Linda Vallese Ashcroft, 76, of Athens, died Wednesday morning, October 11, 2017 at her home.
She was a native of Canada, and lived many years in Hamburg, NY and Athens, TN. She was a daughter of the late Judy Gawar Wilson and the late Louis Frances Vallese. She was also preceded in death by a grandson Charles Edward Fistola, III.
She was a member of the Family Worship Center, and was a Beautician for many years.
Linda is survived by her husband of 57 years, Retired Captain Edward Ashcroft of Athens and formerly of Hamburg, NY ; three daughters and one son-in-law, Darlene Greg of Athens, Marilyn and Ronald Kaczmarek of Buffalo, NY, and Laurie Ashcroft of Athens; several grandchildren; great-grandchildren; several nieces and nephews; sister and brother-in-law, Anne and Ross Book of Jerseyville, Ontario Canada; and two step-brothers and sisters-in-law, Joe and Kimberly Wilson of Indiana and Clarence(Chuck) and Lori Wilson of Athens.
A funeral service will be held, 2:00 pm, Saturday, October14, 2017 in the chapel of Smith Funeral Home. The family will receive friends from Noon-2:00 pm, Saturday, at the funeral home prior to the service.
In lieu of flowers the family suggests memorials be made in Linda's honor to Roswell Park Cancer Institute-Pediatric Oncology Dept., Elm & Carlton Streets, Buffalo, NY 14263.