Linda Lea Pursell Waite
September 3, 1948 ~ March 22,  2015

Linda Lea Pursell Waite, 66, of Erie, died Sunday, March 22, 2015, at Golden Living Center - Walnut Creek, following a brief illness.  She was born September 3, 1948, in Erie, daughter of the late Harry Pursell and the late June Ballman Fuhrman.  She attended Tech Memorial High School and worked at Value City, Little Anthony's Pizzeria and Rainbow Connection Thrift Store.  She belonged to St. John's Lutheran Church.  Linda loved adding to her collection of lighthouses and enjoyed gardening and watching movies. 

 In addition to her mother and her father, she was preceded in death by two sons, John M. and Richard D. Olson and a brother, Donald Pursell.
Survivors include her husband of 28 years, Robert J. Waite; two daughters, Brenda Austin of Erie and Anita Fay and husband David of Spartansburg, PA; two sons, Daniel S. Estes and wife Julie of Erie and Joshua Waite and wife Alicia of Harborcreek; a brother, Charles Furhman and companion Jeannie Cavalier of Erie; three sisters, Charlene Miller and husband Thomas of Millcreek and Melodie "Dee Dee" Porfilio and husband Joseph and Christine Pursell, all of Harborcreek; 15 grandchildren, Jennifer Duck, Crystal, Stephen, Thomas and Amber Fay, Shane and Brett Austin, Terry and Kiya Stone; Kayla Estes, Deanna Olson, John Olson, Jr.and Julian, Mason and Nolan Waite; stepchildren, Tina Waite, Cheryl and Dana Long, Robert and Lisa Waite and Jason and Sara Waite, and their families; 12 great-grandchildren; several aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and cousins; and her dog, Sassy.
     Friends may call Thursday 3 to 5 and 7 to 9 p.m. at the Scott Funeral Home, 2104 Myrtle St.  A service will be held there Friday at 11 a.m. with the Rev. Erik Young of St. John's Lutheran Church officiating.  Burial will be at Erie Cemetery.


I learned of Linda's  passing from Rich,  my good friend. I created this page to honor her.  Please feel free to email comments, memories, photos and music. I will post them here.

March 25, 2015
Take comfort in knowing that now you have a special guardian angel to watch over you.
The Cleveland's, Norfolk, Virginia

March 25, 2015
 I'm so sorry to hear about Linda. I worked with her at Value City. She was truly a wonderful person. My thoughts and prayers go out to her family.
God Bless.... ~ Holly Trojan, ERIE, Pennsylvania

March 25, 2015
Catherine prindle

March 25, 2015

You will forever be in our heart's Grandma
Love Deanna & JJ ~ Deanna & John Jr. Olson
Norfolk, Virginia

March 25, 2015
Will miss you. We had some great times

March 25, 2015
So sorry to hear of your loss .I loved working with Linda at Value City. My prayers are with you.
Heidi Migliaccio, Erie, Pennsylvania

March 25, 2015 She was the strongest, bravest, and kindest woman I've ever known, and I am so blessed to have had the privileged to call her ma.
Patricia Olson,
Norfolk, Virginia

March 25, 2015
Rest In Peace. You will be missed by so many.
Sharron Phennicie
McKean, Pennsylvania

 March 25, 2015
Brother Robert, Sorry to hear the loss of your wife & my Sister-in law. She was a wonderful & sweet lady. she had the biggest heart.
She will be missed by family & friends. RIP Linda.. Love to all, sorry I can't be there..
Ruth Mann
Bradenton, Florida