Linda Marie (Burkey) Haluska

Jan. 14, 1956 - Aug. 30, 2018


Linda Marie (Burkey) Haluska, 62, Bethlehem, passed away peacefully on Thursday.

She was born in St. Boniface, daughter of the late Russell and Katheryn Burkey.

Surviving are her husband of 41 years, Wayne “Ike” Haluska; a daughter, Keri Hoffman and husband, David, of Jenkintown; a son, Matthew of Mount Wash­ington; a grandson, Owen of Jenkintown; and a brother, James Burkey of Hastings.

She was preceded in death by three siblings: Judy Born, Sheila Peters and Joseph Burkey.

Linda graduated from Cambria Heights High School and attended Penn State University. She began her career in the banking industry at Merchants National Bank and was most recently working at BB&T in Bethlehem Township.

She was a loyal Penn State fan and enjoyed attending football games in Happy Valley. She was a longtime parishioner of Our Lady of Perpetual Help Catholic Church, Bethlehem.

Linda was a devoted wife, mother, grandmother and friend. She will be remembered for her endless kindness and her generous heart. She was dedicated to supporting all of the activities of her children during their school years, and she especially enjoyed time spent with her grandson.

Friends will be received from 11 a.m. to noon on Tuesday, Sept. 4, 2018, at Our Lady of Perpetual Help Church, 3219 Santee Road, Bethlehem. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at noon on Tuesday after the viewing. Interment will be held at St. Boniface Cemetery at the convenience of the family. Arrangements are by Connell Funeral Home, Bethlehem.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Animals in Distress, P.O. Box 609, Coopersburg, PA 18036, or to American Cancer Society, Adler Place, Bethlehem, PA 18017.