May 5, 2019

    Linda Eckerlin Ratliff, 77, of Brewerton passed away Sunday at St. Josephs Hospital. Born in Syracuse, Linda was a long time resident of the Chittenango-Bridgeport area moving to Brewerton 10 years ago. Prior to retirement, Linda was a nurse’s aide at Loretto for 18 years. She was a long time member of the North Manlius United Church. Surviving is her husband of 44 years, Clyde M. Ratliff, her sons, Jim Carpenter of Florida and Dale Carpenter (Dawn) of North Carolina, her step-sons, Clyde Ratliff Jr. (Tammy) of Utah, Gerry Ratliff (Karyn) of Brewerton and John Burns (Michelle) of Dryden, her brother David (Janece) Eckerlin of Chittenango, 11 grandchildren, 4 great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews. Funeral services will be 10:00 am Saturday, May 11, 2019 at the G.F. Zimmer Funeral Home, 702 Legion Drive, Chittenango. Burial will follow in Pine Plains Cemetery, North Manlius. Calling hours will be 4-7 pm Friday at the funeral home. Contributions in her memory may be made to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude pl. Memphis, TN 38105-9959.

    G.F. ZIMMER F.H.

    CHITTENANGO 315-687-3366



    Rest in peace Aunt Linda, you were a loving and caring aunt.


    Dear Clyde, There are no words to express how deeply sorry I am to learn of Linda’s passing. You two exemplified a loving and loyal marriage. May you find comfort in the love you share for one another and many happy memories. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.