Linda Marie Caggiano, 64, of Apopka, FL died peacefully on December 14, 2019. Linda is survived by her daughter Kristi (Erik) Paxton of Galloway, OH, and her grand-daughters, Amber Riggins, BethAnn Weber and Whitney Paxton. Also surviving Linda are her 2 sisters, Patty (Bruce) Delong of Carroll, OH; Becky (Jeff) Leyser of Berkeley, CA; her brother John (Crystal) Lude of Fredericktown, OH; and her sister-n-law Gail Lude of Belmont, OH; and several nieces and nephews. She is predeceased by her parents Dale Lewis Lude, Jr. and Charlotte Ann Lude; her brother, David Lude; her sister, Ruth Mennom; and her grandparents, Edith & William (Bill) Gregg and Harriett & Dale (Papap) Lude, Sr.
Linda was born on October 1, 1955 in Wheeling, WV. She helped with chores on the farm, had a paper route, and learned the meaning of hard work at an early age. Linda graduated Lexington High school where she was voted prom queen. She married just after high school and had one child. She remarried but later divorced in 1990. She moved to Florida and traveled continentally with her job. She loved to paint and was a collector of many things.
She will be deeply missed by her friends and family and all who knew her.
A funeral service is scheduled for 1:00 pm on January 11, 2020 at the First Unitarian Universalist Church of Columbus, 93 West Weisheimer Road, Columbus, Ohio, 43214. Becky Leyser will officiate.
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made towards the purchase of a tree that will be planted in her memory. Donations may also be made in memory of Linda Marie Caggiano to T.E.A.M. Which is “Teachers and Educators in Art Material.” Please be clear in your designation.