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Linda K. Straka

January 13, 1947 November 1, 2022
Linda K. Straka
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Obituary for Linda K. Straka

Linda K. Straka, 75 of Gettysburg, PA passed away on Tuesday, November 01, 2022 at the York Hospital.

She was born January 13, 1947 in Sutton, West Virginia daughter of the late Donovan E. & Kathleen (Marple) Wood. Linda is survived by her beloved husband of 42 years, Jack Straka.

Linda earned a BA from Glennville College and a Masters of Art from Marshall University. Early in her career she was a Management Analyst for the FCC in Gettysburg. But for most of her career she had worked as an educational specialist and later as department chief with FEMA’s National Emergency Training Center in Emmitsburg, MD for 27 years, retiring in 2012. Linda was a member of St. James Lutheran Church in Gettysburg and the National Active and Retired Federal Employees Association. Linda was a student of history, avid reader, enjoyed golfing with her husband and friends at Mt. View Golf Club and the former Gettysburg Country Club. In retirement, Jack and Linda had traveled to many destinations in the United States and other interesting spots throughout the world.

In addition to her husband, she is survived by her son, Brian R. Sinnett and his wife Rhonda of Gettysburg, brother-in-laws, Stephen Straka of Port Republic, MD and George Straka of Oregon, sister-in-law, Martha Stark of Conyngham, PA and a number of nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles and cousins. Linda was predeceased by her sister, Donna Sue Boynton and a brother, J. Edward Wood.

The family will receive friends from 12:00-2:00 PM on Monday, November 7, 2022 at the Monahan Funeral Home in Gettysburg followed by a private graveside service and interment at the Evergreen Cemetery in Gettysburg. In lieu of flowers, memorials can be made to the Adams County SPCA, 10 Goldenville Road, Gettysburg, PA 17325. Online tributes and condolences can be made at

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Monahan Funeral Home

125 Carlisle Street
Gettysburg, PA 17325

Monahan Funeral Home
125 Carlisle Street Gettysburg 17325 PA
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