Linda J (Shambo) Welsh

Born: Sat., Aug. 6, 1966
Died: Tue., Jan. 8, 2013


2:00 PM to 4:00 PM, Fri., Jan. 11, 2013
7:00 PM to 9:00 PM, Fri., Jan. 11, 2013
Location: Croghan Mennonite Church

Funeral Service

10:00 AM Sat., Jan. 12, 2013
Location: Croghan Mennonite Church

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ALEXANDRIA BAY-Linda J. (Shambo) Welsh, Age 46, resident of Alex Bay and a former resident of Croghan, passed away on Tuesday, January 8, 2013 at St. Joseph’s Hospital in Syracuse due to circulation complications caused by her battle with cancer.  
Linda was born on August 6, 1966 at Lewis County General Hospital.  She was born to William and Kathleen Shambo (Zehr) of Croghan.  Linda was married to her husband Kevin on May 31, 2003 at Boldt Castle in Alex Bay.  Recently, Kevin and Linda reconfirmed their marriage at St. Cyril’s Church in Alex Bay.  Linda had a beautiful daughter Melanie A. Shambo born June 13, 1990.
  Some of her accomplishments were graduating from Beaver River Central School, receiving a paralegal degree, cosmetology license and nursing license.  Linda was an active member in the community.  She was involved with the American Cancer Society, American Red Cross, a member and board member of Watertown Sunrise Rotary Club, American Legion Auxiliary serving as President of Jefferson County and Post 904 in Alexandria Bay.  Linda was also a strong advocate for the AUSA (Association of the United States Army).  In 2009 Linda was awarded the United Way of Northern NY Community Spirit Award.  Additional honors that were awarded were several military coins for her hard work.  The most prestigious award was presented to her from the Commander of Fort Drum.
Linda has left behind her husband Kevin, a daughter Melanie, mother, father, two brothers (Earl and Joseph) and many nieces, nephews and cousins.
Calling hours will be Friday, January 11th  from 2pm – 4pm and from 7pm – 9pm at the Croghan Mennonite Church.  The funeral is set for 10am Saturday morning at the Croghan Mennonite Church with the Rev. Douglas Comstock, Pastor of St. Cyril’s Catholic Church officiating. A reception to follow.  Burial will take place in the Spring. Arrangements have been entrusted to the Adirondack Funeral Home, Croghan.
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Lewis County Hospital (Fund of Hope) 7785 N. State St. Lowville, NY 13367 or The Volunteer Transportation Center N. Hamilton St. Watertown, NY 13601 where she was the deputy director. Online condolences may be made at
  We will always carry your memory in our hearts.  Rest in Peace.  

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Kathy Harmych
   Posted Wed January 09, 2013
Thoughts and prayers to the family of Linda.May she rest in peace in Heaven with all the other Angels.. BELIEVE

Lindsey Dial
   Posted Wed January 09, 2013
When I think of Linda, I will always remember the way she laughed, and how she always made you feel like she hadn't seen you in forever. This world was made a better place with her in it, and Heaven gained a true angel. Linda, I will miss you and I love you, and I will cherish the memories always!!

Mr&Mrs.Jerrilee Hartle Sr.
   Posted Wed January 09, 2013
Linda you will be sadly missed our thoughts and prayers will be with the family you were a fighter and a very special person god bless.

Don Boshart
   Posted Wed January 09, 2013

My deepest condolences go to Linda's family. Linda was an inspiration to many who have battled and are currently battling this god awful disease. She will be missed by many, and although I knew her only a short few years, she made an impression on me that will carry through my lifetime, so kind and generous. Take care, God bless.

Mary (Young) Mayer
   Posted Wed January 09, 2013
I am very sad to hear of Linda's passing. She was such an inspirational person who gave me hope when I was troubled. I thought she was going to beat this cancer. My thoughts and prayers go to her family. She will be missed. Rest in peace.

Howard Ganter
   Posted Wed January 09, 2013
My condolences to the family of Linda. She was an inspiration to all of us and had such energy and enthusiasm in everything she did. We will miss her dedication and devotion to the Volunteer Transportation Center.

Walt & Chelley Dingman
   Posted Wed January 09, 2013
Linda will be greatly missed and fondly remembered.

Leah Schneider (Hirschey)
   Posted Wed January 09, 2013
I am so very sorry to hear of Linda's passing. As a neighbor and babysitter, running into Linda again while an adult, she never seemed to have changed. Always excited to see you, with such a big smile. Her daughter Melanie is loved by so many children at school, taking right after her mother Linda. Bill, Sue and Melanie, I am very sorry to hear of your loss.

Jim & Jamie Brassard
   Posted Wed January 09, 2013
It is with great sadness that I am writing this. Linda my dear you will be greatly missed by jim and I. You were a true friend and an even greater person, who loved all especially us veterans. You did everything you could do for us in your short life. May you now be without pain and may your family rest easy now that you are free from the troubles you have endured.

   Posted Wed January 09, 2013
We are so sorry to hear of Linda's passing. Our deepest condolences to family and friends.

Hope for Heather

Frieda Weeks

Joan and Tim Yousey
   Posted Wed January 09, 2013
Sue and Bill and all of Linda's Family, I'm so sorry to here of Linda's passing.She was such a great person to be around,cherish her memories,they'll get you through the bad times ahead.You are in my thoughts and prayers.

Gary Kloster
   Posted Wed January 09, 2013
Linda i will always remember ur kind heart and positive outlook ... u were an inspiration to many in life and online ... IM so proud to be able to call you my friend .. and know that your an Angel now .. looking down at all of us helping and guiding as you always did in human life .. I love u my friend ... May the tears of all those who loved u wash away the pain the sadness and the torment of this sickly disease as God holds u tenderly in his arms ...
to her family i offer my sincere condolences .. and agreement in knowing she is at peace with our Heavely Father ...She will be greatly missed by many ....

Vicki (Pate) O'Brien
   Posted Wed January 09, 2013
Someone as special as Linda will never be forgotten. She will remain in our hearts forever.
Sending our heartfeld condolences to Linda's family.
Ned and Vicki O'Brien

Linda Bevens
   Posted Wed January 09, 2013
Our prayers go out to Linda's family. May you find Peace in your heart knowing that she's in a better place and with no pain. God Bless you all

Dick and Gayle Green
   Posted Wed January 09, 2013
Sorry to hear about Linda. May God look over.her family and guide them .

Sandra Grimmer
   Posted Wed January 09, 2013
Prayers and condolences on your loss of a beautiful member of your family.

Donna (Farney) Hlad
   Posted Thu January 10, 2013
Thoughts and prayers to the entire family of Linda, may your memories always keep you strong. Linda is a wonderful lady, always had a smile on her face. Linda will hold a special place in everyones heart as she has touched so many people. RIP Linda, you will be a very busy person looking out for so many.

Sue and Ronnie Savage
   Posted Thu January 10, 2013
Linda was a special lady she always thought of others. In one of her recent trips to Hope lodge in Buffalo for a treatment I told her of my aunt that was down there for many weeks with her boyfriend doing treatments, later that night about 6pm I got text from Linda telling me she was having coffee with Pat. Even in the end she was still touching people in need. R.I.P. Linda nice to know some one as special as you will be in heaven with my Mom. Thoughts and prayers go out to her family, and Kevin also special prayer from us and Cheyenne(he is her coach)

Douglas & Deb Shambo
   Posted Thu January 10, 2013
To Kevin, Uncle Bill, Aunt Susie, and the Family:

Our hearts are heavy with the news of Linda's death. We took much inspiration from her courage and strength in her battle against cancer. May she rest in peace, and rise in glory. God's peace to you all in your time of grief.

John and Dorothy Rubar
   Posted Thu January 10, 2013
Our thoughts and prayers are with Susie and Bill and the entire family. We are so sorry for your loss.

Beach-Lingenfelter Family
   Posted Thu January 10, 2013
Linda has been a blessing to many of us. The strong, dedicated, loving women she has always been is an inspiration to many. To Melanie... Your mom is very, very proud of you. We always had great memories of you and casey as little girls playing basketball... She is another angel watching over all of us!!!

John and Julie Strough
   Posted Thu January 10, 2013
We were saddened to hear of Linda's sudden passing. She was such a fighter in all aspects of her life. Our hearts go out to Kevin, Melanie and her family. She will be missed!

Chuck and Marcia Lawrence
   Posted Thu January 10, 2013
Kevin & Family,

My deepest sympathy as the Community has lost an individual that was concerned and helpful to so many. Her work with AUSA, the greeting of our soldiers & families at Army day at Boldt Castle, her work with the Red Cross and for many hours of Community service with countless others will never be forgotten. It was a pleasure working with Linda over the years at Boldt Castle.

Seelman Family
   Posted Thu January 10, 2013
We are so sorry for your Loss, Linda was a wonderful person, may God Bless your family alway's, And Bring you comfort At this time,

Heike Althaus
   Posted Thu January 10, 2013
Our deepest condolences.
Rest in Peace, Linda!

john dufrene and family
   Posted Thu January 10, 2013
to linda and your family you were and still are a very good friend you were a very friendly and positive woman i was very shocked to her of your passed least you have no more pain and can rest easily now cause everybody is at ease because you r in no more pain i know you will look down on us and help us the way you did on earth and there is no way that anybody can forget you

Michelle Beagle
   Posted Thu January 10, 2013
May God surround you with his loving embrace during this very difficult time. I know Linda is an angel at his side. I will never forget her loving care, and the kindness she showed to my mother while she was in the nursing home. Linda could always get her to eat when no one else could and even get her to smile. Linda was a beautiful woman; a gift and blessing to all who met her. Wishing you comfort and peace. May your memories keep her forever close.

Denise & Mike O'Malley
   Posted Fri January 11, 2013
Tracie, Joe and the rest of the Shambo Family, we are so very sorry for your loss and I know words do not really help right now, but please know we are here for you, whenever you need us. Love You.

Donna Orvis
   Posted Fri January 11, 2013
Sorry to hear of Linda's passing, thoughts and prayers for her and her family.

Chris Lyndaker
   Posted Fri January 11, 2013
Linda accomplished SO much in her life,right to the bitter end...She left us with a legacy.....inspiration,hope,believing,devotion
and faith...with ALL her loving heart...she now is a Precious Angel....GOD Bless to her and her family.....

gregory and karen lobdell
   Posted Fri January 11, 2013
kevin,melanie,and the shambo"s : our prayers are with you at this time .you certainly can be proud of all linda's accomplishments .she had a very large heart . she was a go-getter .

Sandy Christie
   Posted Fri January 11, 2013
My heart goes out to Linda's family in their time of loss. I want them to know I met Linda through her work at the Volunteer Transportation Center. She was a blessing and always looked for more ways she could help even more people. She fought hard to the end, she was not willing to give in or to give up at any time. She was an inspiration to everyone she met, especially me. She will always be missed.

Elaine Turck
   Posted Sat January 12, 2013
My thoughts and prayers are with all of you at this difficult time. Linda was an inspiration to so many people and she will be missed by all that had the opportunity to know her.

Sheilah Brown,CT
   Posted Fri January 25, 2013
I would like to send my condolences to Linda's family, friends, and co-workers at The Volunteer Center. I worked with Linda for a number of years and she was always willing to do what ever she could to help. She will be remebered for her hard work and dedication.

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