Linda L. Zaleski Gragg

October 10, 1951March 15, 2012

Linda L.M. Zaleski-Brady-Gragg, age 60 of Kent, passed away Thursday, March 15, 2012, at her home following a long battle with lung cancer.

She was born October 10, 1951, in Cleveland, Ohio, a daughter of the late George and Rosalie (Skerl) Zaleski. Linda is survived by her husband Gary Gragg, whom she married 29 years ago on March 28th. She is also survived by her daughters Tami (Joe) Brady-Bender and Tara Brady-Bennett, sisters Rosalie (Matt) Golias and Val Zaleski, brothers George (Carmen) Zaleski, John Zaleski, and Lenny (Marie) Zaleski, as well as many loving nieces, nephews, great-nieces, and great-nephews. She was preceded in death by her brother Alexander Zaleski.

Linda worked for Ametek in Kent. She was a member of the Kent American Legion Post 496. Linda was a helpful and generous person. She had an outgoing, feisty personality that attracted people to her. Family gatherings were always hosted by Linda, and she cherished the time spent with them. She also loved the outdoors, tanning, nature, and especially her cats.

Friends will be received Monday, March 19, 2012, from 4:00 – 7:00 PM at the Wood-Kortright-Borkoski Funeral Home, 703 E. Main St., Ravenna. Chaplain Joseph Lee will officiate the service immediately following at 7:00 PM.

Condolences and memories may be shared at Linda’s family would like to express their sincere gratitude to the staff of Summa Hospice for the care and compassion during her illness.


  • Funeral Service Monday, March 19, 2012
  • Visitation Monday, March 19, 2012

Linda L. Zaleski Gragg

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Tami Brady-Bender

April 12, 2013

Mommy it's been a year and my heart still aches every second of every day for you to be with me. I do not wish for your pain but wish for you to be here but that is just the human contact selfishness. I love you with all my heart and soul and am so sad this had to happen to you. I love you mommy!!!!!!

Tami Brady-Bener

November 17, 2012

Wow how I miss you so much. The holidays already suck so bad. I love you with all my heart and soul. It is so hard without you around me. I love you mom. Tami

Judy (Fisher) Proffitt

March 30, 2012

Tara and Tami, My deepest sympathy to you and your dad. My thoughts and prayers are with you at this time. Your mom was a wonderful woman.

March 20, 2012

She will be missed, I am Mike Holbrooks girlfriend, I am sorry I was not able to attend, I work at the Mustard Seed store and I have bad hours but still wanted you all to know my prayers and thoughts have been with you all in this hard time. I am so sorry. Linda was a great person.

Judi Tilley

March 19, 2012

Tami you are my best friend and I love you and your mom. She will be sadly missed but never forgotten. She is the nicest person that I know. My kids miss her just as much as I do and they never got to meet her. She will be watching over you.

Sharon Pittman

March 19, 2012

Gary and Family,
I am so sorry for your loss you are in our thoughts and prayers.

Sharon and Ryan Pittman

George & Pastor Carmen Zaleski

March 19, 2012

Our thoughts and prayers are with you in your time of grief. May your memories bring you comfort.

March 19, 2012

Tami and Joe,
I am so sorry to hear about your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. Love and miss you guys!

Misty Mihaly

March 18, 2012

Tami, Joe and family,

Mike and I would like to extend our deepest sympathy to you at this difficult time. We are sending prayers and love your way.


Mike and Misty Mihaly

March 18, 2012