Erlinda Marina Adajar

July 18, 1941December 24, 2018
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Erlinda (Linda) Adajar, loving and dedicated wife, mother, grandmother, sister and friend, passed away on December 24, 2018 at Memorial Sloan Kettering Hospital in NYC. She was 77 years old. Linda was born on July 18, 1941 in Alitagtag, Batangas, Philippines to Aurora and Dr. Lauro C. Hernandez. She was the second of ten children. Linda received her Bachelor’s Degree in Pharmacy at the University of Santo Thomas in Manila in 1964. Soon after she married Oscar M. Adajar in 1968, they immigrated to the United States and settled in New Jersey where they raised their only child, Gay Margaret. Linda was an avid world traveler and most of all a devout Catholic. Although she pursued a career in food technology Linda’s greatest role was that of a mother. She was kind and nurturing not only to her own daughter but also to many nieces, nephews and cousins who sought her advice throughout the years. She was known to many as “Mama Linda.” Linda is survived by Oscar, her devoted husband of 50 years, daughter, Gay and son-in law, Ken Kasegrande, her grandchildren Isabella and Emma, and siblings (Lettie, Larry, Cellie, Sonia, Mar, Joven, Menel and Baby). Her light will be greatly missed by all who loved her.

Viewing: Sunday, December 30th, 2018; 4pm - 8pm Mack Memorial Home 1245 Paterson Plank Road Secaucus, NJ 07094

Mass: 9:30 am on Monday, December 31st, 2018

Immaculate Conception Church 1219 Paterson Plank Road

Secaucus, NJ 07094 (Across the street from the Funeral home)

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  • Visitation Sunday, December 30, 2018
  • Funeral Service Monday, December 31, 2018

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Tess Adajar Tolentino

December 29, 2018

Ninang Linda I will always remember you for your thoughtful and gentle ways. I will never ever forget when you and Ninong Oca found the time to visit Mommy in LA when Mommy was having her chemo. Those were only one of the few times you demonstrated how generous you are of your time and affection. Even if we were miles away, you would call and send messages of concern. And one thing I admire about you is your loyalty and deep sense of faith to Our Lord that despite your own health issues others never even had an idea that you had your own personal struggle with cancer. You are one devoted wife, a loving mother and grandma and a nurturing aunt/ninang/friend to others. I will miss you my Ninang. I love you po. Salamat po sa lahat.❤

Maria(Baby) Espiritu

December 28, 2018

I will miss her so much She made me appreciate life more .....
and what I admire most of her is her passion for life .She lives her life to the fullest and always so easy to be with .I will miss our fb chat every now and then .She loves to send videos of little small things she sees while walking in her neighborhood ...For her there’s beauty in everything she sees n touch ....Love you so much Ate Linda( my last words to her) .....❤️❤️❤️❤️

Remy Cruz

December 28, 2018

I am truly saddened with the passing away of my dear friend and co-worker at IFF, Linda. She will always be remembered. Although her physical presence is no longer with us, her spiritual presence will always be a part of those who know and love her. Her loving and joyful spirit will live on and good memories remain.
She will be deeply missed by all of us. We love her and we will always keep her in our hearts, in our thoughts, in our souls...and till we meet again my dear friend...

Cheryl Segro

December 28, 2018

I met Linda by going to daily mass at Immaculate Conception Church. We become friends sharing stories of our families and friends and day to day experiences. I can’t even begin to tell you how much her friendship has meant to me! She was always there with a listening ear and a gentle & kind ♥️. We were early morning mass rosary 📿 buddies! She would always remember to pray for you or anyone who needed prayers, her faith & trust in God was truly inspiring! I sat in “her pew” in church this morning and thought of her and missed her dearly!!! My heart is broken because I will truly miss you. God placed you in my life, I ‘m so very glad He did!!! Until we meet again my dear friend, sleep well in the Peace of Christ and pray for us all! Your friend in Christ Love & Miss you terribly 💔

Marvin Macalintal

December 27, 2018

My most cherished memories of Ninang Linda (Godmother) are of vacations in Paris in the 80s when we visited the tourist spots and walked all over the city. She would be so full of life and stories. Cute as she was, she would sport colorful clothes and leg warmers; I nicknamed her Cindi Lauper. Most recently, we met up in Manila for lunch to catch up, and she was so concerned about my health and that of my Dad. Little did I know that she was going through something. I also love that she cherished moments with my Mom who had gone as well. Will miss you much! I love you, Ninang Linda!

Belen Saturay

December 27, 2018

She was my high school classmate at St. Bridget’s in Batangas. Linda together with Edith, Normita, Lala, and Lydia were the cutest group in our class of ‘57. Linda and I got in touch again here in the US after so many years; she actually searched for me. Beautiful person with a beautiful soul! She started our FB messenger chat page not too long ago to connect with our batch mates. I will miss her and will remember her devotion and inspirational quotes about her faith in God. I loved her.

Araceli Summerton

December 26, 2018

Erlinda is my classmate in high school.I met her once some two years ago in Edison NJ.I was so excited to see my cute petit young looking classmate, and that is how I remembered her.Please accept my heartfelt condolences Erlinda's family. I am sorry for your loss, sending my deepest sympathy.
From Araceli Summerton
Montreal Canada