Sarah C. VanWhy Singer

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Feb. 21, 2013

Sarah C. VanWhy Singer, Horton Street, Wilkes-Barre, passed away Thursday, Feb. 21, 2013 in the Hospice Community Care Unit of Geisinger South Wilkes-Barre.

She was born Dec. 24, 1919 in Wilkes-Barre, a daughter of Walter H. and Catherine Roberts Kivler.

Sarah was a graduate of Meyers High School, Class of 1937, where she was active with her reunion committee for more than 50 years.

She was formerly employed by Old River Road Bakery for 12 years and the Boston Store/Boscov's for more than 25 years, retiring in 1982.

Sarah enjoyed family gatherings, where she loved to bake her famous cakes and cookies. She was an avid Penn State fan for many years. It was her tradition to attend the first home football game in Happy Valley every fall.

Sarah was a dedicated member of Firwood United Methodist Church and charter member of the senior citizen group. She was a member of the J.O.Y. class, the U.M.W. and the Sunday School class.

She is survived by sons, Roy and his wife, Carol VanWhy, Wilkes-Barre, and Ron and his wife, Renee VanWhy, Hunlock Creek; daughter Ruth and her husband, Barry Hagenbaugh, Wilkes-Barre; grandchildren, Nancy Burns, John L. VanWhy and David and Janel Hagenbaugh; three great-grandchildren; step-children, Russ and Anita Singer, Swoyersville; Barry and Peg Singer, Mountain Top, and Rick Singer, Hanover Township; grandchildren Sandy and Rusty Singer and Rick Singer Jr.; and four great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by husbands, Roy VanWhy and John Singer; infant daughter, Sarah Jane VanWhy; grandson Louis Singer.

The funeral will be held Monday at 10:30 a.m. from the Mamary-Durkin Funeral Service, 59 Parrish St., Wilkes-Barre, with services at 11 a.m. in Firwood United Methodist Church. Interment will be in Maple Hill Cemetery, Hanover Township. Friends may call Sunday from 3 to 7 p.m. at the funeral home.

In lieu of flowers, donations, if desired, may be made to the Firwood United Methodist Church, Old River Road, Wilkes-Barre, or a .

Published in Times Leader on Feb. 22, 2013
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