Obituary of Linda Stevens
Linda Charlene Stevens, aged 68 of Pulaski, formerly of Richland, passed away on Monday, August 21, 2017. She left her earthly body to be with her Lord surrounded by her children, at Community General Hospital in Syracuse.
She married Donald Bellinger in June 1970 in Orwell. They separated in 1989. Together they raised six children. Surviving are: Cherilyn (Andrew) of Lyons, Evie (Jeff) of Trumansburg, Marissa (Ismael) Aguilar, Suzanne (Kerry) Kimball, and Daniel (Sande), all of Pulaski. She was predeceased by one son, Gregory James Bellinger, who died at age 19, in a motorcycle accident in June 1989.
Ms. Stevens was born August 25th, 1948 in Syracuse, daughter of Eldora M. (Thomas) Reynolds and Sgt. Guy E. Stevens, and lived most of her childhood in Orwell. She graduated from Sandy Creek High School and studied Secretarial Science at SUNY Morrisville. After her separation, she lived in California and Hawaii; she was a secretary to the Mayor of Honolulu during the 1990's.
Mom loved scrapbooking, music, Scrabble, and traveling. She lived in many states as a child, including Alaska and Texas, being the daughter of an Army Sergeant. She had a beautiful singing voice; one of her favorite hymns was "In the Garden." Some of her favorite singers were Cher, Evie, and Taylor Swift. She was in a car accident in 2000, which left her in a wheelchair.
Besides her children, she leaves behind one sister, Rita (Chuck) Williams of Parish, and two brothers: Terry (Dorothy) Stevens of Rochester, and Anthony Cavallaro of Binghamton. One brother, Guy "Steve" Stevens died in 2006. Also mourning her death are many nieces, nephews and eight grandchildren: Anabella Reville of Trumansburg; Sarah, Joshua, and Elijah McCray; and Daniel, Gabriel, Mina, and Rafael Aguilar, all of Pulaski.
The family will hold a memorial service on her birthday, Friday, August 25th at 3 pm at Evergreen Cemetery in Orwell, where her parents and beloved son are interred. There will also be a wake for family and friends who wish to pay their respects later in the day, times (to be announced) posted on Facebook.