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Linda S. Pavia

June 13, 1950 - December 9, 2020


Burial will be in the Great Lakes National Cemetery, Holly, MI.  A celebration of life will be held at a later date. 

Linda Pavia, 70, of Harsens Island, MI, passed away Wednesday, December 9, 2020.  Born June 13, 1950 to Dale and Geraldine (Myers) Kuhlman in Toledo, OH, she was raised in Perrysburg, OH.  Linda graduated from Perrysburg High School in 1968.  She was a member of marching band, concert band, and a majorette during high school years. 

Linda graduated from Bowling Green State University in 1972 with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Home Economics.  She then taught in the Clyde-Green Springs School District.  Most recently she worked at MORC (Macomb-Oakland Regional Center).

On August 3, 1996, she married Francis “Frank” Pavia.  During their 21 year marriage, they enjoyed boating, trips to their Florida home, and gatherings with family and friends.  Linda was an accomplished musician; she was an expert flute player, pianist, and organist.  She was the alternate organist of Our Lady on the River Parish St. Mark’s Catholic Church, Harsens Island, where she was a long time member.  She was also the winter organist at St. Paul’s Protestant Church on the island.

Among her other talents, Linda was an avid crafter which included sewing, crocheting, and knitting.  She was a member of the Reader’s Cove Library and the St. Clair Community Singers.

Preceded in death by her parents, her husband, and her brother-in-law, Thomas Bosl, Linda is survived by her sisters Carol (William) Overmyer and Debra Bosl; step-children Joe (Rachel Chambers) Pavia and Jennifer (Tim) Burd; step-grandchildren Joey Pavia Jr., Tyler Burd, and Madeline Burd; nieces Amy (Ryan Landi) Overmyer and Emily (David) Spooner; nephews Kurt Overmyer and Kevin (Taylor) Bosl, and dear friends Barbara and Dan Persyn. 

Burial will take place at the Great Lakes National Cemetery, Holly, MI.  A celebration of life will be held at a later date.  Arrangements by the Gilbert Funeral Home, Algonac, MI.

Memorial contributions may be directed to St. Clair Community Singers, c/o Madonna J. Knotts, 230 Manor Park Dr., East China, MI 48054-1544 or Reader’s Cove Library, P.O. Box 28052, Harsens Island, MI 48028.