Early in the morning on March 23, 2021, God took one of his angels back into heaven with the passing of Linda (Scarnati) Sabina. Linda had recently lost her husband of 50 years, LeRoy Sabina, three months earlier, which completely devastated her. Even though she was no longer with him, she knew that she would be soon reunited with him in heaven, which helped to keep her spirits alive. She spoke every day about being able to be with LeRoy again soon. Linda was larger than life, even at 4 foot 9 inches, and would light up any room she was in, with her booming voice, gregarious personality, and constant optimism. Linda was a devout Christian; and believed that her positivity and love of people would be rewarded when she reached heaven. Linda ran and owned Sabina’s News on Carson Street for 30 years, before working as a lottery retailer for Duffy’s Pop and Beer from 1998 until 2021. Every customer that knew Linda knew her for her gentle nature, her kindness, and her warmth. At home, Linda spent all of her time with her two cats, her 21 year old rescue cat Tabitha, who everyone believes only survived to be close with LeRoy and Linda, and Scarface, named such as he was missing his bottom lip. Please pray for both of them as well, as they are without the two people who loved them more than anything else in the world.
Linda is survived by her siblings Robert (Barbara) Scarnati, Vivian (Raymond) Scott, Clarissa (Forrest) Dull, Paul (Donna) Scarnati, Gloria Scarnati, and Richard Scarnati. Most importantly, Linda was the perfect mother. She loved her son (Lou) and his wife Kiara with all of her heart, and was so proud of both of them, watching them grow together in Pittsburgh, and relocate to Florida. For anyone that knew Linda, she will never be forgotten, and the very mention of her name will bring a smile to their faces for eternity. Linda was a ball of energy that always got the job done. She was the most trustworthy and was always loving to all around her, and if you knew her, your life was a bit brighter because of her. All Linda ever wanted was for everyone around her to love each other and be happy. She ended every phone call with Lou and Kiara saying the exact same words, and likely did with many of you who may be reading this, “Please know every day how much I love both of you, always be good to each other, and God bless you forever.” Her face, her warmth, her comfort, and her memories will always be with us. There will be no visitation and a private ceremony will take place at the National Cemetery of the Alleghenies at some point in the future.
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