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Linda L. Coleman, MD, 74, of Danville, passed away on Sunday, Dec. 3, 2017, at the Geisinger Medical Center, surrounded by her friends and family. She was born April 10, 1943, in Sunbury, a daughter of the late Dorothy (Benfer) and Charles Coleman.

Linda was the valedictorian of the Sunbury High School class of 1961 and continued her education at Duke University, from which she graduated in 1965. She attended Jefferson Medical College in Philadelphia and graduated in 1969 as a member of the Hobart Amory Hare Honor Medical Society. She was one of seven women in a class of 200 students.
She began her radiology residency at St. Vincent's Hospital in New York City and concluded her residency at Mercy Catholic Medical Center in Philadelphia. Dr. Coleman completed a fellowship in neuroradiology at Hershey Medical Center where she worked until moving to Danville in 1980 to join the staff of the Geisinger Medical Center. She had a distinguished career in neuroradiology and was well respected by her colleagues. She retired from active medical practice in 2007.
Linda was a member of the American College of Radiology and the Pennsylvania Radiologic Society, and a senior member of the American Society of Neuroradiology.
Linda was a devoted mother, grandmother, physician and friend to all. She was a proud member of the First Baptist Church of Danville. She enjoyed traveling, theater, music, visual arts, and scrapbooking. She loved to cook for her friends and family, and was known for her chocolate cheesecakes. She was an advocate for animals and devoted her time and effort in support of animal welfare. She had a soft spot for canines and could scarcely be separated from her many well-spoiled pets.

She will be greatly missed by her daughter, Amy Clemente, of Pittsburgh; her son, Chris Clement, of Sydney, Australia; and her beloved toy poodle, Jezebel.
She was preceded in death by her parents; and grandchildren, Kate and Peter Ambrusko.

Friends will be received from 10 to 11 a.m. Friday at the First Baptist Church, Danville, followed by a celebration of life at 11.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be offered to the Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson's Research or the Animal Resource Center of Bloomsburg, PA.

Arrangements are by the Jerre Wirt Blank Funeral Home, 309 Water St., Northumberland.
Published on December 5, 2017
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