Sally A. Tate

Sally A. Tate, 66, of Four Points Road, Weedville, passed away Friday, January 10, 2020, at UPMC Presbyterian Hospital in Pittsburgh, after a lengthy illness which she so courageously fought.  She was able to enjoy her last couple years due to a successful double lung transplant.

She was born August 29, 1953, in St. Marys, daughter of the late William and Mary Lou Cuneo Fleming.  She was a lifelong resident of the area, a graduate of Elk County Christian High School, Class of 1971, and a 1975 graduate of Villa Maria College.  Sally was a former teacher at the Sacred Heart School, and along with her husband Dan, was an owner of Dairy Queen for 25 years.

On June 7, 1975, in the St. Leo’s Church in Ridgway, Sally married Daniel R. Tate, who survives.  She is also survived by three daughters, Samantha Nedzinski and her husband Jason of St. Marys, Stacey Webster and her husband Thomas of Bethesda, MD, and Stephanie Tate of Pittsburgh; five grandchildren, Anthony Nedzinski, Louis Nedzinski, Sloan Webster, Tatem Webster, and Farrah Webster; a sister, Sue Spiher of St. Marys; and by a brother, Pat Fleming of Ridgway.

Sally enjoyed living at their camp that Dan made into the perfect home in which to spend their retirement.  Sally cherished the time spent with her many friends.  She was especially proud of her loving daughters, and her grandchildren became her world and driving force.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated in the Sacred Heart Church on Thursday, January 16, 2020, 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 Wednesday, January 15, 2020, from 5:00 until 8:00 PM.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Family House, 116 Thackery Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA  15213.

Debbie Jacob January 12, 2020 at 8:03 pm

Dan and Family,
I’m very sorrow to hear of Sally’s passing, she was an exceptional person! May memories help ease your sorrow you are feeling and know that she is in God’s loving care!

Lina Lerentracht January 12, 2020 at 8:05 pm

Dear Stacey,

I am very sorry for your loss. Please extend my condolences to your family.

Angie Walter January 12, 2020 at 8:48 pm

Samantha and family,
I’m so very sorry for this loss of your amazing mom and grandma. Please know you are all in our thoughts and prayers. God bless.
Angie, Dan, Jacob, Jayce, and Jayna Walter

Amy Flannigan-Deitz January 12, 2020 at 10:00 pm

I’m am so sorry to hear of Sally’s passing. Over the many years I worked for them, Sally (and Dan) taught me many valuable lessons about being a good person and manager, lessons that will last a lifetime. She was a very special woman. My heart breaks for Dan and their girls. They are in my prayers.

Mary Levanduski January 12, 2020 at 10:12 pm

I am so sorry to hear about your wife and Mother. I stopped at Dairy Queen every Friday at noon when I left work. She always had a smile and was so friendly to me. Just having those brief encounters I knew what a wonderful person she was. Prayers to you and your family.

Chris and Maureen Cole January 12, 2020 at 10:32 pm

Dear Dan, Samantha and Family,
We are so sorry to hear about the passing of Sally! She has put up such a valiant fight over these past few years. We always enjoyed her cheerful, friendly spirit during her many visits to the office as well as our visits to Dairy Queen. Our thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficult time.
Chris and Maureen Cole

Gerri Nedzinski January 13, 2020 at 4:52 am

My heartfelt condolences for all of Sally’s family. She is such a strong fighter that never gave up and always had a smile. I have such fond memories of working with Sally at Sacred Heart School. She and I had some great talks when Sally drove me home from work every day! I know that she will be greatly missed.

Jim and Cathie Bauer January 13, 2020 at 7:15 am

Dan and family,
We are so saddened by the loss of Sally. Clinging to happy memories will surely help you carry on now. She was such a lovely lady.

Carol McClard January 13, 2020 at 2:11 pm

Dear Dan, Samantha, Stacey and Stephanie,

I am so sorry for your loss. May your memories continue to sustain you as this grief goes on. Keeping you all in my prayers.

Carol Stewart McClard

Larry and KateNekuza January 13, 2020 at 3:54 pm

Dear Tate family and Sue Spiher. Such hard on the heart news. Sally was a super person and loved by so many. She will be missed, hopefully her memories will help a bit to ease your pain. Sincerest condolences, Larry and Kate Nekuza, Bradenton, Florida

Emily Fritz January 13, 2020 at 6:52 pm

To The Tate Family,
Please accept my condolences on the loss of Mrs. Tate. She was an amazing lady and a part of St. Marys culture, particularly at Dairy Queen. God bless you all, and you will be in my prayers.
Emily Fritz (Dale and Anita’s daughter)

Tim Chesnutt January 14, 2020 at 8:38 am

Stacey, I am so sorry for your loss. You and your family are in my thoughts.

Carey Kurnaz January 14, 2020 at 3:15 pm

Stacey and Family,
Sorry for the loss of your Mother. Remember the happy moments and know that you have lots of people to help you through all of this. You’re in our thoughts and prayers.

Jackie Mobley January 15, 2020 at 11:11 am

Dearest Stacey, my condolences on the loss of your mother. I’m deeply saddened by the news – however my thoughts and prayers are with you and your family – it does get easier and I am here when you’re ready, to listen to all the fond memories of your mom – it really helps to share, with love and prayer – may the peace of our Lord be with you all.

Kurt & Sandy Florig January 19, 2020 at 11:54 am

What sad news! Sally was a warm, wonderful, caring woman, mom, and wife. We have only the best memories of her and hopefully you will use your memories of your years with her to get you through the days ahead.
Please share our condolences with the entire family and know you’re all in our thoughts and prayers.

Ruth Grieggs Burkett January 20, 2020 at 8:55 pm

Dan and family, I am so sorry to hear about Sally’s passing. Prayers are sent to you and your family. Ruthie Grieggs Burkett

Cecile DePanfilis January 22, 2020 at 8:06 pm

Dear Dan & Family ,
Please accept my sincere condolences for your sad loss of an amazing, courageous, Loving woman! She touched so many lives & lived life to the fullest.
Be comforted by by your precious memories & know that her spirit lives on in all her family.
Cecile DePanfilis (friend of Sue’s)

Connie Chemelli February 10, 2020 at 5:30 pm

Dan, so sorry for your loss.

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