Sally Ann Sarber, 86, of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania passed away Thursday, November 9, 2017 at her home in Fredericksburg. Mrs. Sarber was a graduate of Immaculata College, was a retired teacher, and a member of St. Mary Catholic Church. She was the widow of BG William R. Sarber, Jr.
Survivors include her daughters, Cathy Vazquez (Alex),Lisa Sarber and MaryBeth Gilman (Tommy); son Mark Sarber (Sue); nine grandchildren Ryan (Dana), Lauren, Alexa, Carter (Julia), Tyler (Jessica), Kyle, Michael, Emily and Riley; three great-grandchildren Samuel, Margaret and Gabriella; and brother James Land. She was preceded in death by her sister, Jane McClellan; and brothers Jack Land and Joseph Land.
Sally was a dedicated spouse of a military officer and enjoyed living in dozens of locations in the United States, Europe and Korea raising her family. She relished the summer family vacations in the Outer Banks of NC. The last years of her life were spent at The Crossings where she enjoyed time with many friends, activities including board games, jewelry making, fashion shows, conducting the choir, bridge, and social happy hour. She enjoyed playing the violin, dancing, and all things related to music.
The family will receive friends Tuesday, November 21 at Covenant Funeral Service, Fredericksburg beginning with a rosary at 6 p.m. followed by a visitation until 8 p.m.
A Mass of Christian burial will be held at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, November 22 at St. Mary Catholic Church,1009 Stafford Avenue, Fredericksburg. Burial will be held at a later date at Arlington National Cemetery.
Memorials in her memory may be made to Parkinson Foundation.
Covenant Funeral Service, Fredericksburg
Tuesday November 21st, 2017
6:00pm - 8:00pm
4801 Jefferson Davis Hwy.
Fredericksburg, VA 22408
St. Mary Catholic Church
Wednesday November 22nd, 2017
1009 Stafford Ave.
Fredericksburg, VA 22401
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Dear Lisa & family,
I just learned of your mother’s passing and am reminded of the many wonderful times spent with your parents. My thoughts and prayers are with you.
With love, Judy Heck
Submitted by Judy Heck on Dec 24 2017 07:57:01 AM
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Judy Heck lit a candle on Dec 24 2017 07:45:11 AM
It was an honor to care for Ms. Sally through our Comfort Keepers' service at the Crossings. She was a light and inspiration to our caregivers and to me. May God grant her the eternal rest she so much deserves! Love to Dr. Sarber and her family from all of us at Comfort Keepers, Louise Desilets RN
Submitted by Louise Desilets on Nov 19 2017 03:25:55 PM
To Dr. Lisa Sarber and family
I was so very sorry to hear of your mother's passing, Please accept my deepest sympathy. Love, Catherine Wheeler
Submitted by Catherine Wheeler on Nov 17 2017 07:05:50 PM
I'm so sorry for your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and the family.
Submitted by Pamela & Donald Heflin on Nov 17 2017 06:37:22 PM
Lisa and family, we are so sorry to read that your mother passed. We didn’t know her, but her picture reflects a friendly smile, and I know she raised an amazing daughter! Our prayers will be raised to our Heavenly Father for your family.
With love, Ray and Tricia Burgess
Submitted by Tricia Burgess on Nov 17 2017 03:16:15 PM
We were saddened to hear of your mother's passing Please know that you and your family are in our thoughts and prayers as you go through this time of loss.
Charlotte & Michael Fields
Submitted by Charlotte & Michael Fields on Nov 16 2017 11:51:02 AM
My prayers and love to the entire Sarber family and extended family. Sally was an awesome person. Always smiling and always welcoming. God rest her soul.
The Jaworowski Family of Indiana
Submitted by Steve Jaworowski on Nov 14 2017 03:14:35 PM
May the God of comfort Jehovah give you
peace and comfort now. Revelation 21:3-5
Wayne & Joan Ball
Submitted by Joan Ball on Nov 14 2017 12:37:15 PM
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