OSHINSKY, Linda Linda Toole Oshinsky, 54 beloved wife of Michael John Oshinsky, died suddenly Monday, February 26, 2007. A memorial service will be held Saturday, March 24, 2007 at one o’clock in Bethany United Methodist Church, Maybank Hwy. James Island, SC. Linda was born January 29, 1953, in Beaufort, SC, the daughter of Max G. Toole and Eloise Bischoff Toole. She was a graduate of First Baptist Church School in Charleston, SC. She and Michael met while students at Clemson University and became soul mates. Linda went on to attain a Masters in Education from The Citadel and was presently co-chair of the English Department at Stratford High School in Goose Creek, SC, where she was an inspiration to the faculty and especially her students. She currently served as the Graduation Coordinator and Senior Class Advisor and had previously been the English Language Arts Master Teacher and a member of the Teacher Forum for Berkeley County. In 1999-2000 she was named Stratford High School Teacher of the Year and was a finalist for Berkeley County Teacher of the year. Linda previously taught at Goose Creek High School and taught education classes at Charleston Southern University. Known for her quick wit and even quicker laugh, she will be sorely missed by her family, friends, co-workers, and students, of which she was so proud. She is survived by her husband Michael of North Charleston, her parents-in-law: Charles J. and Edith I. Oshinsky of James Island, her in-laws: William C. and Karen D. Buerkle of James Island, Stephen M. and Marla B. Oshinsky of Jackson, MS; nephews: Jon M. Buerkle and Ryan Z. Oshinsky, and nieces, Shawna C. Buerkle and Leah O. Harris. Linda was predeceased by her parents and brother Max Toole, Jr. Memorials may be made to the Linda Toole Oshinsky Memorial Scholarship Fund c/o 4383 Purdue Drive, North Charleston, SC 29418. Arrangements by J. HENRY STUHR, INC., DOWNTOWN CHAPEL. Visit our guestbook at www.charleston.net/deaths. Published in the Charleston Post & Courier on 3/4/2007.
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