Linda Deutsch

Linda J. Deutsch

Thursday, July 22nd, 1948 - Friday, March 5th, 2021
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Linda Jayne Deutsch,-72, passed peacefully in her sleep, at her home, on March 5th, 2021.

She was born in Philadelphia and worked for over 20 years as a bus driver for the Egg Harbor Township school system. She was devoted to her family, an amazing baker, professional get-together comedian, and a beacon of light in the lives of everyone she interacted with. Her love for her family was immense, and her adoration for her children and grandchild will be forever cherished, and sorely missed. She was an avid knitter, baker, home chef, and an absolutely amazing grandmother. Her love of coffee, love of chocolate and the notion to "Eat Dessert First", will be forever remembered by her friends and family. She truly enjoyed experiencing joy with other people, and never hesitated to spread her infinite love as far as she could muster. Her quips, bed-time stories and songs will live on in the hearts of not only the children she had an impact on, but most of the students she drove to school for many years.

She is predeceased by her Parents, Charles and Gladys Eckert, and her beloved husband, Harold Deutsch. Survived by sister and her husband Jackie and Joe Carey of Medford; daughter and her husband, Brooke and James Waples of Pennsville; son and his wife, Charles and Ayessa Toler, of Falls Church, VA; and grandson Jordan Toler, of Egg Harbor Twp.

The love and adoration she shared with her family was so intense, she was constantly lighting up telling stories about her children's feats, and especially loved talking about, and showing everyone, her dog, Luna. Linda will be missed infinitely, and by a large number of people, but she will live on in all of our hearts.

Viewing will be held on Friday, March 12th 9:30 A.M.- 11:30 A.M, with services at 11:30 at Boakes Funeral Home, 6050 Main St, Mays Landing, NJ. Her internment will be Monday at Brigadier General William C. Doyle Memorial Cemetery with a private ceremony for immediate family @ 11:30. Social distancing and masks are required for attendance.
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  • Visitation

    Friday, March 12th, 2021 | 9:30am - 11:30am
    Friday, March 12th, 2021 9:30am - 11:30am
    Boakes Funeral Home
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  • Service

    Friday, March 12th, 2021 | 11:30am
    Friday, March 12th, 2021 11:30am
    Boakes Funeral Home
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  • Interment

    Monday, March 15th, 2021 | 11:30am
    Monday, March 15th, 2021 11:30am
    Brig. Gen. William C. Doyle Veterans Memorial Cemetery
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Warren Fipp

Posted at 09:03pm
I am deeply saddened to learn of Linda's passing. During my 20+ years of working with Linda with the Egg Harbor Township School's Transportation Department, she always had a smile on her face and something funny to say. Linda was bright, energetic and fun to be with. She loved her Special Needs children she drove to school everyday on her school bus. Linda would come in to the office at least once a week to share her bus stories and how (her children) were so amazing, despite the difficulties they encountered every day. She was truly a special person and I am fortunate to have known her.
On behalf of the Egg Harbor Township School District, our bus drivers and co-workers, Linda will always be in our thoughts, our hearts and our prayers. She was a special person and I will never forget her.
Warren "Skip" Fipp

Kathie Gamber Fischer

Posted at 07:42pm
My condolences to your family. I went to high school with Linda who always seemed to have a smile on her face and willingness to help. Didn't matter if it was for a dance or homework, always their to offer help. I was so glad to see her at the 50th reunion of Pleasantville Class of 1966. I haven't lived in New Jersey since 1983, but she is always one I contact when visiting. Our group will miss her and that wonderful smile of hers.
Kathleen A. Mathis Gamber Fischer
Las Vegas, NV 89147

Peggy Mallen-Walczak

Posted at 06:37pm
Linda was my son Michaels' kindergarten school bus driver. She was always so jolly and fun loving. She took great care with all of her passengers. She took special care with my son, Michael, since he was born with major heart defects. On Halloween Michael and I were outside waiting for the school bus. I looked down the street and could not believe what I was seeing. A ghost was driving the school bus. When the bus pulled up to the house and Michael saw the driver he freaked out. Linda and I laughed and laughed. She had to take off her sheet to show Michael that it really was Linda, his bus driver. It was like a scene from a movie. Something I will never forget. I know Linda is up in heaven flapping her wings, singing and dancing. Whenever I would bump into her even years later, she always asked how Michael was doing. God Bless her family and friends. Linda was special with a heart of gold.
Peggy Mallen-Walczak

Love, Margie & Harry, Susan & Edgar, Bruce & Dolores

Posted at 10:08am
Our prayers are with you, along with many memories and lots of laughs.
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Pat Sprague

Posted at 11:39pm
Linda Jayne Deutsch was one of a kind! She was my best friend, my Road Trip buddy and my sister from another Mother. We played Bunco together and she was my student in Ceramic classes. We called her the Glitter Goddess... boy did she love the glitter! When my Granddaughters were little, we had Tea Parties. Linda would show up in a fancy hat , gloves and always put her pinkie up when she sipped from her cup! On visits to our Cabin in the Poconos, she would stand on the porch and call out, “Oh Deer, Oh Deer” and they would always show up! We always found unique places to visit on our many Road Trips.... we are listed in the Guinness book of World Records when we each painted a coat of paint on the Largest Ball of Paint. We visited the largest ball of twine and the Worlds largest Treehouse......and on and on...... When her health started to decline we talked a lot about writing a book about our many adventures. Those memories will live in my heart forever. Writing that book will not be the same without her.........
....She didn’t have an easy life, but, she was the strongest woman I have ever known. She always tried to look on the bright side....even at her lowest she put a smile on her face to make someone's day a little brighter. She will be missed by many.

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