Linda S. Malone, 47, seamstress, business owner


Services for Linda S. Malone, a seamstress whose specialty in leather work brought her a following among motorcycle enthusiasts, will be held at 3 p.m. today at her home at 14552 Quaker Bottom Road No. 2 in Sparks.

Mrs. Malone, who was 47, died early Saturday in an auto accident on Glencoe Road in Baltimore County.

She founded her business, Forever Leather, about 20 years ago and worked out of her home as well as on the road.

"She was well known for her leather work," said her husband of 26 years, Brooks Malone. "She traveled throughout the country and to Japan. She did alterations, repairs and sewed patches on jackets. In the biking community, she was recognized for her skills as a seamstress."

Born in Baltimore and raised in Loch Raven Village, the former Linda Gill was a 1972 graduate of Towson High School.

In addition to her husband, she is survived by a son, Ryder Malone of Sparks; a daughter, Sara Malone of Sparks; her father, William Hamilton Gill of Melbourne, Fla.; and a brother, Lee Gill of Baltimore.

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