Harriman, Lynda Jo

On October 26th 2023, Lynda Harriman (76) of Newark, Delaware was called home to the Lord.

Lynda Jo Harriman was born on February 25, 1947 in Wilmington, Delaware to Edward and Helen Buckalew. The oldest of four sisters, Lynda attended Mt. Pleasant High School, where she was a member of the girls’ basketball team and the marching band.

On April 17 1965, Lynda married her first love, Richard G. Harriman. Lynda and Richard lived happily together for 43 years before Richard’s death in 2008. Lynda and Richard had four children who survive them: Richard G. Harriman Jr., Helen E. Gehr (Craig), Jennifer L. Edinger (David), and Jason A. Harriman (Amy).

Lynda was grandmother to nine grandchildren: James, Joshua, Jimmy, Jessica, Andrew, Aaron, Jacob, Ava and Henry. And, she was great-grandmother to four great-grandchildren: Calum, Lucas, Riley, and Penelope. Lynda loved her grandchildren with all her heart, and was known fondly as either “Gram,” “Granny,” or “Oma.”

Lynda was preceded in death by her sister Cindy. She is survived by her sisters Barbara Miller (Howard) and Tina Malm (Bill); and, her sisters Susan Wilson (Cecil) and Terri Kraft (David).

Lynda was an absolutely self-less woman who sacrificed everything for the people that she loved. She volunteered religiously at her church, and continued to work beyond retirement in order to improve the lives of others. Lynda was an avid reader, who loved receiving yellow roses from her husband.

Lynda will be deeply missed by her family and friends, who welcome everyone to join in a celebration of her life at the Ogletown Baptist Church (316 Red Mill Rd, Newark DE 19713) from 2:00pm to 6:00pm on November 4th 2023. In lieu of flowers, please send donations to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. Interment will be private.

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