Linda Holsinger

01/30/1944 - 09/16/2021

Obituary For Linda Holsinger

After a difficult battle with cancer, Linda Jeanne Bogan passed away peacefully on September 16th, 2021, surrounded by loved ones.
Born January 30th, 1944, in Baltimore, Maryland to Roland Bogan and Catherine Woody, Linda was always cheerful and had an amazing smile. She always wanted to be a teacher and loved helping others. Linda graduated from Brooklyn Park High School in 1962. Then she attended Towson College and Old Dominion University earning her teaching certification.
Linda was loved by her students and staff at Kempslanding, Kempsville HS, Bettie F. Williams, and College Park ES in Virginia Beach. She made lasting impressions and friendships spanning for over 40 years. She married Felix R. Villa-Lobos of Santa Barbara, CA and had 4 children together. In 1985, she married Dr. John R. Holsinger, Eminent Scholar Emeritus and Professor Emeritus at Old Dominion University. John and Linda traveled the world visiting countless countries and spelunking where only few have ever ventured. Linda loved telling stories of her travels and sharing lesson learned during her amazing life.
Linda was a dedicated educator, talented dancer, and an avid supporter of the Arts. She instilled these qualities into her 4 children. We would not be where we are today if we didn’t have Linda as a mother.
Linda was predeceased by her parents Roland and Catherine Bogan, and husband John Holsinger. She leaves behind her beloved children: Charmaine Villa-Lobos, Rebecca and Ari Davatelis, Robert Villa-Lobos, Danielle and Brett Hicks as well as ten grandchildren.

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  • Charmaine, We would like to offer you and your family our deepest and most sincere condolences on the passing of your mother. May our friendship and prayers see you through this difficult time.❤️

  • Linda, you were such a lovely neighbor when you loved next to my childhood home on Coventry Circle. I sp glad I was able to make you laugh over the funny things my dad would do. I loved your dog Bensen. I never see English Sheepdogs like him anymore. They were so popular in the 70s and early 80s. You were such a wonderful mother making sure your children were exposed to the arts! May you rest in peace in Heaven with your husband.

  • Love you so much mom

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