Linda R. Binder

October 22, 1942December 29, 2018
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Linda R. Binder, age 76, passed away on Saturday, December 29, 2018. Linda was the daughter of the late Anthony and Edith Melchione and was a graduate of Rahway High School. A resident of Union, New Jersey for most of her life, she spent her career working as a secretary for a private law firm and the County Government until her retirement in 2005.

Linda is survived by her loving husband Ralph Binder; her daughters Kimberly Kane and husband Dan, and Dana Izbicki and husband Ed; her son Scott Binder and wife Gina; seven grandchildren; her brothers Rocco Melchione and wife Roberta, and Anthony Melchione and wife Toni.

Linda enjoyed the beach and skiing, but her greatest joy was being with people. She lived her life for her family and friends and will truly be missed by all who knew and loved her.

Visitation will be held on Wednesday, January 2, 2019 from 4:00 – 8:00 PM at the McCracken Funeral Home, 1500 Morris Avenue, Union, NJ. A funeral service will be held on Thursday, January 3rd at 10:30 AM at Crossroads Christian Fellowship, 2815 Morris Ave, Union, NJ, followed by entombment at Hollywood Cemetery, 1621 Stuyvesant Ave, Union, NJ.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association in Linda’s name.

Fond memories and expressions of sympathy may be shared at for the Binder family.


  • Visitation Wednesday, January 2, 2019
  • Funeral Serivce Thursday, January 3, 2019
  • Entombment Thursday, January 3, 2019

Linda R. Binder

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Dolores Jones

January 8, 2019

Linda was a special lady she was so kind to me when I was. Very sick I will never forget her taking my hand and saying a special pray for me . It was a very touching and rewarding experience.

Linda you are a peace with the lord no one will forget the impact you had all your friends rip

Lucille DeDeo

January 4, 2019

I have fond memories of Linda and her beautiful family and friends from time spent at the Union Elks Club when our families were young! The warmth of her greeting , her beautiful smile, her pleasant personality and gift of laughter made everyone feel special! May she rest in paradise and may her family and friends embrace their cherished memories and feel comforted by the gift of her love💞
With Heartfelt Sympathy, Lucille DeDeo

Doris Cichino Beiswinger

January 3, 2019

Linda was always a very special people person! We knew each other for many years, she was in my Mom's Brownie/Girl Scout Troop, in Madison School together and Rahway High School. Always a sparkling personality and one of the most pleasant to be around! She is at peace now with our Lord. Linda will always be remembered; and, when we think of her, bring a smile!

With Deepest Sympathy,
Doris & Wayne Beiswinger

David Issenman

January 2, 2019

I remember when I interviewed Linda to be our secretary at Gerson and Issenman. The interview occurred at the Elks Swim Club Bar. We were both in bathing suits; I hired her on the spot! It was the smartest thing I ever did. She turned out to be a good friend and the best secretary ever! Rest In Peace Linda.

Diann Catino

January 1, 2019

Linda certainly was a people person. I feel so lucky to have known her through our many PTA years. My heartfelt condolences go out to her husband, children, grandchildren and family. May she rest in peace! Diann and Richard Catino

Dave and Rhonda Giacomarra

January 1, 2019

There are many fond memories of Linda to forever hold in our hearts. Wishing the entire family peace to bring comfort.

Wayne Chapman

December 31, 2018

I can't remember a Summer Day at the Union Elks from my childhood without Mrs. Binder's warm and embracing smile coming to mind. My Mom always counted on Linda to keep an eye on me while she was chasing after my five sisters. God Bless You and ALL YOURS Mrs. B and thanks for being that sweet set of eyes trained to that young Knucklehead !!

Jean Perkins

December 31, 2018

My favorite one was at her surprise birthday party. I think it was at st Luke’s church hall . After an enormous surprise she happily and graciously introduced everyone in the room to one another! Such a happy day and a skill she had of always enfolding everyone. May God bring her peace.

Marilyn Manan

December 31, 2018

My condolences goes out to the family. May the many prayers and words of encouragement bring a measure of comfort to the family.

Jim Temple

December 31, 2018 of the nicest people I've ever known, all the way back when I first met her just out of high school when we both worked at Prudential in Linden. She had that special smile and and talent that raised the spirits of all who shared her company. My next meeting with Linda was in the late 60's when she appeared at the Killington ski house with Ralph. More good fun and smiles were in the air whenever Linda was around. May perpetual shine on her. Jim T.