Hon. Linda A. (McDonald) Blackmar

June 5, 1937 ~ January 16, 2019 (age 81)
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Hon. Linda A. Blackmar, 81, of Cattaraugus entered into rest January 16, 2019

She was born June 5, 1937 in Buffalo, NY to the late Jesse and Eileen Kohler McDonald.

Linda was the owner of the Frog Farm with her husband Richard Blackmar. Her interests were gardening, quilting, and spoiling her grandchildren.

Linda was a licensed practical nurse since 1972, an advocate for Domestic violence, a state magistrate for over 30 years and was a master gardener. She was a member Cattaraugus County and the New York State Magistrates Associations, several quilting organizations, the Cattaraugus Ambulance, the Cattaraugus Fire Dept. Fire Commissioners and she was a trustee for the Cattaraugus Free Library.


She was pre deceased by her husband Richard R. Blackmar and her son Edward “Buddy” Kaye.

Linda is survived by her children Joseph (Debra) Kaye, Eileen (Scott) Williams and Kristin (Pat) Stevens; grandchildren Jennifer, Erin, Lindsay, Colin, Hannah, Haley, Morgan, Casey, Dylan and Austin and 3 great grandchildren; her siblings Kathleen (Jerry) Kaminski, Myra (Herb) Schultz, Corky McDonald and Eileen Newton also survived by many nieces and nephews.

Relatives and friends may visit DiStasio Funeral Home 55 S. Main St. Cattaraugus Tuesday from 2PM to 4PM and 7PM to 9PM. A funeral service will be held Wednesday 11AM at the East Leon Wesleyan Church 7996 Mosher Hollow Rd. Cattaraugus, NY.

Interment will be in Liberty Park Cemetery

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