May 18, 1941July 10, 2011

ALPERS, LINDA, 70, of Miami, FL, passed away on July 10. 2011. She was the beloved wife for 19 years to Andrew: loving mother of Susan (Orin) Sands and Michael (Ann) Rosenblatt: stepmother to Lisa (Raul) Gerards: dear sister to Paul Glance and Vonna; cherished grandmother of Jesse, Noah, Joshua, Melissa, Ruly: adored great-grandmother of Jayden & Jianna. Active member of the Reunion committee for the Miami High School Class of 1959, Linda will be missed by all who knew and loved her. Contributions in her name can be made to the American Lung Association. Services held on Sunday, July 17, 2011 at 3:00 PM Riverside Gordon Memorial Chapel at Kendall, 5900 SW 77 Ave , Miami, FL 305-274-0641. Interment will be held on Monday, July 18, 2011 at 1:00 PM at The South Florida National Cemetery in Lake Worth, Fl Arrangements under the direction of Riverside Gordon Memorial Chapels at Mount Nebo (Kendall), Miami, FL.


  • Memorial service Sunday, July 17, 2011
  • Interment Monday, July 18, 2011


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Susan Sands

July 11, 2012

A year has passed, it's hard to believe. I miss her every day. Love you, mom.

Nancy Moody

July 10, 2012

Blessings to all Linda's loved ones. We knew each other for years and it was great to reconnect with her at the 50th. She will be remembered in the hearts of many.

Susan Sands

July 22, 2011

Mom's gift was bringing people together and even though she's left us, she's still working at it. It is a sad time, but I am so grateful that so many of her dear friends are sharing their memories of her and taking time to be with us and help us as we prepare to go on without her. She was a very lucky woman to have so many special people in her life and for such a long time. Thank you all for being so good to her, and to us. She will be missed but I am comforted in knowing that she will be remembered so fondly by those whose lives she touched.

With much love, her daughter

Barbara Sager Bow

July 15, 2011

Dear Andy, Susie and Mike,
I wish I could be with all of you during this trying time, as Linda was with me many years ago. I am so glad we had resumed our friendship after so many years.
Linda was the even keel in any storm that challenged her and those she loved. She always epitomized strength of character, loyalty, saneness and calm.
May the void in our lives be filled with the loving memories she has left for all of us. She will remain forever imprinted in our hearts and minds.
With love-

Ed & Milly Fleck

July 15, 2011

Dear Andy and family, Milly and I are deeply saddened in our hearts at Linda's sudden passing. More than anyone in our Miami High class of 1959, Linda leaves a legacy unparalleled. She has left us with the mementos, the directories, the photos, and most important, the memories of every one of our high school reunions starting in 1969 up to our 50th in 2009. A person does what Linda did only because of her love for people, and for Miami High. Her devotion, commitment, and caring about others were her hallmarks. Linda will never be forgotten.

Mardi Goldenberg

July 15, 2011

Have known Linda since Shenandoah. She was a very special kind of person who will be missed by one and all.
Deepest sympathy,
Mardi [Jacobson] Goldenberg

Dianne Horner - Webb

July 15, 2011

Shenandoah Jr. High, then on to MHS, what a beautiful life we have lived and shared. Gone too soon but loved and remembered for her tireless work and joy she brought to others. Deepest sympathy to Andy and the family.

July 15, 2011

Hardy Katz and I will cherish the memories of working together on the 50th Reunion with Linda. I remember when we met at the old Doral Hotel(Miami Beach Hotel and Spa) for the first time.....recounted old times ..stories, and agreed right away that the Hotel would be the perfect place to have our reunion. She and Andy were always the first to greet us at all the reunions as we first all walked tags, drink chits, and meal tickets, etc.
It is very hard to lose a friend of 60 years with a heart as big as life.
Our deepest condolences to Andy and the family......

Judith Dub ler Mish

July 14, 2011

Linda and I started at Coral Way Elementary together and continued to Shenandoah Jr High and then to Miami High. Her mother was my scout leader and I remember so many great times and laughs. Linda will be remembered by many for her tireless effort in seeing that we had amazing reunions, bringing together so many, after so long. May Linda always be remembered for a blessing.

Nancy Mcintosh Moody

July 14, 2011

I'm so happy that I was able to visit with Linda for a short while at our 50th. She did a lot of work for the class of 59 and we all appreciate all the work that she did to keep us together. Blessings to you all at this time. Her smile will be in your hearts as it will be with so many.