Eleanor Louise Laedlein Lynch was born on July 28, 1939 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. She was welcomed into this world by her parents and her brother, Doug, who was born exactly one year earlier to the day. Louise and her brother both attended Plum High School where Louise was both prom queen and senior class president. We are proud of her many achievements, but she would say her daughters were her greatest accomplishments. Mother stressed education. She briefly attended Penn State University to study architecture. She returned to Pittsburgh and graduated from Duffʼs Iron City Business School. That training sustained us while she raised us as a single mother. Louise retired from Troy State University. She was an avid square-dancer and seamstress. She took a tailoring class and made us coats. She was a member of Alanon and made sure we attended church EVERY Sunday. She cherished her friends and they cherished her. She was a great pen-pal and card player. She was preceded in death by her parents, William “Bill” Augustus Laedlein and Alma “Hooksie” Earline Hooks. Louise passed away peacefully on May 19, 2023 with her daughter Carolyn by her side. Douglas Laedlein, her beloved brother, preceded her in death exactly six years earlier to the day.
Louise is survived by her daughters Sandra L. Hamil and husband Randy, Sheryl L. Pickett and husband Eric, and Carolyn K. Orsa and husband Patrick. Louise was loved by her 11 grandchildren: Katrina Pickett, Tony Pickett and wife Kristina, Brooke Harrison and husband Brian, Kenneth Pickett and wife Alexis, Kevin Pickett and wife Sarah, Ryan Hamil and wife Cameron, Cameron Nail and wife Brandy, Rebekah Moskow and husband Zac, Lauren Spangler and husband Preston, Aimee Nail and wife Kaitlyn, and Cade Orsa. She is also survived by 19 great-grandchildren: Paetynn, Piper, and Eric Pickett, Finn and Brisa Harrison, Emma and Charlotte Pickett, Jameson and Coleson Hamil, Haeven, Abbigale, and Dakota Nail, Charlotte and Sophie Moskow, Brealyn, Jameson, and Sawyer Spangler, and Easton and Carson Nail.
Whenever any of us “Lynch Ladies” put on our lipstick, we will remember her.
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the National Federation of the Blind or First United Methodist Church’s “Feed My Ship” Ministry.
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National Federation of the Blind
200 East Wells Street, Baltimore MD 21230
"Feed My Sheep" at First United Methodist Church
6819 BerryHill Road, Milton FL 32570