“Our mother, was one of the strongest and kindest women to ever walk this earth and our family was blessed to have her as the matriarch of the family.” It is with a heavy heart and much regret that the Kutch family announces the passing of Linda Lee Kutch. After a long battle with cancer, she passed away peacefully on Friday, December 17, surrounded by her loved ones.
Linda grew up in Forest City, Pennsylvania where she met the love of her life, Frank Kutch of Simpson, Pennsylvania. After her graduation from high school, Linda and Frank moved to Napanoch, New York, where they shared 55 years of marriage and went on to raise three children. Linda was a wonderful and loving mother who gave her all to those she loved. Her family will never be able to fill the space left behind by her.
Linda was predeceased by parents Leila and Frank (Hank) Pauswinski. She is survived by her husband, Frank Kutch of Napanoch, NY; Frank Paul Kutch (son) and his wife Lynn Marie, and their daughter Alexa of Easton, PA; Barbara Doolittle (daughter) and her husband Todd, and their daughter Gillian of Napanoch, NY; Debbie Haight (daughter) and her husband Matt, and their two children Aidan and Cameron of Peabody, MA; and her beloved dog Memphis. She is also survived by her sister Brenda Korty and her husband Bruce of Montrose, PA, and their three children Brian, Sharon and Aaron.
Linda worked as a cafeteria cashier for Aramark at Ellenville Central School for 25 years. When her children were young, she also served as a Cub Scout and Girl Scout leader. In her spare time Linda enjoyed painting ceramics, reading, crocheting, and music.
The family would also like to sincerely thank St. Peter’s Hospital and Women’s Cancer Center in Albany, NY; Ellenville Regional Hospital; Hudson Valley Hospice and Ellenville First Aid & Rescue Squad for their excellent care and compassion during the last five years of her battle with cancer.
A memorial service will be held on Saturday, January 15 from 1-3pm at Humiston Funeral Home, 30 42nd Street, Kerhonkson, NY 12446.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Linda’s memory to
Hudson Valley Hospice (400 Aaron Court, Kingston, NY 12401) or
Ellenville First Aid & Rescue Squad (1 Webster Avenue, Ellenville, NY 12428).