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Sarah Harrison Obituary
Harrison, Sarah
1929 - 2018
Sarah "Sally" (Kramer) Harrison, 89, passed away on Wednesday, January 10, 2018 at Ellis Hospital's Residential Rehabilitation Center, McClellan St., after a long illness. Sally was born on January 6, 1929, the daughter of Ralph J. Kramer and Ruth McCabe Kramer. She was the youngest of nine children, all now deceased; William Kramer and his wife Rita Ann; Ralph Kramer, Jr., and his wife Peggy; Ruth Kirwin and her husband Robert; Alice Ucker and her husband Thomas; Jane Ryan and her husband Phillip; Richard and his deceased wife Marjorie, and his wife Pricilla; his twin Dorothy Miller and her husband Robert; and Daniel Kramer and his wife Nancy. Sally attended Holy Rosary Schools and in 1951 graduated from Ohio Dominican College, the former St. Mary's of the Springs College in Columbus , Ohio. After college Sally was Executive Director of the Camp Fire Girls of Columbus and Franklin County. She met her future husband, Robert Harrison at a Camp Fire Girls budget meeting with the United Way of Columbus where Robert worked. Sally and Robert were married at St. Mary's Groveport Catholic Church on September 24, 1960 and lived with their family in Marwick Estates just off Winchester Pike and Route 33 South. Their children are Christopher and his wife Terri; Chris's children Kathryn and Benjamin Harrison, and Terri's children, Alexander and David Tyson. Their second son Robert Jr. and his wife Denise, his son Zachary and Denise's children, Tyler, Hillary and Andrea; and their one great-granddaughter Adelyn Larbes. Sally's third child is Kathleen, mother of Joseph and Sophia; followed by their fourth child Richard and his wife Christine Johannsen, and their children Gabriel, Abigail and Eleanor. Sally was predeceased by a first cousin, Dominican Brother Christopher McCabe, who each summer spent a month with our family in Columbus or in New York. Sally was an active member of the Church of the Immaculate Conception in Glenville where she worked part time in the Religious Education Program for many years. She was also a member of the Altar Rosary Society at Immaculate Conception. Following her retirement from full and part time work, Sally was elected a member of the Town of Glenville Board and during vacations and other absences as acting Town Supervisor. Sally was an accomplished artist and did charcoal sketches of many of our family and friends homes and made personalized notes and envelopes as gifts for them. Holidays were always special with gourmet meals, wonderful homemade desserts and shared memories of those we loved. Christmas presents to be sure and gathering around the piano to sing carols and reflect our holiday joy. Because extended family was so important to Sally, she was the organizer of reunions of the Kramer/ Kirwin/ McCabe/ Ryan/ Miller and Ucker clans which totaled more than 120 people who gathered for a reunion for at least 15 summers from the late 1960's to the early 1990's. Between the "cracks" our immediate family spent at least a week many summers at Cape Cod, Glen Lake and Corolla, North Carolina. Sally never seemed happier than when we were "assembled together!!" Relatives and friends are invited to attend the Memorial Mass of Christian Burial which will be celebrated Tuesday, January 16 at 10 a.m. at the Immaculate Conception Church, Glenville. Calling hours will be Monday from 6 p.m. until 8 p.m. at the Gleason Funeral Home. Following the Mass Sally's urn will be placed in the St. Anthony's Cemetery Mausoleum columbarium, Glenville. In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to the Church of the Immaculate Conception Building Fund, 400 Saratoga Rd., Glenville, NY 12302.
Published in The Columbus Dispatch on Jan. 14, 2018
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