On Wednesday, November 3rd, 2021, Linda Ratzman of Myrtle Beach, SC a loving wife, sister, mother, and grandmother passed away peacefully at home at the age of 70.
Linda was born on August 24, 1951 to Henry and Rose (Mollico) Huber in Jersey City, NJ. She received her Bachelor’s Degree from Glassboro State College in Glassboro, NJ (now Rowan University) in 1973. She taught math in Columbus, OH and in NJ. On July 1, 1973 she married Steven Ratzman. They raised a son, Barry and a daughter, Joy Marie.
Linda had many talents; math, cooking, hosting, turning a house into a home, and friends into family. She spent many hours teaching her children and grandchildren math or cooking, in person or even over the phone. Linda loved to host family and friends for any occasion, always cooking enough for the entire neighborhood. She had a love of music that she shared with her children and granddaughter and years later she continued this love herself by learning guitar and relearning piano. One of Linda’s favorite pastimes was shopping for and with her children and grandchildren, spending time with them or time thinking about them and what would make them happy. Linda had a way of making any house into a home, welcoming family and friends openly.
Linda was preceded in death by her father, Henry Huber and her mother Rose Huber. She is survived by her husband of 48 years, Steve, her two children, Barry Ratzman and Joy Marie Ratzman, granddaughter Athena Ratzman and two grandsons Matthew Ratzman and Andrew Ratzman as well as a brother, Ed Huber.
Visitation will be Thursday, November 11th, 2021 from 10:00 am – 12:00 pm at The Jewish Center of NW New Jersey, 115 Youmans Avenue, Washington, NJ 07882. The funeral service will follow at 12:00 pm at The Jewish Center of NW New Jersey, led by Rabbi Andy Dubin. Burial will be at the Easton Cemetery, 401 N. 7th Street Easton, PA 18042 following the service.
Arrangements are under the direction of the Cochran Funeral Home, Hackettstown, NJ