Linda D. Marzano

October 11, 1941 ~ February 2, 2024 (age 82) 82 Years Old

Linda Marzano Obituary

     Linda D. Marzano Tysarczyk, 82, of LaPorte, TX, formerly of Watertown, passed away February 2, 2024.

     Linda was born on October 11, 1941 in Watertown, daughter of Ralph & M. Louise (Miller) Marzano.  In 1959 she graduated from Watertown High School.  She worked for many years at Burns Trucking on Coffeen Street and served as a waitress at Pla-Mor Bowling Lanes on State Street.  She later moved to LaPorte, TX, and worked for Chevron Phillips for many years.

     She was a member of the Third Order of St. Francis of Assisi and like St. Francis was an animal lover, especially of cats, dogs and horses.

     "The more I learn about people, the more I like my dog" said Mark Twain, but it could apply to Linda as it was no secret Linda, a private person, preferred her pets to people.  

     She became a powerhouse of animal rescue, becoming a one-woman animal rescue center.  She never once saw a stray dog or cat that she did not try to help.

     Linda had an innate understanding of friendship and knew to stand by a friend through any difficulty.  She was there if you needed help moving, were short on cash or pet food.  

     She was generous to a fault giving all she had to anyone who needed it, but most of all, she gave of herself.  When her brother Ric and her sister became ill, she stepped up to help.

      Linda was a stickler for the truth.  She could not tolerate a lie and was intolerant of liars, which maintained and exemplified a righteousness admired by her family.

     She is survived by her former husband and friend, Norm Tysarczyk, four daughters, Shelly, Beth, Shanin Tysarczyk and Mikel Stroud, granddaughters Hailey, Emily and Wednesday, grandson, Jim, great-granddaughter, Gemma and great-grandson, Westin, all of Texas; one brother, Ric and beloved Sister-In-Law, June, friend Floyd Stroud, and nieces and nephews. Her sisters, Sr. Rose Marzano and Julie and her brother Ralph, nephew Lance and step-father, Erv Sayers pre deceased her. 

     There will be no calling hours as Linda made her own plans through the Neptune Society, and although she often stated she did not want to be remembered, she will be impossible to forget for those who knew and loved her well.  Donations may be made to the SPCA or to your favorite pet charity.  Online condolences may be made to

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