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Lynda Schaaf Brown
September 13, 2023 ~ September 29, 2023
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Lynda Brown, born and raised in Erie, a remarkable woman known for her unwavering independence, boundless love, and unrelenting drive, passed away peacefully at her home in Sedona, Arizona on September 29th at the age of 67.
Her life was a testament to the values of hard work and determination instilled in her during her formative years by her parents, Peter Schaaf, and, Marlene Calder.
Lynda’s journey through life was marked by a profound commitment to various pursuits. She epitomized the spirit of entrepreneurship by owning a hardware store, then her foray into the world of television, higher education, and real estate showcased her multifaceted talents and intellectual prowess. Her benevolent spirit was evident in her volunteer work with numerous organizations, most recently the Sedona Humane Society, the Sedona Library, and Sedona Kind.
Lynda’s insatiable thirst for knowledge led her to attain a Doctorate in Communications from Duquesne University, a testament to her intellectual curiosity and determination. Lynda’s passion for teaching and mentoring was palpable during her tenure at Texas A&M International University (TAMIU) in Laredo, Texas. She touched the lives of countless students, instilling in them a love for learning and a sense of purpose. Most of all, Lynda always found the capacity to love, guide, and inspire her two children – Peter and Michael Marsh.
Deeply spiritual, Lynda found self-solace and meaning; her calming presence and sense of purpose were always felt by her loving family. She found a connection with this spirituality when she and her husband, Richard, moved to picturesque Sedona, where they lived for the past 12 years.
Lynda is survived by her loving husband, Richard, her two sons, Peter and Michael, her two stepdaughters, Camille and Sarah, her adoring grandchildren, great-grandson, siblings, nieces and nephews, and sweet dog Lily. Her memory will forever live on in the hearts and minds of her family, friends, and all those whose lives she touched.
In lieu of flowers, the family kindly requests that donations be made to the Humane Society or a charity of your choice in her honor.
Lynda Schaaf’s indomitable spirit, eternal love, and unquenchable drive will continue to inspire all who were fortunate enough to know her. She will be deeply missed but never forgotten. May her soul rest in eternal peace.