Linda Brix Piritz Faella passed away on Sunday, August 29th, 2021. She was born November 16, 1942 in Schenectady New York, to Otto and Genevieve Piritz. Linda grew up in Hoosick Falls New York, on her family’s 500-acre dairy farm. She graduated from Hoosick Falls High School in 1960 and later earned an Associate’s degree at SUNY – Cobleskill.
After graduation, Linda spent her summer at the Jersey shore working at the Surf Club in Ortley Beach. With her love for the Jersey shore, she decided to stay. She then worked at Jersey Shore Medical Center and Community Medical Center in their Radiology departments. Linda met the love of her life, Chuck, they married in 1966, beginning their life together and starting a family. Linda later worked at Toms River Regional Schools as the Food Service Director for the district’s 18 schools. She retired after 25 years of service to spend more time with her grandchildren in New Jersey and Texas. Linda and Chuck traveled frequently between their home in New Jersey and their winter home in Southwest Florida. Her passions included boating, fishing, golf, and playing games. Another one of her passions was cooking, and she was well known for all her delicious dishes. Linda loved watching her grandchildren play sports, and would travel near and far to catch a game.
Linda was preceded in death by her parents. Linda leaves her loving husband of 54 years, Chuck and their children Michael (NJ) and Susan (John) Marker (TX); Grandchildren Mikie, Caitrin, Molly (NJ), Katie and Jessica (TX); Brother Ronald Piritz and his wife Sally (CA) and their three children, Evan Piritz (CA), Jerry Piritz (TX) and Amy O’Connor (CA). Her Aunt Bertha Alden (NY), as well as many relatives living in Hoosick Falls, NY and South Carolina.
Services and burial will be private at a later date. In lieu of flowers, we ask that donations be made in Linda’s name to J. Phillip Citta Regional Cancer Center via rwjbh.org/community-medical-center/giving/
We would like to thank friends, neighbors and family for their love, prayers and kindness that were offered throughout.