- November 6, 1963 - March 19, 2012
- Benton Harbor, Michigan
of Sara's Passing
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“Over Labor day weekend 2013 I visited Michigan and found were Sara is laid to rest. Words can't describe how I felt, she at one time was the love of...Read More »
1 of 22 | Posted by: Douglas E. Gilmore - Chattanooga, TN
“I lost contact with Sara many years ago, she was such a great person, will definately be missed.
2 of 22 | Posted by: Laura Aviles - greenville, SC
“Sara was a wonderful girl when I knew her 30 yrs. ago. I hope and pray she is with the Lord Jesus Christ. My prayers are with you Jo and Ann, love...Read More »
3 of 22 | Posted by: Douglas E. Gilmore - chattanooga, TN
“Anna and Jo,
I was so sad to hear of Sara's passing. She was a dear friend to me during middle and high school at LMC. We lost touch after high...Read More »
4 of 22 | Posted by: Jane Lally (Gentry) - Ada, MI
“Your family is praying for all of you...may you find peace.
5 of 22 | Posted by: Dave Peterson and Family - Afton, MN
“Anna and Jo,
I am deeply saddened to hear of Sara's passing and my thoughts and prayers go out to your entire family.
Sara was a very beautiful,...Read More »
6 of 22 | Posted by: Patricia Cleary - Lakeland, MI
“Oh, I'm so sorry to hear of Sara's passing.
She was my classmate - and my friend - at LMC, and I remember her well. Her picture here shows her...Read More »
7 of 22 | Posted by: Jennifer Fisher Edwards - MN
“Dear Anna, Jo & Family,
I can't put into words how much my heart goes out to you.
I wish I could have known her better, but glad I had the...Read More »
8 of 22 | Posted by: Pamn Puckett - South Haven, MI
“Sara was a dear friend from many years ago. I recently had the privilege of catching up with Sara during a visit at her home. She was as sweet as I...Read More »
9 of 22 | Posted by: Sonja (Jones) Richcreek - MI
“My heart and prayers are with you Jo and Ann may god give you peace In the following days.Wish we could be there for you like you were there to help...Read More »
10 of 22 | Posted by: Margaret Gettig-York - Sophia, NC
“I worked in the same department with Sara and although I did not know her well, I remember she was friendly, easy to talk to and had a good sense of...Read More »
11 of 22 | Posted by: Denny Hill - Kalamazoo, MI
“Anna & Jo,
I was saddened to hear of Sara's passing. Please know my thoughts and prayers are with your entire family during this time.
God Bless...Read More »
12 of 22 | Posted by: Lisa Bravender - Valrico, FL
“God, I pray that her family finds strength and peace during a time when there are no words. To Anna, Josephine and their families; I send you my love...Read More »
13 of 22 | Posted by: Rosalie Emma-Sullivan - IN
“Every time I think of Sara and how she was always smiling when we came in to work. She never said anything bad about anyone, she was just a wonderful...Read More »
14 of 22 | Posted by: Winnie Byron - Kalamazoo, MI
“I remember Sara so well from LMCHS. I remember her so vividly, she was such a beautiful and kind person. I am saddened to learn of her passing. I...Read More »
15 of 22 | Posted by: David Houseal - Washington, DC
“Sara i worked with you at the post office. But only for a short time. But every time i saw you always a smile. You are like the beautiful shadow of...Read More »
16 of 22 | Posted by: Terri messer - kalamazoo, MI
“Dear Ann and Jo,
So sorry to hear about Sara. I know how difficult it is to lose a sister and You both were wonderful sisters to her. She can now...Read More »
17 of 22 | Posted by: Maria Kelley - Riverside, MI
“Sara will be missed, I've enjoyed working with her at the post office and will remember her fondly.
Godsped Sara, I hope there's a Great Casino and...Read More »
18 of 22 | Posted by: Kat Vogtmann - Kalamazoo, MI
“Dear Anna and Jo-
What a beautiful picture of Sara!
She was a great friend to me growing up in middle school and early HS years at LMC. You may...Read More »
19 of 22 | Posted by: Harriett Lloyd - Austin, TX
“Dear Ann and Jo,I am very sad to learn of Sara's passing. She was always very special to me.May she have eternal peace and may perpetual light shine...Read More »
20 of 22 | Posted by: Chris Worick - Dahlonega, HI
“Dear Ann and Jo,
We were so sad to learn of Sara's passing. You and your families are in our prayers during these difficult days. Sara was our...Read More »
21 of 22 | Posted by: Mike & Cindy Conrad - St Louis, MO
“Dear Jo and Anna,
My heart goes out to you. I was so sad to hear of sweet Sara's passing. She was a ray of sunshine in every life she touched. I...Read More »
22 of 22 | Posted by: Maria Houseal Johnston - MI
Sara Marsala, 48, of Benton Harbor, passed away Monday, March 19, 2012, at her home with her family by her side.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 11:00 a.m. on Saturday, March 24, 2012, at St. John's Catholic Church, 600 Columbus Street, Benton Harbor, officiated by Father William Jacobs, Jr. Burial will follow at North Shore Memory Gardens. Visitation will be held from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. Friday, March 23, 2012, at Starks & Menchinger Funeral Home, 2650 Niles Road, St. Joseph, where the Rosary will be recited at 6:00 p.m. Memorials may be made to SS John & Bernard Parish or Hospice at Home. Those wishing to sign the Memory Book online may do so at www.starks-menchinger.com.
Sara was born on November 6, 1963 to Angelo and Maria (Bonaccorso) Marsala in Benton Harbor. She graduated from Lake Michigan Catholic High School in 1982. She was an accomplished athlete and avid golfer, achieving a hole-in-one at Paw Paw Lake Golf Course. She was a dedicated employee working as a processing clerk for the U.S. Postal Service in Kalamazoo. She was a devoted aunt who showered her nieces with unending love.
She is survived by two sisters, Anna (Gabriel) Krajecki and Josephine (Gregory) Koziuk both of Benton Harbor, nieces, Angela Seaman, Nina, Paige, and Sophie Koziuk, and step-nieces, Angela & Danielle Strong.
Sara was preceded in death by her parents