Linda S. Buddle, 74; Special-Needs Advocate On  CV-S Board

IN MEMORIAM: Linda S. Buddle, 74;

Special-Needs Advocate On  CV-S Board

COOPERSTOWN – Linda S. Buddle, 74, of Cooperstown, who worked for the Clark Foundation and served on the CV-S school boad, passed away suddenly on Sept. 4 at Bassett Hospital,  surrounded by her loving family.

Linda was born Nov. 8, 1943, in Cooperstown, to the late Robert and Virginia Starr.  She was valedictorian of the class of 1962 at Springfield Central School.

She married her beloved husband, Wesley A. Buddle, on Aug. 25, 1962.  They recently celebrated their 56th wedding anniversary.

Linda was employed at the Mohican Farm (Clark Foundation) prior to her retirement.  She served proudly on the Cherry Valley – Springfield Central School Board for several years, working as an advocate for special needs students.   She was an avid quilter and she enjoyed reading.

In addition to her loving husband, Wesley, Linda is survived by three children; Wendy (Mike) DePaolo, Daniel (Donna) Buddle and Dale Buddle; grandchildren Christine Morrison and Joseph Murphy, Jr. as well as several great grandchildren, cousins, nieces and nephews.  Other survivors include her sister, Sandra Starr, half sisters, Leighann and Kim, Margaret, Joanne, Keri, Robin and Tina, step-sisters Patsy, Barbara, Janis, and step-brothers Orson and Dorson.  Other survivors include brother in law, Allan (Ann) Buddle, sisters in law, Barbara Buddle, and Christine (Barry) Buddle Griffiths.

The funeral service will be at 11 a.m., Sept. 8, at Ottman Funeral Home.  Calling hours will be held from 7 to 9 p.m. on Friday, Sept. 7.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Cooperstown Emergency Squad.

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Arrangements were entrusted to Ottman Funeral Home, Cherry Valley.

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