Sara "Sally" Forkey, 90, of West North Street passed away the morning of Aug. 7, 2019, at her residence.
Sally was born on Feb. 23, 1929, in Grant Town, West Virginia.
After moving to New Castle, she was employed with Johnson Bronze and the Knitting Mill.
An avid bowler, Sally was a junior bowling coach for which she was inducted into the Lawrence County Women's Bowling Association Hall of Fame. Both she and her daughter, (Shari), were the first mother and daughter to be inducted.
She is survived by five daughters, Marcy R. Lautz of Garland, Texas, Sandra J. Ayersman of New Castle, Verna G. (Ivan) Podgorscak of Mount Jackson, Karen (Doug) Russell of Wampum and Shari (Dan) Phillips of New Castle; two sons, Charles E. (Diane) Walker of Oak Hill, Florida, and Harold R. "Dick" Forkey Jr. of New Castle; 18 grandchildren; 25 great-grandchildren; several great-great-grandchildren.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by a great-grandson and her former husband, Harold R. Forkey Sr.
A special thank you to Allegheny Health Network/Healthcare at Home and the Rev. Matthew Bupp and her caretakers for the caring and compassion during Sally's time of need.
In keeping with Sally's wishes, there will be no visitation or service.
Arrangements have been entrusted to the R. Cunningham Funeral Home and Crematory Inc. of New Castle.
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5 posts

Aug 10, 2019
A great person and friend
Carol Fabean
Aug 08, 2019
My sympathy and prayers to all of you. I was Sally's neighbor for a short time really wished I could have gotten to know her. I heard so many great things about your Mom.
Betty Hampton
Aug 08, 2019
I’m very sorry for your loss. Gram was loved by everyone that she ever met.
Iris Buchanan Revetti
Aug 08, 2019
My condolences to all of you and your families! Growing up I remember going to your house everyone piling in car and going to milk store on or near Ohio line! Will remember all the fun times growing up! Memories abound thinking back many years!love to you all!!
Donna Moschella
Aug 08, 2019
Thoughts and prayers to the family in their time of loss.
RIP..I'll love and miss you