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Sara Elizabeth Grinder

August 29, 1925 May 4, 2019
Sara Elizabeth Grinder
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Obituary for Sara Elizabeth Grinder

Sara Elizabeth Grinder, age 93, of Zelienople, passed away peacefully on Saturday, May 4, 2019 while under the care of the Passavant Retirement Community, surrounded by her family.

Born August 29, 1925 in Mosgrove, PA, she was the daughter of the late Melvin Clair Porter and Mary Gladys Thomas Porter.

During World War II, Sara installed oxygen tanks on P-53’s. She then went on to work at the post office in Dayton, PA. A master seamstress, she used her skills to sew for her family and for Passavant Retirement Community. She was a long-time member and volunteer of the Harmony-Zelienople United Methodist Church. In her free time, she enjoyed solving jigsaw puzzles. Above all, Sara was a beloved wife, mother, grandmother and sister. She will be dearly missed and fondly remembered.

She leaves behind to cherish her memory her children, Karen Cramer and her husband, Rev. Stephen, of Zelienople, Scott Grinder and his wife, Lynn, of Zelienople, and Ruth Ann Gillespie and her husband, Robert, of Pittsburgh; her grandchildren, Rev. Eliza Jaremko and her husband, Kyle, Elliott Cramer and his wife, Stephanie, Michael Grinder and his wife, Shannon, Gabe Grinder and his wife, Nicole, and Sarah Tilghman and her husband, Jonathan; her great-grandchildren, Vivian and Theodore Cramer, Josiah, Evan, Ashton, Islee, and Uriah Grinder, and Susannah Jaremko; and her brother, George Porter.

In addition to her parents, Sara was preceded in death by her husband, Newell Grinder, who passed away in 1991; and her sisters, Wilma Jean Clark and Margaret Reefer; and her brothers, Myron and Leland Porter.

Friends will be received from 2-4 P.M. and 6-8 P.M. on Tuesday, May 7, 2019 at the Boylan Funeral Home, Inc., 324 E. Grandview Ave., Zelienople, PA 16063.

Additional visitation will be held from 10 A.M. until the time of the funeral service at 11 A.M. on Wednesday, May 8, 2019 at the Harmony-Zelienople United Methodist Church (HZUMC), 123 N. Pittsburgh St., Zelienople, PA 16063, with Rev. Dan Owen, officiating.

Sara will be laid to rest at St. Peter’s Reformed Church Cemetery in Zelienople.

In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorial donations be made in her honor to the HZUMC at the address above.


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Previous Events

Visitation

Tuesday

7

May

2:00 PM 5/7/2019 2:00:00 PM - 4:00 PM 5/7/2019 4:00:00 PM
Boylan Funeral Home, Inc. - Zelienople East

324 E. Grandview Avenue
Zelienople, PA 16063

Boylan Funeral Home, Inc. - Zelienople East
324 E. Grandview Avenue Zelienople 16063 PA
United States

Visitation

Tuesday

7

May

6:00 PM 5/7/2019 6:00:00 PM - 8:00 PM 5/7/2019 8:00:00 PM
Boylan Funeral Home, Inc. - Zelienople East

324 E. Grandview Avenue
Zelienople, PA 16063

Boylan Funeral Home, Inc. - Zelienople East
324 E. Grandview Avenue Zelienople 16063 PA
United States

Visitation

Wednesday

8

May

10:00 AM 5/8/2019 10:00:00 AM - 11:00 AM 5/8/2019 11:00:00 AM
Harmony-Zelienople United Methodist Church

123 N. Pittsburgh Street
Zelienople, PA 16063

Harmony-Zelienople United Methodist Church
123 N. Pittsburgh Street Zelienople 16063 PA
United States

Service

Wednesday

8

May

11:00 AM 5/8/2019 11:00:00 AM
Harmony-Zelienople United Methodist Church

123 N. Pittsburgh Street
Zelienople, PA 16063

Harmony-Zelienople United Methodist Church
123 N. Pittsburgh Street Zelienople 16063 PA
United States

Cemetery Details

Location

St. Peter's Reformed Church Cemetery Final Resting Place

S. Oliver Ave.
Zelienople, PA 16063

S. Oliver Ave. Zelienople 16063 PA
United States

Memorial Contribution

Harmony-Zelienople United Methodist Church

123 N. Pittsburgh Street
Zelienople, PA 16063
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