Linda Irene McKnight, 78, of Wall Township, NJ, died Monday, October 2, 2023 at her home surrounded by her family. Born in Neptune, NJ, Linda was a lifelong resident of Wall Township. Linda worked as a teacher at Ocean Christian School and was a Line Supervisor at Sonetronics, West Belmar until her retirement in 2002. She was a member of Grace Bible Church, Allenwood, NJ where she participated in Sunday School and Women’s Bible Studies. Linda enjoyed reading scripture, gardening, baking, canning and sewing. She was also an avid fan of Jeopardy and Wheel of Fortune. She was a devoted wife and mother who loved entertaining with family at holiday gatherings, birthday parties, and family dinners.
Linda was predeceased by her parents, George and Edna Borden and her siblings Wendy and George. Surviving are her devoted husband of 58 years, James George McKnight Jr., 4 daughters, Lori A. Dumont of Holland, PA, Wendy L. McKnight of Wall Township, NJ, Cindy M. Barry and her husband Patrick of Brick, NJ, Jenni L. DeCarlo of Oceanport, NJ, 4 granddaughters, Amanda A. Barry, Mae I. Dumont, Kaithlyn I. Barry, and Nina DeCarlo. She also leaves 2 sisters, Judy Hayes of Woodland Park, CO, Barbara Cherry of Wall Township and many nieces and nephews.
Visitation will be Friday, October 6, 2023 from 5-8pm at the O’Brien Funeral Home, 2028 Hwy 35 at New Bedford Rd., Wall. Funeral service will be Saturday, October 7, 2023, 9:30am at the funeral home, followed by burial in Monmouth Memorial Park, Tinton Falls. For more information or to send condolences please visit http://www.obrienfuneralhome.com. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to Grace Bible Church, Susan G. Komen or Pulmonary Fibrosis Foundation.