business. She said " Thank You, Jason. I am very delighted to hear that you like The Waverly Deli. You really made my Day." Then whenever I would enter The Waverly Deli, " Hi Jason, How are you today?" She knew so much about the people of the Past in Waverly. People for instance like George M.D. Lewis, Lewis and Marjorie Black, and other people. I enjoyed talking with her about past history in Waverly. She was a very kind and loving person who I remember would have a smile was very out going, she would also wear very nice smelling perfume. She also had a very nice laugh. It will be missed. I am very sure that Linda is up in heaven now where she can live in Perfect peace with Jesus and she is also watching over each one of us. I am Praying over the Gerber Family to find peace during this very sad time. Rest in Peace Linda. I wish more young girls would take after you having a very gentle personality.
Jason W. Konopka, Of Tunkhannock, Pennsylvania Mar 11 2019 12:00 AM