Sarah ‘Sally’ Sites, 78, served in USA Medical Service Corps, department director of food and nutrition services at ECH

By on October 14, 2015

Sarah “Sally” Sites, 78, of Ephrata, went home to be with her Lord and Savior Thursday, Oct. 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 Aug. 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 sons: Edwin Anthony Sites of Jessup, Md.; Peter Winston, husband of Lisa Sites, of Fleming Island, Fla.; Christopher William Sites of San Diego, Calif.; and daughter: Frances Elizabeth, wife of Philip Perrino, of Wallingford, Conn.; best friend and housemate: Joyce Scheidegger; eight grandchildren; and one great-grandchild.

She was predeceased by her sister: Alice Frances (Nancy) Gendell.

Services were held Oct. 11 at First United Methodist Church, Lancaster, with Revs. Kerry L. Leeper and Joseph F. DiPaolo officiating. Interment was in Riverview Burial Park, Lancaster.

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, P.O. Box 4125, Lancaster, PA 17604-4125.

To send an online condolence, visit DeBord Snyder Funeral Home and Crematory, Lancaster, were entrusted with the arrangements.

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