Linda Kortyna Thursday, December 29, 1938 - Sunday, March 12, 2017

Linda Kortyna, 78, of Avella, passed away on Sunday, March 12, 2017 in Concordia Hospice of Washington. She was born December 29, 1938 in Washington, daughter of the late Paul and Elizabeth Bresnay Bosseau. Mrs. Kortyna was a 1956 graduate of Avella High School and Penn Commercial College. She was employed by Jessop Steel Corporation for 18 years. Mrs. Kortyna was a member of the St. John the Baptist Catholic Church - Byzantine Rite of Avella, the Altar Society of the Church, Bethany Ministry, Carpatho-Rusyn Society, Greek Catholic Union and the Byzantine Catholic Archeparchial Choir of Pittsburgh. On June 22, 1974 she married Joseph Kortyna, who died March 30, 2006. Surviving are, two step-children, Joseph J. Kortyna and Karen Ann Kortyna; and one grandson Christopher Kortyna. Friends will be received from 4pm-8pm on Wednesday, March 15, in the Jerome A. Stefkovich Funeral Home, Inc., located at 18 Campbell Street, Avella, PA 15312, where a Parastas Service will be held at 4pm on Wednesday. A Panachida Service will be held at 9:30am on Thursday, March 16, in the funeral home, followed by Mass of Divine Liturgy at 10am in the St. John the Baptist Catholic Church - Byzantine Rite in Avella, with Rev. Vasyl Symyon officiating Burial will be in West Point Cemetery, Avella, PA. Memorial Contributions can be made to the St. John the Baptist Catholic Church - Byzantine Rite of Avella, the SS Cyril + Methodius Byzantine Catholic Seminary of Pittsburgh or to the Sisters of Macrina. Condolences may be expressed online at

Join us on Thursday, March 16, 2017 - 10:00am

St. John the Baptist Catholic Church - Byzantine Rite, 176 Cross Creek Rd. Avella, PA 15312

Mt deepest sympathy.  Eternal Memory.  Linda sang in our alto section of the Pittsburgh Byzantine Catholic Archeparchial Choir.  I will miss her warm smile and her Santa hat she always wore during the Christmas season.  Rest in peace Linda.