Sarah A. Hassay

Dec. 16, 2012

Sarah A. Hassay, 91, of Hollywood, Md., died on Dec. 16, 2012, at her home.

Born Oct. 4, 1921, in Muhlenburg, Pa., she was a daughter of the late Silas Gregory and Ellen Jane Moss Gregory.

She married the love of her life, William F. Hassay, on Sept. 29, 1950, at Foundry Methodist Church, in Washington, D.C. They celebrated 62 wonderful years together. Sarah had many hobbies, which included a love of the arts. All of her children learned to play instruments as a result of her encouragement. She enjoyed painting and calligraphy.

As a devoted "family maker" she always knew how to bring loved ones together, especially over home-cooked meals. Her love of travel propelled Sarah and her family on trips all over the world. Vacations in Ireland and sailing in Greece were particular favorites. Throughout her life, she delighted in the beauty of nature and keeping up on current affairs.

As a member of several organizations, Sarah is a Past Worthy Matron of the Julia Halla Chapter 107 order of the Eastern Star. She is a Past Regent and Past Treasurer of Major William Thomas Chapter, National Society Daughters of the American Revolution. She also belonged to the Women's Club of St. Mary's County and was involved with Jobs Daughters Bethel 42 for many years.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her brother, Myron S. Gregory (Kay), of Charlestown, W.Va.

In addition to her loving husband, Sarah is survived by her children, William F. Hassay Jr., Owings Mills, Md.; John R. Hassay (Maryellen), of South Dennis, Mass.; Michael W. Hassay, St. Leonard, Md.; and Stephen W. Hassay (Anna) of Hollywood, Md.; her grandchildren, Nicholas Hassay (Eva), Jessica Hassay, Zachary Hassay (Holly), Jordan Hassay, Sarah Hassay, Meagan Tkach, Colin Hassay and Nathan Hassay; her great-grandchildren, Gavin Hassay, Logan Hassay and Santiago Hassay; her sisters, May E. Gregory, Muhlenburg, and Helen Haskins (Neil), of Rochester, N.Y.

Funeral services will be held on Saturday at 11 a.m. from the Clarke Piatt Funeral Home Inc., 6 Sunset Lake Road, Hunlock Creek, with the Rev. Terry Hughes officiating. Visitation will be on Friday from 7 until 9 p.m. at the funeral home. Interment will be in the Bloomingdale Cemetery, Ross Township, Shickshinny.

Published in Times Leader on Dec. 19, 2012