Linda Plaikner McDonough
Penn Hills High Class of 1969
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Memories of Linda Plaikner McDonough
LINDA THERESA (PLAIKNER) McDONOUGH
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McDONOUGH LINDA THERESA (PLAIKNER)
Linda Theresa (Plaikner) McDonough, age 59, a Coraopolis resident for the past 30 years, passed away unexpectedly on Monday, January 31, 2011 at her home. She was born in Pittsburgh on February 10, 1951. Beloved wife for 16 years to Fred J. McDonough; cherished daughter of Rudolph and Lorraine (Del'Aquila) Plaikner of Gibsonia; loving mother of Lisa Schreckengost (Jeffrey) of Pittsburgh, Kristy Pulford (Craig) of Neville Island; adored stepmother of Mara McDonough of Pittsburgh; proud grandmother of Julie, Corey, Craig Jr. and Larry; sister of Patricia Scuglia (Tony) of Elizabeth Township, Lorraine King (Alan) of Glenshaw and Bobby Plakiner (April) of N. Versailles. Linda was a member of Christ Church at Gove Farm; was secretary and caregiver for Allegheny Valley Schools and later First Step through UPMC. She will be remembered for her great sense of humor, her generous nature and her love for the Sound of Music as well as Michael Jackson. Visitation Wednesday and Thursday 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. at COPELAND'S CORAOPOLIS , 867 Fifth Ave., where service will be held on Friday at 11 a.m., Rev. Barry Mariana officiating. Family suggests donations in her name to American Cancer Society or the Humane Society.
I have so many fond memories of Linda. We were friends since grade school, graduated together, and continued our friendship way beyond high school. Her daughter, Lisa, and I are compiling photos and memories to share with the class of 1969.
I thought about making this a memorial for Linda, but decided a memory would be best suited because she is still alive in my heart. Linda and I go way back to first grade at Ben Franklin, a four grade school house. Maybe two school buses tops. Her friends were my friends! We all knew each in that school. We did Brownies, Girl Scouts. The best memories were the birthday sleep overs; although we never slept but carried on all night long! As we graduated and went on to Thad Stevens, Linda and I still kept a connection even though we weren't in the same class together. Then from there Seneca Jr. High. Linda and I still had a real friendship. Then onto Sr High; it started into a different kind of friendship where the boys started coming on the scene. Our conversations took on a whole new dimension. Then graduation, she got a job in town and so did I. We got an apartment which eventually grew to 5 room mates. We had some great times together and eventually we all married but managed to keep in touch. I remember the day that I was getting ready for work, and Linda called me and said she just had a beautiful baby girl. Sometimes I want to call Linda and talk with her, but I am enjoying the conversations I have with her beautiful daughters: Lisa Joy, and Kristy! Miss You Linda! You are forever in my heart!