Linda Blum

March 14, 1945 - September 24, 2017

Visitation: Friday 4-6 p.m. Devlin Funeral Home of Cranberry. 2678 Rochester Road, Cranberry Twp., PA 16066

Service: Saturday 2 p.m. at Sherwood Oaks, Cranberry Twp. 100 Norman Drive, Cranberry Twp., PA 16066

Linda F. Blum, age 72, of Cranberry Twp., wife of Jim Blum, died on September 24, 2017. Born March 14, 1945 in Union, NJ. Her life long dream to be a teacher was realized when she graduated from Gordon College with a degree in elementary teaching. Her teaching career started at the elementary school she attended, and ended 25 years later upon retirement from that same school.

More important than teaching was her desire to glorify her Load and Savior Jesus Christ. The desire was shown to others through her love for them. This love was beyond what any human could accomplish in their own strength. It was truly a gift from God. She used her God given art and craft talents for His glory. She was most known for her rock paintings of the characters of the Nativity. She loved to paint, quilt, knit, make purses, and other crafts, and was open to any new craft shown to her.

Linda and Jim were married 27 years. They made their home at Sherwood Oaks over three years ago where their many friends among residents and staff made her Life complete. She was a gentle woman whose actions showed that she was a servant of her creator God.

Survived by her husband Jim, step-children Eric(Jennifer) Blum, and Edward Blum; step-grandchildren David, Anna, Zander, and the late Elijah. Also survived by many loving family and friends.

Family and friends will be received Friday from 4-6 pm at DEVLIN FUNERAL HOME OF CRANBERRY, 2678 Rochester Rd. Services will take place Saturday at 2 pm at Sherwood Oaks. In lieu of flowers, donations may be sent to Gordon College 255 Grapevine Rd, Wenham, MA 01984 or Dutilh United Methodist Church 1270 Dutilh Road Cranberry Twp., PA 16066.

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  • Herman J. (Smitty) Smith, Jr.

    Dear Jim and family:
    Please accept my sincerest condolences for the loss of your dear wife. Yet, since she was a faithful follower of Christ during her life, we rejoice that she is now present with her Lord Jesus. In 2010, the Lord took my dear wife, Denise, home to be with Him. So, I have some idea how your must feel–the bitter sweetness. Whatever your feelings as you walk through this difficult time, the Lord is good. Psalm 23. You will see her again.

    You may remember me. I graduated from Gordon College in 1970.

    May the good Lord bless you,


  • Deb Walsh

    God bless such a wonderful woman.

  • Judy Flickinger

    First met Linda at Word of Life Camp in Schroon Lake New York. we were part of the staff summer of 1968. Have remained friends ever since,, mostly by letters and occasional visits! I will miss those letters that came regularly! She truly loved the Lord with all her heart and showed compassion,love and concern! Blessed with artistic talent !Looking forward to seeing her in Heaven!


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