Ethelind Appleton Giltinan Eddy
July 6, 1929- January 16, 2016
Ethelind A. Eddy, 86, of Verona PA, died peacefully Saturday, January 16, 2016 of natural causes. Linda, as she was known, was a tireless force behind gardening, public gardens and education through her volunteer and board work with the The Garden Club of Allegheny County, The Phipps Conservatory, and The Pittsburgh Garden Center. One project was the outdoor garden at Phipps Conservatory. Linda helped to transform this garden from an ignored and deteriorating public space to being recognized as one of the jewels of this city. Her energy, humor and strong organizational skills were central to any project or program she with which she was involved.
Mrs. Eddy was born in Charleston WV on July 6, 1929 to David M. Giltinan and Elsie Q. Smith. She attended Smith College, Northampton, MA in 1951 with BA in English. Following her marriage to Tom Eddy, she moved to Pittsburgh. Linda embraced Pittsburgh with gusto, charmed by the town and people. Linda focused on her family from her children, through to the many levels of aunts, uncles and cousins that that stemmed from her southern roots. Linda was known for her dry wit, bright personality and distinct laugh she shared with friends.
Mrs. Eddy was predeceased by her husband, Thomas P. Eddy. She is survived by daughter, Elizabeth Q. Cassetti (Robert) of Trumansburg, NY ; son, Thomas P. Eddy (Jennifer) of Ipswich, MA; daughter Louisa Blair DeVan (Michael) of CharlestonWV; and son, David A. Eddy (Kristin) of Phoenixville, PA. She is also survived by her grandchildren, Katherine Cassetti, Alexander Cassetti, Gibbs Eddy, Dale Eddy, Eliza Eddy, Caroline Eddy and Sarah Eddy.
Friends and family will be received at Shadyside Presbyterian Church, Saturday, February 6 at 10 a.m., one hour prior to the 11 a.m. funeral service at the church. A private internment will be at Allegheny Cemetery.
Remembrances may be made to Phipps Conservatory, One Schenley Park, Pittsburgh, PA 15213. Arrangements by John A. Freyvogel Sons.