In Memory

Linda Junker

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10/07/14 08:27 PM #1    

Georgette Simpson (Thornton)

How sad that we are losing so many of our classmates so young. Does anyone know where she was living or more about her? Didn't Linda live in Shafton. We were very close during junior high and I vaguely remember her mom being quite active in our local girl scout troop. I have always wondered about her when I am in Irwin / North Huntingdon. We have lost so many good people this year.


10/08/14 07:08 AM #2    

John Marsiglio

Linda was living in Boothbay Maine. She was a librarian. Her married name was Barter. She is on Facebook. She grew up in Shafton. which is right down the road from Biddle where I grew up. Linda and I were in grade school together. I really liked her. She was kinda crazy, but in the best way possible.

10/08/14 01:25 PM #3    

Lois Fundis

It's really sad that so many of our classmates have passed away so recently.

I didn't know Linda as well as some of you did, but she always eemed like a good person.

I found her obituary online (thanks, John, for saying where she lived; that helped a lot):

10/6/2014 1:29:00 PM
Linda Edith Barter
July 26, 1950 - Oct. 3, 2014

Linda Edith Barter, 64, of Boothbay, passed away at her home on Oct. 3. She was born on July 26, 1950 in Pittsburgh, Penn. to Samuel and Lula (Blanche) Junker.

Linda grew up in Pittsburgh and then moved to Irwin, Penn. where she graduated from North Irwin High School. She met her beloved husband, Tom, in Irwin, where he served in the U.S. Army. Tom finished his Army career in Pennsylvania before the two of them moved to Maine. She worked for 26 years at the Boothbay Library and also worked at Brown's Wharf Inn as a chambermaid.

Linda loved to shop. She enjoyed reading, being on her computer, and watching movies and television shows. Her favorite television show was Bones. Linda loved spending time with her grandson, Dylan. She also made two trips every year to Pennsylvania to see family and friends.

Linda was a selfless person and always put other people ahead of herself, especially her family. She never forgot birthdays, and loved Christmas. Her pets were very dear to her as well; she loved her dogs and enjoyed raising chickens.

Linda was very thankful for all of the valuable friendships she had throughout the years. 

Linda was predeceased by her brother, Ugene Junker.

She is survived by her loving husband of 47 years, Tom Barter of Boothbay; son, Eric Barter of Boothbay; grandson, Dylan Blackman of Oxford; many nieces, nephews, in-laws, cousins and friends; and special four-legged companions, Molly and GiGi.

A service will be held in the spring of 2015.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the ASPCA, 424 E 92nd St., New York, NY 10128-6804.

You are invited to share you condolences with the family by visiting their Book of Memories at

Hall's of Boothbay, 975 Wiscasset Rd., Boothbay, is caring for the family.

10/08/14 04:53 PM #4    

Linda Neal (Minto)

I am in shock-we've been msging each other on facebook and the last I heard she was so concerned about John's health (Marsiglio).She never said anything about being ill?-was it sudden?



10/08/14 09:01 PM #5    

Sandy Rosso (Rosso)

i remember Linda as having a great sense of humor and lots of fun. We've now lost 9 people that I know of since our 45th reunion. We are much too young to be dying!! No time like the present to get in touch with those you're thinking about! 

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