- Grove City, Pennsylvania


May 11, 2014

Sara R. Joseph

Ex-business co-owner was in golf league, card club

YOUNGSTOWN — Sara R. Joseph of New Castle passed away Wednesday evening, April 23, 2014, in Select Specialty Hospital of St. Elizabeth's Health Center in Youngstown. She was 90.

Born on Feb. 25, 1924, in Homestead, Pa., Mrs. Joseph was a daughter of George and Mary Phillips Saad.

Surviving Sara at home is her beloved husband of 69 years, Michael M. Joseph, whom she married Oct. 22, 1944.

Sara was the co-owner and operator for 29 years of Joseph's Beverage Distributor in Grove City.

A devout member of St. John the Baptist Maronite Catholic Church, New Castle, with a deep faith, she sang in the choir and belonged to the Ladies Altar and Rosary Society.

Sara enjoyed being a member of her ladies golf league and card club. She will always be remembered as an excellent cook and baker.

She was a loving wife, mother, grandmother and great-grandmother who enjoyed doing everything for her family.

In addition to her husband, Sara is survived by her children, Gary M. Joseph and his wife Elaine; Marilyn A. Patrick and her husband Ronald; and Karen A. Ionta and her husband Dom, all New Castle; and Michael D. Joseph, Pittsburgh; a brother, Michael Saad and his wife Nancy, New Castle; sisters, Helen Joseph and Dorothy Fiacco and her husband Vince, all New Castle; grandchildren, Alisa Heath and her husband Rob, Kristi Perrotta and her husband Louis, Lauri Wozniak and her husband Brian, Michael G. Joseph and his wife Jaime, Nicole Memo and her husband Michael, Dr. Ronald Patrick and his wife Kristin, Andrea Shelton and her husband Bryan, Diana Kulbacki and her husband Joseph, Amy Ault and her husband Tyler, Erika Patrick, Michelle DiMuccio and her husband Joseph, Jodi Giordiano and her husband Sam, and Richard Humphrey; and 26 great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents; her sisters, Lucy Budway and Mary George; and a brother, Joseph Saad.


Mrs. Michael M. (Sara R.), 90, New Castle.

Calling hours: 9 to 10:15 a.m. today (4-26-14) in ED & DON DeCARBO FUNERAL HOME AND CREMATORY, 3000 Wilmington Road, New Castle. Calling hours were also held Friday (4-25-14) in the funeral home. Online condolences may be offered to the family at

Service: Procession will leave the funeral home at 10:15 a.m. today to attend a Mass of Christian burial at 11 a.m. in St. John the Baptist Maronite Catholic Church, 4 W. Reynolds St., New Castle, with the Rev. Claude Franklin as celebrant.

Entombment: Parkside Mausoleum, New Castle.

Published April 26, 2014 in Allied News. Pick up a copy at 201A Erie St., Grove City.

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