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Sarah “Sally” Sites

Posted By DeBord-Snyder Funeral Home & Crematory On October 9, 2015 @ 3:36 pm In Obituaries | 7 Comments

Sarah “Sally” Sites, 78, of Ephrata, PA, went home to be with her Lord and Savior on Thursday, October 8, 2015. At the time of her passing, she was surrounded by her loved ones in prayer.

Born in Lancaster, she was the daughter of the late Dr. Elwood W. and Frances Bursk Swift.

A graduate of Hood College, Sally received her Bachelor of Arts Degree in 1958, and served her American Dietetic Association Internship at Walter Reed Medical Center in 1959.  In 1972, she received her Master of Science Degree in Institution Administration from University of Maryland.

She served in the USA Medical Service Corps, earning a rank of 1st Lieutenant on August 18, 1960.

Sally was employed by Ephrata Hospital for 23 years as the Department Director of Food and Nutrition Services.

She was a long-time member of First United Methodist Church and was active in the Stephens Ministry Program. Sally had a strong love and appreciation of music, and deeply cherished the time she spent with her family.

Her survivors include: son, Edwin Anthony Sites of Jessup, MD; son, Peter Winston, husband of Lisa Sites of Fleming Island, FL; Christopher William Sites of San Diego, CA; and daughter, Frances Elizabeth, wife of Philip Perrino of Wallingford, CT; best friend and housemate, Joyce Scheidegger; 8 grandchildren and 1 great-grandchild.  She was predeceased by her sister, Alice Frances (Nancy) Gendell.

Relatives and friends are respectfully invited to attend a Funeral in First United Methodist Church, corner of Duke and Walnut Streets, Lancaster, PA on Sunday, October 11, 2015 at 2:30 p.m. with the Rev. Kerry L. Leeper and the Rev. Joseph F. DiPaolo officiating.  Friends may call at the church from 1:30 p.m. until the time of service.

Interment will be in Riverview Burial Park, S. Duke St, Lancaster, PA on Monday, October 12, 2015 at 1:00 p.m.

Please omit flowers.  If desired, contributions in Sally’s memory may be sent to the Memorial Fund of First United Methodist Church, 29 E. Walnut St., Lancaster, PA  17602 or Hospice and Community Care, 685 Good Drive, PO Box 4125, Lancaster, PA  17604-4125.

Condolences for the family of “Sarah “Sally” Sites”

Condolence from Brenda and Bryce Bingaman on October 9th, 2015 11:45 pm

My heart goes out to you all right now. She was such a wonderful woman. Francie, I hope you can feel my hugs…..I loved your Mom…….even though she was a Redskin fan. I’ll never forget her and Joyce coming in my Moms all decked out playing the Redskins fight song the day our teams were playing. We had a lot of fun poking each other. I hope you all know how proud she was of all of you. She will be missed…….thoughts and prayers to you all at this difficult time.

Condolence from Rev. William E. Foreman Elaine W. Foreman on October 10th, 2015 8:48 pm

To Sally Swift Sites family and friends.
Upon reading the obituary I celebrate God’s gift in Jesus Christ for His continuing love and promise of life after death. Sally and i were classmates at MTHS graduating in 1954.That gave us many opportunities to celebrate many activities and projects. One of the amazing projects of fun and laughter was a pantemine of Sid Cesar and Imogene Coco. What a fine actress. My wife and I served at Ft.Meade. I was a chaplain. We recall many pleasant social occasions with Bill and Sally.
We thank God for her and her gift of Nutritional care for so many families . I am under Medical care and on the Medical unit at Brethren Village and regret I am unable to attend her service and celebration.
In Christ’s Love, Rev. William E Foreman and Elaine W. Foreman

Condolence from Hap and Rhona Kimble on October 12th, 2015 12:55 pm

So sorry Ed to hear of the passing of your Mother. We pray that you may find peace knowing her suffering is over.

Your friends
Hap and Rhona Kimble

Condolence from Pam & Chuck Bevan on October 14th, 2015 7:40 pm

France & Family: Our sympathy to all of you & may Our Lord share His peace with you. May your Mom enjoy music with the choirs of heaven!

Condolence from J. Natalyia Kremski on October 15th, 2015 7:05 pm

Francie – May God grant you peace and the many good memories I’m sure you hold. Love and hugs to you and your family.


Condolence from Betty Doolittle on October 19th, 2015 8:16 am


So sorry to hear of your loss and hope your happy memories with your mom bring a smile.

Betty Doo

Condolence from Barbara Elliot on October 21st, 2015 9:13 am

To Sally Sites’ family and friends I express my deepest sympathy. Sally and my mother, Ina Elliot, were very close friends for a number of years. I believe that they first met through the Stephen Ministry program at First United Methodist Church. My mother often told me about their friendship and how deeply they cared for and about each other.

Though I only had the privilege of meeting Sally a few times, after my mom died on August 9th, 2015, Sally called me every 2 or 3 days for several weeks to share in my grief and to comfort me. I greatly valued and looked forward to our phone conversations. She also sent a book to me that has been a wonderful comfort to me, and which I will treasure as I remember my mom’s wonderful friend.

Prior to my mom’s October 3, 2015 memorial service, Sally wrote a brief remembrance of my mom which was read at the service by Pastor Kerry Leeper since Sally was unable to attend in person. She ended by calling my mom her “forever friend”. I believe that are forever friends now that they are both in heaven with the Lord.

Again, my deepest condolences,
Barbara Elliot, daughter of Ina Elliot

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