Linda Carlisle Howard

July 1, 1935December 26, 2018

Linda Carlisle Howard July 1, 1935 – December 26, 2018 Linda Carlisle Howard passed away peacefully on Wednesday, December 26 in Ft. Myers, FL. Linda was born to the late Josephine L. Carlisle and William A. Carlisle on July 1, 1935, in Pittsburgh, PA.

Linda grew up in Dubois, PA, along with her sister, Lore Carlisle Sheedy, and brother, William A. Carlisle Jr. She attended DuBois High School and Mount Vernon Seminary, and graduated from Rosemont College in 1957 with a bachelor’s degree in psychology. Linda moved to Pittsburgh, PA, where she was a school teacher for special needs children and later held a position raising funds with the United Way. Linda met the love of her life, E. Patrick Howard Jr., and they were married on January 14, 1960, at St Paul’s Cathedral in Pittsburgh, PA. Linda then joined Patrick in Greensburg, PA, where they would begin their family.

The family later resided in DuBois, PA, and then, State College, PA, where they remained for nearly twenty years.

Though Linda was busy with her large family, she was a passionate volunteer with the Pennsylvanians for Human Life organization. She was also an active member of various groups affiliated with the Roman Catholic Church, as well as a volunteer at her children’s schools. Linda is survived by her husband of 58 years, Patrick and five children: Lore, Michael, Carlisle, Lisbeth, and Julie and her 11 grandchildren: Billy, Ryan, Jacob, Virginia, Charlotte, Samuel, Patrick, Henry, Moraia, Crosby, and Lachlan and great granddaughter Eisley. She is also survived by nieces and nephews and many dear friends.

Linda was preceded in death by two children, Mary Virginia and Patrick III, and siblings, Lore and William.

A memorial service will be held in memory of Linda at St. Columbkille Catholic Church, 12171 Iona Rd, Fort Myers, FL 33908 on Friday, January 4, 2019, at 10 a.m. A memorial mass will also be held in State College, PA, in Summer 2019.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made in Linda’s name to the following: American Macular Degeneration Foundation ( or the National Right to Life ( Hodges-Kiser Funeral Home is assisting the family.


  • Memorial Service Friday, January 4, 2019

Linda Carlisle Howard

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American Airlines American AIrlines

January 4, 2019

American Airlines Delivery Excellence department shares in this time of grief but also share in the love and memories of Linda Howard. We want to show Ryan Honer and his family they have our support in the form of a donation to Ms. Howard's charity of choice, the American Macular Degeneration Foundation.

Dan and Marlene Duttry

January 2, 2019

So sorry to hear this. My office was next door to Pat's in the Deposit Bank Building At Blakley and Jones. I got to know the family well as our two offices got together for some Christmas cheer before closing for the holidays. So sorry Pat. You and your family are in out thoughts and prayers.

Patti Ventra

December 28, 2018

I was a caregiver for Linda for about 2 years. In that time I got very close to her and her family. She was like a mom to me and shared family stories with me. I enjoyed spending time with her and I will miss her very much.