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Lynda L. Hambly

1947 - 2021


Lynda L. Hambly (nee: Toma), 74 years of age, and a resident of Amherst, passed away Tuesday, June 22, 2021 at Cleveland Clinic, Avon Hospital  following a lengthy illness.

She was born May 18, 1947 in Lorain.  Lynda was a lifetime resident of Lorain County.

She was employed as a secretary at NASA in Brookpark for over thirty years before retiring in 2017. Lynda lived for her family and played a very big role in her family's life, especially her grandkids. She loved playing the piano and singing with her family. Lynda enjoyed traveling,  cooking and was an excellent seamstress..  She loved all animals and cared for and nursed many back to health over the years.

Survivors include her daughters JoAnne Knoske (Bill Saunders) of Amherst, Michelle Ryan (Michael) of Tampa, FL; her grandchildren Joshua Ryan, Nathanial Ryan (Melanie), Samuel Ryan, Alyssa Luciano (Luis), Lea Knoske; her brothers Gary Toma (Terry) and Brad Toma (Lydia) both of California.  

She was preceded in death by her parents Robert and Barbara Toma (nee: Tuma).

Public visitation for family and friends will be held on Saturday, June 26, 2021 from 4:00 p.m. until the time of the funeral at 7:00 p.m.  at Hempel Funeral Home, Amherst. Pastor Bob Wickens of Church of the Open Door, will officiate. Rebroadcasting of services will be available at .  

The family suggests that memorial contributions be made to American Heart Association; PO Box 15120, Chicago, IL 60693.

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Dave Sagerser

June 26, 2021 11:44 AM

Lynda was a caring, conscientious, and trustworthy worker at NASA, always willing to take the extra step and do the right thing for people. She will be missed. All my sympathy to her family.

Gary Toma

June 25, 2021 3:43 PM

Gary, I’m so sorry to hear about Lynda.
We were good friends in high school. I’m sure she’ll be missed by her family.
Hope all is well with you.

Judy Welker

Gary Toma

June 25, 2021 3:35 PM

We are caring and much concerned about each and every member.
With sadness it has come to our attention the passing of your sister Linda Hambly.
I did not know her personally, but from what I have learned she had a very full, productive and meaningful life.
On the behalf of myself, and the Society members, I'd like to extend our heartfelt condolences and prayers for you, family and loved ones.
William Jones
President, South Amherst Historical Society

Barb Mader

June 25, 2021 1:02 PM

Thoughts and prayers are with the family.  I worked for many years with Lynda at NASA.  She was so kind and thoughtful.  I enjoyed her company and many discussions throughout the years.  She will be truly missed.

Lynda's NASA Family

June 25, 2021 11:38 AM

Our deepest condolences
Lynda's NASA Family

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