Linda Janosik Christophel, 67

Linda Janosik Christophel, 67, of Laurel, Del., passed away peacefully on Tuesday, Jan. 7, 2020. She was born on Oct. 28, 1952, in Milford, Del. She was a 1970 graduate of Laurel High School.

A beloved daughter, mother, grandmother and friend, Christophel truly lived life to the fullest through simple pleasures: chatting and playing board games with friends and family, birdwatching, collecting local crafts and antiques, and participating in community watch.

She will be remembered for her wonderful sense of humor and dedication to her family. She had a natural ability to reach people in a deep and positive way with her generosity, doing all she could to better lives and make people smile. All who loved Christophel dearly will never forget her tenacity, wit, charm, grace (when pertinent), and undying love and caring for them. She was a devoted animal lover and has cared for every animal imaginable, short of lions, tigers and bears.

Christophel was preceded in death by her father, John P. Janosik. She is survived by her mother, Mary L. Janosik; sisters, Christina J. Palmer of Severna Park, Md., and Lori J. Morrison and husband, Barry, of Laurel, Del.; daughter, Casey L. Christophel of Laurel; son, Kevin J. Christophel and his wife, Alison, of Laurel; daughter, Kariane L. Christophel and her fiancé, Eric McGinnis, of Rehoboth Beach, Del.; two granddaughters, Ashton M. Christophel and Kenley L. Christophel; nieces, Amy Heffernan, Lindsay Morrison, Sally Lugasi and Alexandria Palmer; nephews, Ross Lugasi and Kyle Morrison; and numerous cousins and friends.

The family expressed their thanks for the wonderful help and care given by Nanticoke Memorial Hospital.

A memorial service will be held at 3 p.m., with visitation starting at 1:30 p.m., on Sunday, Jan. 19, 2020, at Portsville United Methodist Church, 31060 Dogwood Lane, Laurel, Del. A celebration of her life will follow the service, with food and fellowship. Arrangements are by Hannigan, Short, Disharoon Funeral Home Laurel, Del. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions are suggested to Good Samaritan Shop; P.O. Box 643; Laurel, DE 19956.