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Ratzman, Linda M. August 24, 1951 - November 3, 2021

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



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    Ellie Keating says

    I am so sorry to hear about Linda. I met her at Pepper Geddings gym in Myrtle Beach. She was a delight! I especially enjoyed hearing about her tap dancing experiences. My condolences to Steve and their family.

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    Pat and Bud Shepard says

    Steve and family, Bud and I are so sorry to hear about Linda’s passing. May the Lord wrap His arms tightly around you to comfort you. Bud and Pat Shepard

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    Gary & Karen Justus says

    Steve and family. We are so sorry for your loss. Linda was a special lady. My first memory of her is when she would bring cookies out to those of us who were busy getting set up for the the 1987 Farm Science Review in Columbus. Our thoughts and prayers are with you in this very difficult time.

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    Ken Brown says

    Steve, Joy Marie , Barry and the entire family, I share in your feeling of loss. Linda was a dear friend for so many years, and even though we hadn’t been together for a few years (too many!) the memories are sweet. She was a fine person, and always a Laker at heart. Love Y’all!

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    Jim Antonicello says

    Linda was a good person and great neighbor for 8 years! I was surprised and saddened to hear she gotten sick and passed away! My heartfelt condolences to Steve and the family! Pampas Drive will not be the same without Linda sitting on her porch talking to all the neighbors!

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    Louise Brown says

    Steve and family. So very sorry for your loss. Prayers…

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    John and Kate Rushton says

    Linda was a special, joy filled person and we considered ourselves blessed to be her neighbor and friend. We extend our deepest sympathy to Steve and her family. She will be deeply missed.

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    Jay Brown says

    I am so sorry I learned of Linda’s passing late. My heart hurts for my old friend Steve and the family. I met Linda in 1965, and even then she was a treasure.

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