Linda L. Crowley

Feb 16 1931
Nov 18 2020
89 Years

Linda L. Crowley, 89, of Cochranville, passed away on Wednesday, November 18, 2020, at the Brandywine Hospital. She was the beloved wife of Raymond A. Crowley, Jr. with whom she shared 40 years of marriage. Born in Providence, Rhode Island, she was the daughter of the late Frank Bernhardt and Jessie Greene Bernhardt.

Linda was employed for 25 years as an administrative assistant to the Dean at  Cheyney University.  She attended St. Malachi Chapel.

She is survived, in addition to her husband, by four children; Michele Ann Holsclaw and husband Kevin of Fullerton, CA, Laura Rose of Los Gatos, CA, Mary England and husband Brad of Yakima, WA and Tom Routhier, Jr. and wife Sniega of Corona, CA, seven grandchildren, one great-grandchild, three stepchildren; Raymond Crowley, III of Sidel, LA, Michael W. Crowley of Earleville, MD and Kathleen Pappas and husband Greg of Wilmington, DE. She was preceded in death by two sisters and one brother.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Monday, November 23, 2020, at 10:30 AM at St. Malachi Chapel, 76 St. Malachi Rd, Cochranville, PA 19330. Visitation at the Chapel from 9:30 AM to 10:30 AM. Interment will follow in the adjoining cemetery.

Arrangements have been entrusted to the Wilde Funeral Home, Parkesburg, PA. Online condolences can be posted at

Service Date: 
Nov 23 2020 - 10:30am
Service Location: 
St. Malachi Chapel, 76 St. Malachi Rd, Cochranville, PA 19330


Courage Ray, Bill's praying for you! Time can not erase the lines that love has traced.
Your friend, Bill (Psalm 46:1)

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There are no words that can be said for your loss Ray. She was a sweet person, good neighbor and Jackie, my beloved dog, loved being with her.
She will be dearly missed

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Thanks for all our sweet calls, holiday and birthday packages exchanged, "Cat Who..." books we've shared, my travels over the years to the Friendship Church Road homestead in every kind of weather, and the love and life that outlasts even the stars that will shine - tonight! I love you Mom for all your funny-special ways of saying things, intense interest in antiques and historical places, lovely crafts and sewing, all your flower and veggie gardens & your  beds of lavender out front (don't forget that flower-draped mailbox!), and your heart filled with beloved critters. I love your desire to feel connected - to Ray, to a long series of cats and dogs, to us "kids", to St Malachi's Church, to that neighborhood you made your own with Ray for so many years. Love and peace for you Ray, and thank you Ray for all your years of love and care, especially your deeply appreciated and tasty home-cooked meals everyday for someone so special - Mom. With my heart and in the Spirit and Love of Christ, Laura

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Mom, I took my first steps alongside you and I carry you in my heart always. You were loveable and loved. Now, you are dearly missed but never forgotten.  

"....whatever is true, whatever is noble, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is pure... think about such things." Philippeans 4:8 

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“There are some who bring a light so great to the world that even after they have gone the light remains.” — Unknown 

I saw you in yesterday's sunset, Mom. You were light and life to those who loved you. I have faith that we will see you again. 

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Ray and Family, I am very sorry to hear of Linda's passing. She was a wonderful woman who will be missed by many. My thoughts and prayers along with Gods strength to all.

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We all met on Zoom this moring at 7:30 PST just as Mom's memorial started at St. Malachi's. We shared love and tears and faith and hope. All in Mom's loving memory. 

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Dear Mom, a tiny virus may keep us from standing here with you and Ray and all who love you at this special moment, but great big love is present for you from all of us - your daughters Michele, Laura, Mary and your son, Tom. From each of us please take a blessing: 

The joy of the firstborn, Michele, whom you saw rise high with educated honors, a nurse with a caring heart and sharp mind, a bright researcher who brought her own husband and two sons to see you and Ray over the years, who has kept home and heart on two coasts, who understood you and stands with you in that joy now. 

The heart of a poet and watercolor artist whom you call “Laurie”, the one who answers to that and the call of the Lord Jesus who made all wild things, and who shares with you a love for creation and critters. The one who read your high school essay in the dusty attic when she was a kid and realized “Mom’s a writer!” and who went on to write and become a literature teacher. May you speak the eternal language of love.

The sweetness of Mary, so strong and determined, who earned degrees in language, a speaker of English and Spanish who translated the years of her growth into a Latter-Day-Saint family of her own, who brought you grandchildren and your first great-grandchild!  The one you nicknamed “Mary-mouse” who’s become so much bigger in spirit and love.

Your son Tom, who’s become a man with deep heart and the power of a true husband and father, who defends and cares for those he loves, who is honest and has his own funny way of saying things, who shared many hours and a love of boats with you and Ray on the Chesapeake, who has a musical heart - a player of electric and acoustic guitar, the band leader, the one willing to take risks, with a mind willing to look deep ideas in the eye, the one willing to laugh at himself and others. Your son, Tom.  

From all of us, a blessing Mom - enjoy the sweet air in the Grace of God. 



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