Linda Joan Sydor

Linda Joan Sydor

July 16, 1949 ~ June 10, 2020

Born in: Chicago, Illinois
Resided in: Aliso Viejo, California

Linda J. Sydor of Aliso Viejo, CA passed away peacefully surrounded by family on June 10, 2020 after a long battle with metastatic breast cancer. She was 70 years old. Over the past three years, after her cancer resurfaced following 10 years of remission, Linda never stopped fighting, and always remained strong and determined. Originally born in Chicago, IL, Linda moved to Mission Viejo in Southern California in 1986 with her husband, Daniel J. Sydor, and three children – Daniel, Pamela and Tony.

Soon after moving from Illinois, she joined the U.S. Postal Service and was a mail carrier in the city of Laguna Niguel for more than 18 years. Despite the passing of her husband only three years after moving to Mission Viejo, she decided to stay in Southern California to carry out and fulfill their dreams of raising their children in California. As a single mother, she was strong, resilient and motivated to give herself and children the best life possible, and she succeeded.

Later in life, she started working at Disneyland in the retail stores of Fantasyland, and after leaving the Post Office, she continued to work at Disneyland for 18 years. Disney was always a big part of hers and her children’s lives with many vacations visiting the theme parks in the U.S. and Paris, France, watching movies, and collecting memorabilia. In addition to Disney, she loved traveling to other parts of the country, experiencing various restaurants and attractions, but most of all, she loved spending time and buying gifts for her three grandchildren.

Linda retired in 2016, and it was a year later the cancer returned. She will always be remembered as a loving mother with a wonderful laugh and personality, and beautiful smile. Linda is survived by her three children – Daniel, Pamela and Tony, her daughter-in-law Vanessa (wife of Daniel), and her three grandchildren – Bridget, John and Madeline.

Linda’s funeral mass will be June 23, 2020 at St. Kilian Church in Mission Viejo at 10:30am, with interment at Ascension Cemetery in Lake Forest. All are welcome.



Funeral Mass: June 23, 2020 10:30 am

St. Kilian Catholic Church
26872 Estanciero
Mission Viejo, CA 92691

Graveside Service: June 23, 2020 12:00 pm

Ascension Cemetery
24754 Trabuco Road
Lake Forest, CA 92630

(949) 837-1331

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  1. Bart Kogan June 18, 2020 at 9:28 pm - Reply

    I am so sorry for your loss Bro. May your memories with your Mom be a source of strength during this wrenching time. Love, prayers and good thoughts are on the way. ❤️💪🙏 AEKDBart

  2. Allen June 20, 2020 at 5:53 am - Reply


    You were such a funny and great person. I missed working those years at Disneyland with you. We always had a great laugh, and that made working at Disneyland so much more enjoyable. Whether it was interacting with guests or coworkers, you made magical moments happen with just about everyone, and we love you for that.

  3. Phyllis Shipbaugh June 23, 2020 at 11:46 am - Reply

    Baby Sister Linda,
    You will always remain close to my heart and ever so many good memories of you and the family. I will see you soon as we used to say to each other when we spoke. You will be missed and so sorry I wasn’t able to be at your services due to Covid19. My health is not the greatest. I will love you forever.

    Your sister, Phyllis

  4. Michelle Dorrough July 8, 2020 at 9:46 pm - Reply

    I am so sorry for your loss.

    Your friend,


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