Linda Fay Toubin Fradkin passed away on Monday, April 16, 2007, at M.D. Anderson Cancer Center after a hard-fought battle with leukemia.
Linda Fay Toubin Fradkin
J Levy & Termini Funeral Home
Linda was born in Houston, briefly lived in Brenham, and later returned to Houston. She graduated from Bellaire High School and continued her education at the University of Houston and later the University of Texas, earning her degree in English.
Linda began her journalism career at Bill Roberts Enterprises as a feature writer, covering the art, restaurant, and social scenes. After her marriage to Dr. Allan Fradkin, Linda pursued her writing talents as the editor of the St. Mary’s Hospital and Edgewater Methodist newsletters in Galveston. Eventually, Linda found a profession that combined both her interest in cooking and passion for journalism as the Food Editor for the Galveston County Daily News. Soon after, she was invited to be in the American Food Journalists Society and the Houston Culinary Guild. For approximately twenty years, Linda submitted her weekly columns into the Lifestyle section of the Daily News. Even during her overnight stays in the hospital while undergoing treatment, Linda, a devoted columnist, would bring her laptop, ensuring timely articles. She and her husband, Allan, used their culinary talents and interest in different cuisines to host many events for both family and the community.
Linda was a sustaining member of the Junior League of Galveston County and Hadassah. She and her husband, Allan, were also members of the Krewe of the Knights of Momus, members of Temple B’nai Israel and Congregation Beth Jacob in Galveston.
Linda was preceded in death by her mother and father, Helen and Haskell Toubin and by her mother-in-law and father-in-law, Sylvia and Jake Fradkin.
She is survived by her husband, Allan Fradkin, M.D.; her kids, Brendan and Allegra Fradkin; her brother Charles Toubin and wife Mary; brothers-in-law Larry Fradkin and wife Carol and Melvyn Fradkin and wife Leah; her nieces and nephews, Steve and Tootie Fradkin, Steve and Susan Berdinis, Julie Fradkin, Lee Wright and Robbie Fradkin, M.D., Michael Fradkin, Jason Toubin, and Jonathan Toubin. Linda is also survived by many other relatives.
The service will be conducted at Temple B’nai Israel, 3006 Ave. O, Galveston Texas, at 12:00 on Thursday, April 19, 2007. It will be followed by a graveside service at the Temple B’nai Israel cemetery, on 61st St., in Galveston. An evening service will be held Thursday night at 6:30 at Linda’s home in Bellaire.
Linda will be remembered by friends and family for her wit, creativity, optimism, compassion, and overall positive outlook on life. Linda found great enjoyment in traveling and most of all spending time with her family and friends who love her very dearly.
A very special thank you goes out to Ronda Pipkins, Dr. Elihu Estey, and the Critical Care staff of M.D. Anderson Cancer Center.
Donations can be made to M.D. Anderson Cancer Center Leukemia Research, P.O. Box 4486, Houston, TX, 77210 or the charity of your choice.