Ethel Irene Sandusky

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Mrs. Ethel Irene Sandusky, age 88, well known co-proprietor of Sandy's Bar, of Satterfield, Cherry Township, Pa. passed away on Wednesday, May 14, 2014 at the Highlands Care Center, in Laporte, Pa.

Ethel was born in Turbotville, Pa. on Sept. 27, 1925, the daughter of the late Samuel and Ocie Ellen Sanders Smith. Her family moved to Davidson Township and she graduated from Sonestown High School. She married the late Harry Pete Sandusky of Coraopolis, Pa., whom she met while he was stationed at the Red Rock Air Base, on Sept. 19, 1959. They celebrated their 54th wedding anniversary before Harry's passing on Jan. 3, 2014.

After Harry retired from the Air Force, he and Ethel purchased Mac's Bar from Agatha McDonald and changed the name to Sandy's Bar. Ethel and Harry operated the bar for 28 years until they retired in 1998. Ethel served the finest and largest hamburgers in Sullivan County. She also worked at the Endicott Johnson Shoe Factory in Mildred, Pa.

Surviving are her son, Matthew (Susan) Sandusky of Denver, Pa.; two daughters, Stacy Sandusky of Satterfield, Pa. and Jan (James) Ritinski of Dushore, Pa.; sister-in-law, Helen Jean Harriger of Spartanburg, S.C.; and numerous nieces and nephews.

Besides her parents and husband, Ethel was predeceased by a sister, Anna Mae Sherwood of Dushore.

Funeral Services will be held at 11 a.m. on Monday, May 19, 2014, at the P. Dean Homer Funeral Home, 206 Water St., Dushore, Pa. with the Rev. Joseph R. Hornick, pastor of IHM Parish, presiding. Interment will be in Peace Cemetery, Dushore, Pa.

Friends may call from 10 a.m. until the time of the service on Monday at the Homer funeral home.

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Published in Daily Review on May 16, 2014
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