Dr. Linda Penkower
February 27, 2018

PENKOWER, DR. LINDA: Died peacefully on Tuesday, February 27, 2018 at her home in Squirrel Hill following a 9-year valiant fight with cancer. After receiving her Ph.D. from Columbia University in 1993, Linda joined the faculty at the University of Pittsburgh where she was an Associate Professor and served as chair of the Department of Religious Studies. She was a renowned scholar in Medieval Chinese and Japanese Buddhist history, Tiantai Buddhism, and contemporary religion in East Asia. Over the course of her career, Linda published scholarly articles and books and received many honors and awards, as well as several prestigious fellowships – including two Fulbright-Hays for faculty research abroad. Linda is survived, and will be greatly missed, by her sister and brother-in-law, Sheila and Bruce Post, her nephew Jordon Post, his wife Jerica, and son Jaxon, and her niece, Brynna Post. The funeral will take place in Toledo, OH on Sunday, March 4, 2018 at 11 AM at Wick Wisniewski Funeral Home, 2426 N. Reynolds Road. Interment Beth Shalom Cemetery, Oregon, OH. Memorial donations in memory of Linda can be made to the gcsproject.org. Arrangements entrusted to Ralph Schugar Chapel, Inc. www.schugar.com 


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