Sarah Porsch

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EMPORIUM - Sarah J. "Sally" Porsch, 90, of Guy & Mary Felt Manor, Emporium, formerly of Seneca Falls, N.Y., died at Penn Highlands Elk, St. Marys, on Tuesday (May 26, 2015) evening.
She was born June 26, 1924, in Emporium, a daughter of the late William M. and Editha Craven Armstrong. On Sept. 26, 1947, in First Presbyterian Church, Emporium, she married the late Allan W. Porsch.
Mrs. Porsch graduated from Emporium High School and Orra Jean Beauty Academy in Erie where she became a hair dresser. She lived in Brookville and also Seneca Falls before returning to Emporium a few years ago. She was employed at Sylvania in Emporium and Seneca Falls and then as a home health aide in the Seneca Falls area.
She was a Golden Star member of the Order of the Eastern Star, Phoenix Chapter No. 15. Sally was a member of the First Presbyterian Church in Seneca Falls and a member of the Seneca Cayuga ARC.
Sally was loving, kind, and generous to all she knew. She was especially proud of her children and grandchildren and loved spending time with them. She enjoyed traveling the world with her husband and family.
Surviving are two daughters, Marilyn (Eric) Erickson of Emporium and Lesley Clark of San Pedro, Calif.; three sons, Raymond (Susan) Porsch of Johnstown, Curtis Porsch of Waterloo, N.Y., and Barry (Kathy) Porsch of Seneca Falls; a son-in-law, Gary Younkin of Hume, Va.; five grandchildren, Kevin, Eric & Brooke Porsch and Richard & Patrick Clark; one great-granddaughter, Clara Porsch; two sisters, Marcia Kronenwetter of Lyons, N.Y., and Laura Vogt of Irvine, Calif.; a brother-in-law, Tay Sutka of Tustin, Calif.; several nieces and nephews; and close friend and caretaker, Nancy Cardovanci of Waterloo, N.Y.
She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband Allan W. Porsch who died May 9, 1987; a daughter, Jene Younkin, who died Aug. 4, 2014; a sister, Hetty Sutka; and a brother, William M. Armstrong Jr.
Visitation will be today at the Barnett Funeral Home, 207 E. 4th St., Emporium, from 6 to 7:30 p.m., immediately followed by an Eastern Star Service. The visitation in Waterloo, N.Y., will take place Friday from 1 to 2 p.m., at which time the funeral service will be held at the Coe-Genung Funeral Home, 46 West Main St., Waterloo, New York.
Burial will be in the Spring Brook Cemetery, Seneca Falls, N.Y.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Guy & Mary Felt Manor, 110 East 4th Street, Emporium, PA 15834 or to Seneca-Cayuga ARC, 1083 Waterloo-Geneva Rd., Waterloo, NY 13165
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Barnett Funeral Home Inc. is entrusted with arrangements.
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Published in The Bradford Era from May 28 to June 3, 2015
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