The Herald, Sharon, Pa.

September 21, 2013

Linda L. Portz

N.C. woman, 1966 Farrell grad, retired from Macy’s


---- — Linda L. Portz of Raleigh, N.C., formerly of Sharon, lost her battle with cancer Saturday evening, Aug. 31, 2013, at Duke Raleigh Hospital in Raleigh. She was 64.

She was born Sept. 8, 1948, in Sharon, a daughter of Mary Shanley and Thomas Steiner.

Linda graduated from Farrell High School in 1966.

She worked for Macy’s until her recent retirement.

Linda loved going to the beach with her family, taking her dogs to the park where she enjoyed time with her friends and rooting for the Pittsburgh Steelers.

She leaves behind her husband, Russel Portz, whom she married May 22, 1981; a daughter, Jennifer Garrison and her husband Brad, Columbus, Ohio; a son, Dennis Gereb, Toledo, Ohio; four stepchildren, Laura Eckenrod, Greensboro, N.C.; Cheryl Portz, Medina, Ohio; and Michael Portz and Steven Portz, Raleigh, N.C.; and three sisters, Viola Starr, Hubbard; Rose Marie Russo, Hartford; and Carol Augustine, Masury. She also leaves a sister-in-law, Jane Steiner, Hubbard; and grandchildren, Will Garrison, Dustin Portz, Brennan Portz, Audrick Portz and Ellse Portz; numerous nieces and nephews; and her beloved puppies, Daisy and Cocoa.

Linda was preceded in death by her sisters, Betty Greb, Eleanor Pringle and Kathleen Slezak; and her brother, Jim Steiner.


Linda L., 64, of Raleigh, N.C., formerly of Sharon.

Calling hours: None. Visit to view this obituary and to send condolences to the family.

Service: Funeral service at 11 a.m. Saturday (9-28-13) in First Presbyterian Church, 22 Westview Ave., Hubbard.

Burial: Hillcrest Memorial Park, Hermitage.

Arrangements by Kelley-Robb-Cummins Funeral Home, 709 North Main Street, Hubbard.