Shongo, NY - Donald R. Linza, 91, of 469 Route 19 South passed away on Sunday, December 1, 2013 at home with his family and loving wife of 66 years at his side. He was born July 19, 1922 in the Town of Amity the son of the late Max and Faith (Withey) Linza. On August 30, 1947 in Shongo he married Mary Kay Bastian who survives.
Don was a graduate of Wellsville High School. He was a veteran of WW II serving with the U. S. Army Air Corps from 1942 to 1945 in the European Theater of Operation. He was formerly employed at Hopkins Lumber in Wellsville; Chapman's Furniture in Genesee, PA and for many years was a self employed carpenter. He was a 50 year member of the former Shongo United Methodist Church.
Surviving in addition to his wife are three sons, Don (Donita) Linza of Wellsville Stephen (Judy) Linza of Whitesville and Todd (Sharla) Linza of Enid, OK, one daughter, Vicki (Charles) White of Wellsville, six grandchildren, Michelle Denhoff, Richard (Stephanie) Linza, Mark (Janine) Linza, Cullen Linza, Evan Linza and Nicole White, seven great-grandchildren, one sister, Marjorie Layton of Moravia, five brothers, Max (Jerry) Jr. of Houston, TX, Roger (Helen) Linza of Belmont, Raymond (Barbara) Linza of Jamestown, Harley (Phyllis) Linza of Westfield, PA and Gary (Connie) Linza of Wellsville as well as several nieces & nephews. He was predeceased by a daughter, Marilyn Ruth Linza, a grandson, Aaron J. White and three brothers, Merle, Ernest and Dale Linza.
At Don's request there will be no service or visitation. The family suggests memorial donations be made to Home Care & Hospice or the SPCA Serving Allegany County. To leave online condolences, please visit www.embserfuneralhome.com