Linda A. Cribb (born May 8, 1947) died on April 15, 2015 after a long and courageous struggle with C.O.P.D. Daughter of Margot and Henri Adam (both deceased), she grew up in New York City. After making her home for some years at Lake Shawnee, she relocated to San Diego with her two sons, but returned a few years later to settle with her husband in Dorothy, New Jersey, where she lived for the remainder of her life.
A lifelong and impressive player of Scrabble and other word games, Linda received an accounting degree from Atlantic/Cape May Community College and was employed as an accountant until her retirement. However, it was the “East Coast Asian Dog Rescue,” which she founded and led for many years, that was the focus of most of her time and energy. And it was her endless dedication to this organization and the small Pekinese, Shih Tzus, Pugs, and other “toy” breeds she was able to rescue from abuse, abandonment, or death, that made her so admired and beloved by animal lovers throughout the Eastern United States.
She is survived by her husband of twenty-four years, Richard L. Cribb; two sons, David C. Graham Jr. and Richard L. Graham (Jessica Yih); a daughter Lee Ann Farrell (William); three beloved grandchildren, Amanda L. Graham, Jason L. Graham, and William J. Farrell; and a brother, Steven Adam. All who knew her will miss her down-to-earthness, her kindness and good nature (undiminished even in illness), and her devotion to those she loved, whether they were two- or four-legged beings.