Sara A. “Sally” Bolden

Sara A. “Sally” Bolden, 79, of 185 Center Street, Elk Towers, and formerly of Maurus Street, St. Marys, passed away Tuesday, September 19, 2017, at Penn Highlands Elk, after a lengthy illness.

She was born October 10, 1937, in Meyersdale, PA, daughter of the late Bernard J. and Helen Tipton Lenhart Murphy. She had been a resident of St. Marys since 1966 and was a graduate of Meyersdale High School, Class of 1955.  Sally attended the Art Institute in Pittsburgh and earned her Nursing Degree from Pitt at Bradford.  She was a former Registered Nurse at Pinecrest Manor.

On November 22, 1956, in the St. Philip and James Church in Meyersdale, Sally married Donald P. Bolden, Sr., who preceded her in death on June 4, 1989.

She is survived by three daughters, Stephanie Tobin and her husband William of Lincoln University, PA, Christine Auman, and her husband Thomas of St. Marys, and Jessica Kunes and her husband Aaron of Weedville; a son, Donald P. Bolden, Jr. and his wife Caroline of St. Marys; 16 grandchildren, Danielle Roman, Ryan Tobin, Mark Tobin, Craig Tobin, Leanna Tobin, Julia Tobin, Benjamin Auman, Robert Auman, Thomas Auman, Jr., Justin Bolden, Brandon Bolden, Jeremy Bolden, Matthew Bolden, Kyle Bolden, Maria Kunes, and Sophie Kunes; eight great grandchildren; and by a daughter-in-law, Ann Bolden of St. Marys.

In addition to her husband and parents, Sally was preceded in death by a daughter, Linda Bolden on July 8, 1981; a son, Andrew “Tim” Bolden on July 25, 2011; a grandson, Andrew Bolden; her stepfather, Andrew Lenhart; and her stepmother, Louise Murphy.

Sally was a member of the Sacred Heart Church. She was an artist and a master seamstress and was the former owner of Sara Fabrics in St. Marys.  Sally enjoyed traveling, reading, and especially being with her family.

Due to the renovation of the Sacred Heart Church, a Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated in the Sacred Heart Parish Center on Friday, September 22, 2017, at 10:00 AM, with the Rev. Michael Gabler, OSB, Pastor, officiating. Burial will be in the St. Mary’s Cemetery.

Visitation is at the Lynch-Radkowski Funeral Home on Thursday, September 21, 2017, from 6:00 until 8:00 PM.

Memorials, if desired, may be made to the St. Marys Public Library, 127 Center Street, St. Marys, PA 15857.

Laura Geitner September 20, 2017 at 6:47 am

Our sympathies on the passing of Sally. May you find comfort in knowing others care. She was a great lady.
Randy and Laura Geitner

Hailey September 20, 2017 at 9:07 am

Let life be beautiful
like summer flowers and
death like autumn leaves.
– Tagore –

May all who are blessed to know Sally keep her in alive in your memories and your hearts. Peace to you all.

Robert & Kim Kirchner September 21, 2017 at 5:59 pm

Kim and I send our deepest sympathies to the family of my dear cousin Sally Bolden. It seems not long ago that she and Dawn Hornig paid us a visit and we sat in our back yard for quite some time having a good chat. I will forever remember her as she was at that moment.
Our Sincere Condolences,

Robert & Kim Kirchner

Charlene Mulcahy September 21, 2017 at 8:02 pm

My sympathies to all of you. Sally was very talented, she showed me a lot about sewing. I enjoyed her so much. Think of all the good times and her wonderful laugh.

Susan Weinzierl September 22, 2017 at 8:08 am

Extending our deepest sympathies. Thoughts and prayers to each of you.

Dave & Susie Weinzierl

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