Linda S. Kalish 1951-2013

CORTLAND – Linda Susan Kalish, 61, formerly of Mascoutah, Ill., passed away at 11:40 p.m. Thursday, May 23, 2013, at her parent’s home, after a battle with cancer.

She was born on June 14, 1951, the daughter of Paul and Betty Hudson Diurba, with whom she resided.

Linda also leaves two children, Michelle (Matthew) Mrakovich of Streetsboro and Jason (Christina) Kalish of North Jackson; four grandchildren; and three brothers, Terry (Sandy) Diurba of Oden, Ill., Randy (Brenda) Diurba of Warren and Ronald (Barb) Diurba of Parma Heights.

Linda was a 1969 graduate of Lakeview High School and a homemaker. Then, later on in life, she attended Kent State University and earned a certificate of mechanical drafting, and moved to St. Louis and worked for Tishler Industries as a mechanical drawer.

Some of her hobbies were crocheting and gardening.

There will not be any services or calling hours and all arrangements have been entrusted to the care of the Lane Family Funeral Homes, Shafer-Winans Chapel in Cortland.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Hospice of the Valley, 5190 Market St., Youngstown, OH 44512.

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