Sally Cherrington-Beggs
Sally Cherrington-Beggs
Sally Cherrington-Beggs, 52, died Saturday, March 17, in her home in Newberry, SC. Born in Allentown August 20, 1959, she was the daughter of the late James and Doris (Fetterman) Cherrington. A 1977 graduate of Allen High School, she graduated valedictorian from Susquehanna University and went on to earn her Masters and Doctorate degrees from Yale University. She served as the organist at St. Catherines of Sienna church in Allentown and workedfor Allen Organ, before moving to Chicago and then to Newberry, SC where she was a music professor and department chairman at Newberry College. Survivors: Sally is survived by her husband, Mike Beggs; her two sons, Zachary and Nathan; her sisters, Linda Svok, wife of George Svok, Peggy Reese, wife of David Reese; six nieces and nephews and five grandnieces and nephews. Services: A memorial service will be held in April in Newberry, SC. Contributions: In her honor can be made to the Newberry College Music Department or to cancer research.
Published by Morning Call on Mar. 20, 2012.
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Very sorry to hear of Sally's passing. She was a friend at Susquehanna. I always admired her gift of music and wit. My family extends our prayers and condolences to her family.
Scott Schweppe
November 1, 2012
I remember Sally, we were classmates, chorale members together,we were jr high sweethearts and friends till we lost track of each other.The world lost a fantastic person ,but God must have the need for a great organist in His chapel.You will be missed.
October 2, 2012
So sad to hear of the passing of Sally Cherrington-Beggs. We never met, but the videos that she had made for Allen influenced me greatly as a musician. Your family will be in my prayers.
William Picher
June 5, 2012
Mike, Nathan and Zachary,
My heart breaks for you all. Sally was a super-talented, beautiful woman with so much to give to the world. She truly made the most of her time on earth and accomplished so much. Know of our family's prayers for each of you!
Karen Schneider Kirner
May 6, 2012
Sally lived a beautiful and meaningful life that left the Earth a better place for many people. She was a tireless musician, devoted to her work in music which took many different forms during her lifetime--singer, organist, teacher, administrator, leader. She was a kind and witty person, not a vanilla-ice-cream sort of kindness, but kindness with a little spice in it. I loved her sense of humor. I think Sally and I spent more time laughing together than any other activity; it was like a sport, for us. She was positive and upbeat yet very honest; she faced difficult things without sugar-coating them, but with great bravery. She carried authority beautifully. My life is richer and better because she lived.
Karl Paulnack
April 13, 2012
I'm very sorry to hear about Sally's passing, we sang together in the Allen High School Chorale...many fun times and great memories!!
Martie Weaver
April 2, 2012
I sang with Sally in the girls glee club as wellas gradute eith sally.My condolences to the family.
Karen Christman
March 29, 2012
Paul and I were very sorry to hear of Sally's untimely death. She was a lovely person and very talented. How sad that she was taken so young.
Phyllis and Paul Guth
March 26, 2012
I was a friend of Sally while she worked at Allen Organ Company. I am deeply saddened to learn of her passing. I always enjoyed and will miss her Keyboard style. She is now on a
wonderful expreciance with God.

God Bless Her Family.

James Wetherhold, Allentown PA
James Wetherhold
March 22, 2012
I was Sally's kindergarten teacher and I still remember her as a bright, articulate, pretty, and very mature 5 year old. I wasn't surprised when I read of her many accomplishments and I was very saddened to read the news of her untimely passing. Please accept my sincerest condolences.
Elaine Langer
March 22, 2012
We are devastated to hear of Sally's passing. We will remember all of you in our hearts and prayers.

Sally was a vibrant young lady and a joy and blessing in our lives. We cherish the memories of all the fun times we had with her.
Carl and Grace Paulnack
March 21, 2012
Mike, Zachary and Nathan,

We were shocked and saddened to hear about Sally's passing. Our sincere condolences go out to you and your families. May the many fond memories of the times you shared together give you strength and comfort during this difficult time.

David and Carolyn Schuler, Platteville, Wisconsin
March 21, 2012
I am saddened to hear of Sally's passing. she sat next to me in choir senior year(1977) at allen, she kept me on key and focused. She was an amazing person in 1977 and I am sure even more amazing in her life. My sincere condolences to everyone. It was a gift to have known her.
susan engelson-friefeld
March 21, 2012
I am so sorry to hear of Sally's passing. One never knows when this time will happen to any of us. May God bless you all through this difficult time and may he find a place for Sally directing his choir.
Karen Mertz
March 20, 2012
My deepest condolences to all of those who will miss Sally. May God give you comfort. Sally was in Allen Choir and Girl Scouts with me. I remember her fondly.
Cheryl Saul
March 20, 2012
We are so sorry to hear of Sally passing away. Sally and her sisters grew up along with me in the old Gordon St. neighborhood of Allentown and many good memories come to mind. She was an accomplished person in so many ways and will be a loss and missed by many friends and colleagues. Our deepest sympathies to each member of the family.
Joe and Liz Buesgen
March 20, 2012
I am very sorry to read this news in today's newspaper. Sally and I were classmates at SU and I always remember her playing the Weber Chapel organ very well. She will be missed greatly.

Steve Ziminsky - SU class of '82
Steve Ziminsky
March 20, 2012
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