unknown - January 23, 2012
Linda Groeling Waterman, 69, of Marcellus, passed away Monday, Jan. 23, 2012, at University Hospital, after a 26-year battle with brain cancer. Born in Waukegan, Ill, on Tuesday, Sept, 29, 1942, she lived in the Marcellus area for most of her life.
Linda received her bachelor's and master's degrees from Albany State University. During her teaching career, she taught math at Lisha Kill Middle School, in the Colonie Central School District, Jordan Elbridge School District and the Marcellus School District, where she was also the tennis coach for the high school. She tutored at the Cathedral School in Syracuse.
Linda was one of the original founders of the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation, Syracuse Chapter. She was a member of the Marcellus First Presbyterian Church. She was named the 1960 NY State Champion Baton Twirler and was a 1970-1980s champion doubles tennis player. She also enjoyed knitting, sewing and crocheting. One who was always trying new things and thinking of others, she was never one to complain.
Linda was predeceased by her parents, William Kenyon Groeling and Rhoda Ann Hindson Groeling; and sister, Cynthia Spack.
Surviving are her husband of 47 years, Richard; daughter and son-in-law, Barbara and Michael Kellar of Chalfont, Pennsylvania; sons and daughters-in-law, Richard and Megan Jr. of Hampstead, Maryland and Mark and Sherry of Marcellus; brothers and sister-in-law, William R. Groeling of Syracuse and Robert H. and Christen Groeling of Bloomfield; and grandchildren, Shane and Abbey Kellar, Aidan Waterman, and Jack and Ryan Waterman.
Relatives and friends called from 1 to 4 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 29, at the Buranich Funeral Home, 5431 W. Genesee St., Camillus. Rev. Richard Chaffee officiated with the funeral service at 10 a.m. on Monday, Jan. 30, in Marcellus First Presbyterian Church. Burial will be private. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made in Linda’s memory to the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation, CNY Chapter, 100 Metropolitan Park Dr., Liverpool, NY 13088. Please share condolences at buranichfuneralhome.com.