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Deborah S. (Zduniak) Linkes

July 22, 1949 ~ January 5, 2019 (age 69)


Deborah S. (Zduniak) Linkes, 69, of Leechburg, PA, passed away on Saturday, January 5, 2019 in her residence.

A daughter of the late Chester Zduniak and Helen (Rimkunas) Madarasz of Leechburg, she was born July 22, 1949 in New Kensington, PA.

Deborah was employed as a scheduler in the Finishing Dept. by Allegheny Ludlum for over 35 years. She had been a member of St. Gertrude Roman Catholic Church in Vandergrift.  Her community involvement included being a member of the Board at her Credit Union for 25 years and a volunteer of the Leechburg Food Bank.

Survivors include her husband of 28 years, Lawrence R. “Larry” Linkes of Leechburg; her mother; her daughter, Megan Haugen (James) of Austin, TX; two grandchildren, Annika and Pierce Haugen; and a sister, Victoria Ann Forester of Ford City.

Friends welcomed by her family on Thursday, January 10, 2019 from 4-8 PM at Clawson Funeral & Cremation Center, 170 Main Street, Leechburg (724-842-1051).  Parting Prayers of Transfer will be held at 9:15 AM on Friday, Jan. 11, at the funeral home, followed by Mass of Christian Burial at 10 AM at St. Gertrude Roman Catholic Church, 303 Franklin Ave., Vandergrift, with the Rev. James H. Loew, O.S.B. officiating.  Interment following at St. Catherine Cemetery, 614 Evergreen Road, Gilpin Twp. 

In lieu of flowers, donations in Deborah’s name may be made to the Leechburg Food Bank, c/o Cross Roads Community Presbyterian Church, 271 Main St., Leechburg, PA  15656.  Condolences to the Linkes family may be offered at

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January 10, 2019

4:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Clawson Funeral & Cremation Center, Inc.
170 Main Street
Leechburg, PA 15656

Parting Prayers of Transfer
January 11, 2019

9:15 AM
Clawson Funeral & Cremation Center, Inc.
170 Main Street
Leechburg, PA 15656

Mass of Christian Burial
January 11, 2019

10:00 AM
St. Gertrude Roman Catholic Church
303 Franklin Avenue
Vandergrift, PA 15690

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