It is with a sad heart that we announce the passing of our beloved mother, Sara Tiedy, on September 10, 2021 at the age of 101.
She was born June 28, 1920, in Canonsburg, living there for 91 years before relocating to Strabane Trails in Washington.
For 71 years, she was the beloved wife and best friend of the late Raymond Tiedy.
She was the daughter of the late Henry and Sarah Harvey McCready.
She is predeceased by daughter Terry (Elmer) Cook, and siblings Henry, Mary, and Kathleen.
Sara is survived by her loving children; Karen (Robert) Ream, Bonnie (Joseph) Gavlak, Susan (John) Tiedy-Stevenson. Also surviving are her grandchildren, Gretchen Ream, Elizabeth Noble, David Cook, Matthew Cook, Susan Cook, Sarah Gavlak-Blumberg, Lauren Woodward and Jonathon Stevenson.
She leaves behind 13 Great-Grandchildren and 2 Great-Great-Grandchildren. She is also survived by her devoted friend, Mildred "Smitty" Smith.
Sara attended Canonsburg schools and graduated with Honors from Canonsburg High School class of 1938. She attended the University of Pittsburgh in 1976 and 1977 in preparation for her Certified Professional Secretary Certificate which she passed in 1977. She was a member of Canonsburg Presbyterian Church for 82 years, actively involved as a Sunday School teacher, a Trustee, and Elder. She served as Clerk of Session for over 20 years.
She was a member and past president of the former Canonsburg Monday Evening Women's Club. She was a member of the former Chapter of Professional Secretaries International serving in many offices including President. From 1984-1985 she served as president of the Pennsylvania Division.
From 1957-1968 she was secretary to the Plant Engineer of Vitro Rare Metals. In 1985 after 20 years as executive secretary to the vice president of Forbes Steel Corporation, she retired. She then became affiliated with Howard Hanna Real Estate until 2002.
Sara enjoyed traveling, playing bridge, working crossword puzzles and volunteering. She was an avid reader. As she expressed many times, it was the love she shared with her family that was the greatest joy of her life.
Family and friends are welcome from 4 to 8 p.m. Thursday in the Sollon Funeral and Cremation Services, Ltd., 30 East College Street, Canonsburg, PA, 15317, Phillip L. Sollon, Supervisor, 724-746-1000.
In the continued interest of public safety, the family requests all guests wear masks or facial coverings.
Services will be held at 11 a.m. Friday, September 17, in the Canonsburg United Presbyterian Church. Family and friends are asked to meet directly at the church on Friday. Burial will follow in Forest Lawn Gardens, McMurray.
In lieu of flowers, the family kindly suggests memorial contributions be made to the Canonsburg United Presbyterian Chruch, in Sara Tiedy's name.
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