Linda A. Barrett, 75, of Ocean City, passed away Tuesday, May 28, 2019 in her home with family. Born in York, Pennsylvania on August 18, 1943 as the oldest of 5 children. She is survived by her brother, Rance Hulshart. She was preceded in death by her mother, Rosaleen T. Hulshart; step-father, Carl Hulshart; and her siblings, Karen Sheely, Sheila Hess and Victor Lee Hulshart, all of York, Pennsylvania.
She is survived by her children Ronald Barrett and his wife Hagit, Andrea Barrett-Robbins and her husband Daniel and Tara Barrett-Shrieves and her husband Robert; 11 grandchildren, Michael Cooper, Ashleigh Lewis, Holland Lewis (Stephanie), Shawn Lewis, Daniel Robbins, Jr.(Courtney), Brianna Gravenor (Chase Treadwell), Kallie Gravenor, Maia Barrett, Karin Barrett, Jonathan Barrett and Jacqueline Barrett; 6 great grandchildren, John David Cooper, Aubrey Cooper, Judson Cooper, Aurora Hayward, Jaxyn Bernstein, Jayce Lewis and Maverick Treadwell as well as countless nieces, nephews, and friends.
Linda was a graduate of Albright College where she obtained her bachelor’s degree in Psychology. Linda was an Ocean City business owner with her late husband, John David Barrett, for more than 30 years and worked as a care giver and volunteer at Diakonia Thrift Shop, Atlantic General Hospital and FORGE Youth and Family Academy. She loved spending time with other members of the community and was known for her kindness, smile and silly sense of humor, but her passion has always been with youth. Linda was often called “mom” by many during her involvement with her children in Worcester County Schools from 1975 to 1990 and has spent the last four years as the official grandmother to dozens of youth members at FORGE Youth and Family Academy in Pittsville, MD.
A brief memorial service and celebration of life is being held at Fager’s Island in Ocean City on Sunday June 2, 2019, from 1:00-4:00 p.m.
In honor of Linda and her passion for youth in the community and in lieu of flowers, donations may be sent to FORGE Youth and Family Academy, Inc. 5930 Box Iron Road, Girdletree, MD 21829.
Arrangements are in the care of Eastern Shore Cremation and Funeral Service a division of Holloway Funeral Home, P.A., 504 Franklin Avenue, Berlin, MD 21811. Please visit www.easternshorecremation.com to express condolences to the family.