Linda Gould Andrulis
July 24, 1943 - December 6, 2022
Linda Andrulis (nee Gould), age 79, of West Chester, PA, passed away on December 6, 2022.
Beloved wife of Richard Andrulis; loving mother to Richard Andrulis Jr, Jeremy Andrulis, and Karin Evans; devoted grandmother of 7; and sister to Leonard Gould, Alan Gould, Marty Franklin, Eddie Gould, and Elizabeth Rodriguez.
Linda was born in West Orange, NJ to Leonard and Elizabeth Gould but spent most of her childhood growing up in Houston, TX - and never really lost her sweet Texas drawl. She met Richard on a blind date at the University of Texas. After their wedding, they moved to Syracuse NY for several years before settling in West Chester where they spent 50 years raising their family and enjoying their retirement.
Linda impacted many people in the community through teaching special education for 25 years at the Chester County Intermediate Unit and leading the local chapter of the American Association University of Women. She started and ran a student cafe, taught her students life skills to help them live thriving, independent lives, and inspired others through her commitment to many social causes.
Her lasting legacy and impact will undoubtedly be her infectious positive energy and her genuine interest and empathy for other people. She was a ‘second’ mom to so many people and created a loving and inviting home where everyone was welcomed and accepted. Richard and Linda loved to entertain and created many memories by hosting birthdays, weddings, and anniversary parties. Their home was the destination for her family at the holidays.
Linda and her devoted husband of 55 years also enjoyed creating memories outside their home by traveling throughout North America, South America, Europe and Asia to visit family and friends - or just explore a different culture and have a new experience.
Linda’s memory and spirit will live forever in everyone that she met. Thank you Linda - we couldn’t have ask for a better wife, sister, mother, ‘gigi’ or friend.