Linda L. Portofe, 77


Linda L. Portofe, 77, of Dellroy passed away June 7, 2020, in Canton, due to complications from Multiple Sclerosis, which she battled for 4 decades.

Born Feb. 27, 1943 in Canton, she was the daughter of the late Jason and Ruby (Miller) Shearer.

Linda helped her late husband, Fred, run a family oil and gas business for over 30 years and later worked with him in auctioneering and as a doll and collectibles dealer. Early in her life, Linda was active in Blossom’s Country Dancers and later helped lead the group.

She is survived by her two sons, Fred G. Portofe Jr. and Mark D. Portofe; four brothers, Roy Bamfield, Ron Bamfield, David Bamfield and Dwain Shearer; a niece, Valerie Stertzbach; four grandchildren, Megan, Colleen, Luke and Virginia Portofe; a great-nephew, Noah Stertzbach and great-niece, Heather Stertzbach, who were like grandchildren to her.

Along with her parents, she was preceded in death by step-parents, Don Bamfield Sr. and Rachel Shearer.

A graveside service for Linda will be held Wednesday, June 10, 2020 at noon in Mapleton Cemetery in Mapleton, Ohio.

In lieu of flowers, the family wishes donations be made in Linda’s honor to the National Multiple Sclerosis Society at

Dodds Funeral Home of Carrollton assisted the family with arrangements.