Sara Jane "Sally" (Sherbondy) Yates passed away peacefully at her home Monday, Jan. 11, 2021. Born Oct. 5, 1937, Sally lived an adventurous and full life and never wanted to slow down. She enjoyed traveling to see her family and friends across the United States as well as joining friends locally in one of their music jams. Sally was a great friend to many and will be remembered for her love of cooking, baking and taking care of others. A graduate of South Huntingdon High School Class of 1955 and West Penn School of Nursing Class of 1958, Sally worked for many years for both West Penn and Dr. Philip J. Reilly, in Smithton. She was an active member of the Winnett United Methodist Church, holding board positions and supporting their many fundraisers. Sally was preceded in death by her husband, John W. Yates, parents, Frances (Bennett) and Irwin Sherbondy, and sister, Mary Ruth Holtz. She is survived by her daughters, Heidi (Nick) Iacovino, Heather (Tom) Culley and Hayley (Dan) Gbur, as well as seven cherished grandchildren, Morgan and Steven Iacovino, Trever (Emily), Evan and Grace Culley and Eva and Carlton "Pudge" Gbur. A private family memorial is planned with a larger memorial celebration to be determined once Covid-19 restrictions are lifted. In lieu of flowers, please consider sending donations to the Winnett United Methodist Church, P.O. Box 390, Smithton, PA 14579.
Published in Tribune Review on Jan. 13, 2021.