Linda Sicuro Obituary
Linda Lou Sicuro
March 17, 1935 - December 28, 2018
Linda Lou Sicuro passed away peacefully on December 28, 2018 in the picturesque seaside community of Edmonds, Washington. She was 83 years young. The daughter of Benjamin and Agnes Rockman, and the twin sister of David Rockman, she was born in Warren, Ohio on St. Patrick's Day, March 17, 1935. She attended St. Mary's Catholic School for 12 years in Warren where she met her true love and soulmate Dr. Natale A. Sicuro. They married on August 3, 1957 after she completed nursing school and became a registered nurse (RN) and settled in Northeast Ohio. She gave birth to three children from 1958 through 1962, and shortly after they all began attending school, she continued her nursing career. She worked as an RN in a variety of capacities for over 35 years in acute care facilities, as a school and vocational nurse and was a pioneer in home care working with the Visiting Nurses Association.
While she officially retired from nursing in 1989, Linda also served as the First Lady for three universities in support of her loving husband Natale who was the President of those institutions. Her love for people and magnetic personality made her the perfect ambassador and co-pilot with the numerous activities and fund raising events common in the life of a university President's family. Linda also earned her Bachelor's degree during Natale's tenure at Southern Oregon University in 1981.
Linda and Natale moved to Palm Desert in the early 90s and lived an incredible life with many friends and family for over 25 years. Their time in the desert together was blessed with four grandchildren who often visited and became the highlight of their lives.
After residing in all four corners of North America, the Midwest and traveling the world, Linda and Natale moved to the Seattle area in 2016 to be closer to their children and grandchildren.
Linda is survived by her twin brother David Rockman of Denver, Colorado; her children Christine Sicuro-Fouty, Dr. Paul Sicuro and Michael A. Sicuro; and her grandchildren Natalie, Daniel, Abbey, and Jody.
Linda never met a stranger and befriended countless people touching the hearts and enriching the lives of everyone around her. She was a devoted Christian, attending services frequently wherever she lived or visited. Linda enjoyed traveling, movies, teddy bears, puppies, shopping and eating her favorite meal with family, especially a tasty dessert. Most of all she was passionate about caring and being with her family with unconditional love, especially for her beloved Natale whom she cared for up to his passing on December 20, 2017.
The family plans to have a series of celebration of life memorials in Denver, Colorado; Ashland, Oregon; and Palm Desert, California over the course of the next few months. Linda has requested that in lieu of flowers or other memorial items that donations be provided to the American Cancer Society.
For more information, contact: Jeanne Stallman, Executive Director, Outreach and Engagement, email@example.com.