Sarah A. Crespo Olayer McCready
Sarah A. (Crespo) Olayer McCready, 93, of New Beaver Borough passed away, surrounded by her loving family, on Monday, Oct. 21, 2019, at her home following a short illness.
Born on Jan. 1, 1926, in Ellwood City, she was a daughter of the late John and Marie (Moran) Crespo.
She was married to Joseph Olayer, who died on Nov. 6, 1983, and then to S. Wells McCready, who died on July 2, 2007.
Sarah was a homemaker and caretaker for the elderly.
She was a member of the former St. Monica Parish in Wampum, and was currently a member of Holy Redeemer in Ellwood City. While at St. Monica's, she was active with the Christian Mothers Association.
Sarah was also a member of the 55 Club in New Galilee. She enjoyed gardening and baking, especially banana nut bread and blueberry cobbler.
Her most cherished time was spent caring for her family.
Survivors include a daughter, Martha (Fred) Rogers of Baden; three sons, Joseph "Sonny" A. (Kathy) Olayer of Ellwood City, James S. Olayer of New Galilee and Donald E. (Mary) Olayer of Chippewa; three stepchildren, Beth Ann (Paul) Morrison, Edward (JoAnn) McCready and Robert (Candy) McCready, all of New Galilee; two sisters, Lucy Thompson of Joplin, Missouri, and Elizabeth (Robert) Wilks of New Brighton; a brother, Edward (Donnie) Crespo of Eatonville, Washington; 10 grandchildren; 32 great-grandchildren; and nine great-great-grandchildren.
In addition to her parents and husbands, Sarah was preceded in death by two sons, John and Daniel Olayer; three sisters, Margaret Mitchell, and Ann and Marie Crespo; and seven brothers, Alfred, John, Phillip, Charles, Joseph, Henry and Thomas Crespo.
Visiting hours will be held from 2 to 8 p.m. on Thursday Oct. 24, 2019, at the Marshall Funeral Home, Wampum.
A Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated at 10 a,.m. Friday, Oct. 25, 2019, at Holy Redeemer Church with the Rev. Thomas Kredel officiating.
Interment will follow in St. Nicholas Cemetery, New Castle.
The family wished to extend a special thank you to the staff of UPMC Family Hospice.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Holy Redeemer Angel Fund.
Online condolences may be offrered to the family at
Published on October 22, 2019


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Patricia Morriello
Oct 23, 2019
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