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Linda Irene (Malnofsky) Starry

April 10, 1954 ~ April 17, 2020 (age 66)


Linda Irene (Malnofsky) Starry, 66, of Derry, died Friday, April 17, 2020 at her home. She was also affectionately known as Bing and Aunt Lala. She was born April 10, 1954 at Fort McClellan, AL, a daughter of the late Robert and Sophie (Steiner) Malnofsky. Linda most recently worked for Greensburg Care Center as a nurse. She lived for spending time with her grandchildren and was an above and beyond presence in their lives. Besides her parents, Linda is preceded in death by her brother Bruce Malnofsky. Linda is survived by her daughter Jennifer R. McDowell and fiancé Erik Barnhart of Derry Twp.; two brothers Robert Malnofsky and wife Karen of Robinson and Michael Malnofsky and wife Sue of Bolivar; one sister Sandra Uncapher and husband James of Blairsville; two grandchildren Mykaela Starry and Matthew McDowell; admired ex-son in law and friend Lawrence McDowell of Derry; and also numerous nieces, nephews and friends. The family has entrusted the Matthew X. Merlin Funeral Home, Inc. 529 North Chestnut St. Derry, PA.724-694-8331 with the funeral arrangements. A funeral service will be held at later date. In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to Action for Animals 386 PA-217, Latrobe, PA 15650. Online condolences may be made at

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