Narotzky Linda Ann, died at her home in Rochester, MN on Dec. 27, 2001. She was the daughter of ARchie Narotzky, M.D., and Betty Rice Narotzky. Linda was born on June 11, 1950 in Marquette, MI. She graduated from Ishpeming High School in 1968 and then attended the University of Michigan, graduating in 1972 with a B.A. degree in Social Science, and in 1974 with an M.A. in Education. She attended nursing school at Northern Michigan University, graduating with honors and a B.S. in Nursing. Following graduation from nursing school she worked at St. Mary's Hospital in Rochester, MN as a nurse on the psychiatry unit from 1980 to 1984. She then took a position as a nursing instructor, teaching at Winona State University in Rochester, MN while completing her Masters Degree in Psychiatric-Mental Health Nursing at the University of Minnesota. Linda was a member of the Phi Kappa Phi Academic Honor Society and the Sigma Theta Tau Academic Honor Society. She was on the volunteer staff of the Marilyn Brodie Woman's Shelter in Rochester, MN. Her nursing career was cut short by a long battle with Systemic Lupus Erythematosis and lymphoma with which she suffered for over ten years before her death. She is survived by her twin brother, Robert Narotzky, M.D. of Casper, WY; sister, Ellen Kennedy, Ph.D. of Edina, MN; and her father, ARchie Narotzky, M.D. originally from Ishpeming, MI and currently of Clearwater, FL; and her aunt, Goldie Paul of Ishpeming, MI. She will be remembered by her six nieces and nephews, Nicole, Sarah, Emma and Jacob Narotzky, and Louisa and Johnathan Kennedy, and by all those who knew her as the most kindhearted, generous, selfless and courageous person they have ever known. A celebration of her life will be held Saturday, Jan. 5, 2002 at 11:00 AM at the Mayo Clinic Marriott in Rochester, MN. In lieu of flowers, Linda would appreciate support of the Lymphoma Research Foundatioin, 880 Venice Blvd., Suite 207, Los Angeles, CA, 90034; or the Mayo Foundation for Medical Education and Research, Development Office, Mayo Clinic, 200 1st Street SW, Rochester, MN, 55905.

Published on January 3, 2002

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