Linda Jean Gilsdorf Resident of San Mateo 66, passed away Wednesday, August 27, 2014 after a brief and sudden illness. She is survived by daughter, Angela Teldeschi, and grandsons, Tyler and Alex Huber. Linda was a loving mother, grandmother, sister, co-worker, and friend, who brought joy and love to all she encountered. Retiring from the airlines after 36 years, Linda spent an additional 10 years tirelessly serving as a Sister of Mercy Associate, at the Burlingame Motherhouse. The middle child of eleven siblings, Linda made special efforts to forge strong bonds with each of her brothers and sisters, traveling throughout the US for fun and fellowship. Linda loved to travel, and especially enjoyed the beach. An avid reader, Linda shared books and stories, eager to engage in lively discussion over clever themes or plotlines. Family connection was key for Linda. When she turned 50 years old, Linda started a tradition of sisters-weekends, gathering all six Gilsdorf sisters together for special times. The next reunion is planned for October 3rd, where she will be honored and missed. Linda added laughter, love, and light to the world; the angels smile as she joins their ranks. Vigil Monday, Sept.1st at 7:00 pm. Viewing starts at 6:00pm Sneider, Sullivan, & O’Connell’s 977 S. El Camino Real San Mateo, CA 94402. Funeral Tuesday, Sept 2nd at 10:30 am Sisters of Mercy 2300 Adeline Drive Burlingame CA 94010. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations can be made in Linda Gilsdorf’s name to The Sisters of Mercy at the address above.
Published in San Jose Mercury News on Aug. 30, 2014 –