- Grove City, Pennsylvania


February 3, 2014

Alverta R. 'Birdie' Say

Homemaker co-owned Say's garage in Grove City

PINE — Alverta R. "Birdie" Say, formerly of North Liberty Road, Grove City, passed away at 6:10 a.m. Thursday, Dec. 19, 2013, in Orchard Manor, Pine Township, after an extended illness. She was 91.

Mrs. Say was born July 7, 1922, in Sewickley Township, Westmoreland County, to William E. Decker and Rebecca A. Holderbaum Decker.

She was a homemaker and co-owner and operator of Say's Auto Electric Garage on North Liberty Road for more than 50 years.

Mrs. Say was a member of Center Presbyterian Church, Grove City. She enjoyed spending time and working with her family.

Her husband, Donald E. Say, whom she married July 12, 1946, passed away June 10, 1985.

Surviving are: three children, Connie Blakley, Grove City; Tim Say and his wife Barbara, Kennerdell, Venango County; and Charles E. Say and his wife Sandra, Dagsboro, Del.; seven grandchildren, eight great-grandchildren and five great-great-grandchildren; a sister, Ethel Tobias and her husband Paul "Toby" Tobias, Grove City; and two brothers, Donald Decker, Volant; and William Decker and his wife Mary, Slippery Rock.

Besides her husband, Mrs. Say was preceded in death by her parents; an infant son, Terrance Say; two sisters, Myrtle "Mert" Bailey and Jean Prince; a brother, Rolland "Tub" Decker; and infant twin great-granddaughters, Aspen L. and Zoe M. Say.

Memorial contributions may be made to Center Presbyterian Church, 333 Center Church Road, Grove City, PA 16127.


Mrs. Donald E. (Alverta R. "Birdie"), 91, Pine Township, formerly of North Liberty Road, Grove City.

Calling hours: Was Saturday (12-21-13) in CUNNINGHAM FUNERAL HOME Inc., 306 Bessemer Ave., Grove City.

Service: Funeral service was Saturday in the funeral home, with the Rev. Bill Woodman, pastor of Center Presbyterian Church, Grove City, officiating.

Interment: Center Church Cemetery, Pine Township.

Published Dec. 24, 2013 in Allied News. Pick up a copy at 201A Erie St., Grove City.

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