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Mary Catherine Linza, 92, Wellsville


Mary Catherine Linza, 92, of State Route 19S, passed away on Friday, June 3, 2022 at the Wellsville Manor Care Center. She was born February 18, 1930 in Wellsville the daughter of the late John and Florence (Logue) Bastian. On August 30, 1947 in Shongo, she married her husband of 66 years, Donald R. Linza, who predeceased her on December 1, 2013.

Mary Kay was raised in Shongo, and was a graduate of Wellsville High School. Upon graduation she entered the work force and was employed by the Kaiser Glove Factory in Wellsville. A hard worker throughout her life, she made rolls for the Linza Meat Market for many years, as well as a multitude of home based employment, and loving family activities. She was a member of the Shongo Ladies Aid, and the former Shongo United Methodist Church.

She is survived by: three sons, Don (Donita) Linza of Wellsville, Stephen (Judy) Linza of Whitesville, and Todd (Sharla) Linza of Enid, OK; a daughter, Vicki (Charles) White of Wellsville; six grandchildren, Michelle Denhoff, Richard (Stephanie) Linza, Mark (Janine) Linza, Cullen Linza, Evan Linza, and Nicole White; nine great-grandchildren, with one on the way; two sisters, Shirley Bush of Holly, and Juanita Bastian of Rochester; as well as several nieces and nephews. In addition to her parents and husband, she was predeceased by: a daughter, Marilyn Ruth Linza; a grandson, Aaron J. White; and siblings, Larue Conner, Paul Bastian, and Thelma Cott.

Friends are invited to call on Tuesday, June 7, 2022 from 6:30 pm to 7:30 pm at the J. W. Embser Sons Funeral Home Inc. in Wellsville, 34 W. State Street. The funeral will follow at 7:30 pm in the funeral home. Burial will be in Yorks Corners Cemetery. Please consider memorial donations to: The SPCA serving Allegany County, 5440 NY-19, Belmont, NY 14813;or the Northern Potter Children’s Home, 4309 State Route 49 W, Harrison Valley, PA 16927. To leave online condolences, please visit 

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