Sara Elizabeth Derr, 89, of Williamsport, passed away on Thursday evening, May 9, 2019, at the Gatehouse.
Born on Nov. 11, 1929, in Williamsport, she was the daughter of the late Samuel E. and Eva Smith Furl.
On July 28, 1951, Sara married her high school sweetheart, Jerome W. Derr, and together the celebrated 67 wonderful years.
She was a 1947 graduate of Williamsport High School and was a longtime member of the reunion committee. Sara was employed at the Williamsport Area School District for 43 years retiring as secretary at the former Charles Lose Elementary School.
She was a lifelong member of St. Joseph the Worker Parish (formerly Church of the Annunciation).
Sara is survived in addition to her husband by: a daughter, Connie Reed, of Westfield; her son, Jerome W. Derr II, of Arvado, Colo.; granddaughters, Michele E. (Robert) Landolt, of Salisbury, Md., and Samantha J. Reed (fiancé Brett Weiskopff), of Covington; and sister, Mary Ellen Gilmour, of South Williamsport.
Sara was predeceased by her son-in-law, Michael R. Reed.
A Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated at 10 a.m. on Monday, May 13, 2019, at St. Joseph the Worker Parish, 702 W. Fourth St., Williamsport, with the Rev. Brian Van Fossen officiating, followed by burial at Wildwood Cemetery.
The family will provide the flowers. Memorial donations in Sara's name may be made to St. Joseph the Worker Parish.
Arrangements have been entrusted to Crouse Funeral Home and Cremation Services.