Linda J. (Cearfoss) Riley

October 12, 1950 ~ March 2, 2020 (age 69)

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Linda Jean Riley, 69

Lowellville - Linda Jean Riley, 69, died late Monday evening March 2, 2020 following an extended illness.

Linda was born October 12, 1950 in New Castle, PA, a daughter of the late William J. and Alberta F. (Demi) Cearfoss.

Linda was a 1968 graduate of Lowellville High School and attended Youngstown State University. She was a dedicated mother, grandmother, and homemaker.

Ms. Riley was a lifelong member of the former Lowellville Presbyterian Church.  She served as Church Secretary, Clerk of Session, and taught Sunday School and Bible School for many years.   

Linda is survived by her daughter, Shannon (Jeffrey) Flauto of Poland; five grandchildren, Alex (Tiffany) Flauto of Poland, Marc Flauto of Boardman, Paige Slima of New Brighton, PA, Rhianna Moore of Campbell, and Joshua Boswell of Niles; great-grandchild, Katrina Slima; and her dear friend of over 65 years, Martha (Carl) Noble of Lowellville.

A memorial service will be held on Saturday, October 10, 2020 in honor of Linda's 70th birthday at 11:00 a.m at the First Presbyterian Church of Youngstown, 201 Wick Avenue in Youngstown with Dr. Reverend Rebecca Kahnt officiating.  Family and friends will be received one hour  prior to the service. There will be a luncheon in the church's Helen Chapel immediately  following the service.  Interment will be at the Lowellville Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorial contributions be made to Animal Charity of Youngstown (Mahoning County Humane Society) or to Friends of Fido (Mahoning County Pound).    

The family would like to extend their gratitude to Dr. Daniel Barton, Lisa Kniska, CNP and the staff of Boardman Dialysis Center for over 10 years of love and care.    

Arrangements are being handled by Cunningham-Becker Funeral Home, 270 N. Main Street in Poland.  

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October 10, 2020

10:00 AM to 10:45 AM
First Presbyterian Church of Youngstown
201 Wick Avenue
Youngstown, OH 44503
Guaranteed delivery before the Visitation begins

Memorial Service
October 10, 2020

11:00 AM
First Presbyterian Church of Youngstown
201 Wick Avenue
Youngstown, OH 44503
Guaranteed delivery before the Memorial Service begins


Animal Charity
4140 Market Street, Boardman OH 44512

Friends of Fido c/o Mahoning County Dog Warden
1230 N. Meridian Road, Youngstown OH 44509

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