ALEXANDRIA BAY-Linda J. (Shambo) Welsh, Age 46, resident of Alex Bay and a former resident of Croghan, passed away on Tuesday, January 8, 2013 at St. Josephs Hospital in Syracuse due to circulation complications caused by her battle with cancer.
Linda was born on August 6, 1966 at Lewis County General Hospital. She was born to William and Kathleen Shambo (Zehr) of Croghan. Linda was married to her husband Kevin on May 31, 2003 at Boldt Castle in Alex Bay. Recently, Kevin and Linda reconfirmed their marriage at St. Cyrils Church in Alex Bay. Linda had a beautiful daughter Melanie A. Shambo born June 13, 1990.
Some of her accomplishments were graduating from Beaver River Central School, receiving a paralegal degree, cosmetology license and nursing license. Linda was an active member in the community. She was involved with the American Cancer Society, American Red Cross, a member and board member of Watertown Sunrise Rotary Club, American Legion Auxiliary serving as President of Jefferson County and Post 904 in Alexandria Bay. Linda was also a strong advocate for the AUSA (Association of the United States Army). In 2009 Linda was awarded the United Way of Northern NY Community Spirit Award. Additional honors that were awarded were several military coins for her hard work. The most prestigious award was presented to her from the Commander of Fort Drum.
Linda has left behind her husband Kevin, a daughter Melanie, mother, father, two brothers (Earl and Joseph) and many nieces, nephews and cousins.
Calling hours will be Friday, January 11th from 2pm – 4pm and from 7pm – 9pm at the Croghan Mennonite Church. The funeral is set for 10am Saturday morning at the Croghan Mennonite Church with the Rev. Douglas Comstock, Pastor of St. Cyrils Catholic Church officiating. A reception to follow. Burial will take place in the Spring. Arrangements have been entrusted to the Adirondack Funeral Home, Croghan.
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Lewis County Hospital (Fund of Hope) 7785 N. State St. Lowville, NY 13367 or The Volunteer Transportation Center N. Hamilton St. Watertown, NY 13601 where she was the deputy director. Online condolences may be made at www.adirondackfh.com.
We will always carry your memory in our hearts. Rest in Peace.