Lynda K. Thilly
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Lynda K. Thilly
She was born Sept. 14, 1947, in Chicago, to the late Dr. Willard H. and Mary Kay (Schuler) Love. Lynda and her husband Colonel (USAF Ret.) Walter T. "Ted" Thilly were both raised in Danville, Pa., and would have celebrated their 50th anniversary on Oct. 25, 2019.
Lynda graduated from Danville High School in 1965 and from Bucknell University in 1969. Lynda was once asked on an exam to describe Zen as she knew it. Her answer was "I know what it is but can't put it into words." She received an A.
She traveled with her husband and other friends to many countries and actually lived in Germany and England. While in England, she helped to raise pheasants for the local Rod and Gun club. While living in Las Vegas, she began an interest in the travel industry. Later she managed a travel agency in Bloomfield, Conn. After moving to Towson, she worked primarily for Commerce Travel where she had many friends. In addition to the typical aspects of the travel industry, Lynda was selected to help with the travel arrangements for the annual baseball cruises of the Baltimore Orioles, the Boston Red Sox's and the San Diego Padres. She loved working with all the cruisers and baseball players and they loved her despite her near zero knowledge of baseball. For years Lynda participated with her two Schnauzers in the Pets on Wheels program at Collage Manor in Lutherville and more recently worked with the hospice program at Stella Maris in Lutherville, Md., where they were very impressed that Lynda had actually met the English nurse who started hospice after World War II.
Additionally, Lynda served her local home owners association for years as secretary as well as heading the welcoming committee. Lynda also helped start and worked with the family support group of the Maryland Air National Guard. Lynda was a constant gym goer and participated in yoga and palliates classes where she had many very close friends.
Lynda loved to travel and did so on business in the travel industry as well as with her husband. One of her favorite places to vacation was Stone Harbor or Avalon, N.J. For more than 50 years, whenever possible her family would spend at least two weeks at the shore.
Lynda was a loving wife, sister, sister-in-law, aunt and even a great-aunt and will be missed by all. She is survived by her husband; two sisters, Susan K. Love and Mary Lynne Love; sister-in-law, Joan (Thilly) Harmon and husband Jeff; brother-in-law, William Thilly and wife Elena Gostjeva; nephews and nieces, Nicholas Hussong, William Thilly, Gretha Thilly, Walter Thilly, Audrey Thilly, Fedor Gostjeva, Kim Harmon; and great-nephews and nieces, Benjamin and Kate Harmon, Diana and William Thilly. Lynda loved all of you plus your families.
A celebration of Lynda's fun-filled life will be held at a future date.
Please, no flowers, however, if desired, you may contribute to your favorite charity in her honor.
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