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Linda Ozga

January 17, 1951 — August 8, 2023

Linda Ozga, 72, of Bethlehem, passed away on Tuesday, August 8, 2023, surrounded by her children. Born on January 17, 1951 in Passaic, NJ, she was the daughter of the late Frances (Graziano) and John Hanisko.

Linda was a thoughtful, compassionate and loving mother, grandmother, sister, and aunt. She cherished spending time with her family and cared for them dearly.

She valued the beauty and peacefulness of Nature and appreciated a breeze through her hair, the sun on her face, and floating in the water. She enjoyed growing veggies in her garden and finding joy in God's gifts, which couldn't be purchased. Her Faith and family values were very important.

She was generous to family, charitable causes and home shopping networks. She enjoyed listening to music, reading, creating clever household solutions, and watching comedies. Her sense of humor, jokes and special expressions provided the gift of laughter.

Linda had a soft spot for animals and treated her pets (Tiffany, Tosha, Buffy and Snoopy) like family members. Above all, she loved her family, and always put them first. She could always be counted on to prepare holiday and Sunday dinners and ensured you were always well-fed.

As a Cub Scout den leader and a softball coach, she focused on the importance of "set up" and "being prepared," which followed her throughout life. She was very particular in her visions, strong-willed and kind-hearted.

She was a graduate of Clifton High School, furthered her education, and was employed as a Unit Clerk and Medical Receptionist for 20 years in the healthcare industry.

Linda is lovingly remembered by her daughter, Debbie Costello of Allentown; son, Steve Ozga of Bethlehem; brother, John Hanisko of Las Vegas, NV; sister Karen DeProspo of Newton, NJ; granddaughters, Jordan and Hailey Costello; a niece and nephews. Linda was preceded in death by two grandchildren, Sean and Ashley Costello.

A visitation to celebrate Linda's life will be held on Wednesday, August 16, 2023, from 6-8 p.m. at Connell Funeral Home, 245 E. Broad St. Bethlehem, PA 18018.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Thursday, August 17, 2023, at 10:30 a.m. at St. Anne's Catholic Church, 450 Washington Ave. Bethlehem, PA 18018.

A private burial will follow at St. Nicholas Cemetery in Lodi, NJ.

Since Linda's favorite color was light green, the family invites you to incorporate a light green accessory with your wardrobe when attending services to honor her memory.

In lieu of flowers, and due to her love of animals, memorial contributions may be made to Peaceable Kingdom to an animal shelter of your choice.

To order memorial trees or send flowers to the family in memory of Linda Ozga, please visit our flower store.

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Thursday, August 17, 2023

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