The Tribune Democrat, Johnstown, PA


April 9, 2014

Linda Jean Ream

CRANBERRY TOWNSHIP — REAM – Linda Jean, 62, Cranberry Township, Pa., went to be with her Lord and Savior and passed peacefully surrounded by her family at 9:25 p.m. Tuesday, April 8, 2014, at VNA Inpatient Hospice. Born Jan. 17, 1952, in Johnstown, to Jean (Wilson) Wentz and the late Harvey Wentz. Member of Discovery Christian Church. Linda was employed by CDS Costco Demonstration Service in Cranberry Township. Mrs. Ream enjoyed home decorating, walking, exercising, gardening and her flower gardens. Survived by her husband, Paul A. Ream Sr., whom she married on May 22, 1971; daughters, Laurie Boone, and husband, Robert, Cranberry Township; and Carrie Johnson, and husband, Robert, Koppel, Pa.; son, Paul A. Ream Jr., Cranberry Township; grandchildren, Ian and Spencer Boone; mother, Jean (Wilson) Wentz; brothers, Roger Wentz, Johnstown; and Mark Wentz, Johnstown; sisters, Judy Wentz, Gloucester, Va.; and Robin Wentz, Johnstown; nieces, Stacy Dees, Melisa Seidl, Tara Peters, Melissa Mahoney and Elizabeth Mahoney; and nephews, David Mahoney, Eric Wentz, Todd Wentz, Dustin Wentz, John Dietz and Michael Dietz. She loved her family and friends with all her heart. She sacrificed for them and gave her life for them and will be sadly missed. This is not the end but just a beginning of her second life in heaven, where she will be awaiting those who love Jesus will join her in God’s time. Visitation will be from 9:30 to 11 a.m. Saturday, April 12, at Regional Learning Alliance, 850 Cranberry Woods Drive, Cranberry Township, Pa. 16066. A tribute service will immediately follow at 11 a.m. with Pastor Bryan Gratton of Discovery Christian Church. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be to VNA Inpatient Hospice, 115 Technology Drive, Butler, Pa. 16001, in memory of Linda Ream. Online condolences can be given at

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