Monday, April 7, 2014

Susan Boyle Sanders

Wellsville, NY - Susan Boyle Sanders, 78, of 20 S. Broad Street, passed away on Sunday, April 6, 2014 at Jones Memorial Hospital following a brief illness. She was born May 29, 1935 in Erie, PA the daughter of the late Dr. Hugh and Vera (Downing) Boyle. On March 20, 1958 in Erie she married Robert N. Sanders who survives.

Susan was a 1953 graduate of Strong Vincent High School in Erie and attended Hiram College and Vermont Junior College. She taught kindergarten, first and second grades in the Girard, Ohio public school system. She was certified in the Montessori teaching method at the National Center of Montessori Education. She co-founded with Sharon Washer, the Wellsville Montessori School and later taught at the Alfred Montessori School. She was a member of both the Shepherd of the Valley and Trinity Lutheran Churches in Wellsville. She enjoyed bowling and playing softball. She was a avid Bridge player, a member of the D. A. R. and was a fundraiser for the March of Dimes.

Surviving in addition to her husband is one son, Steven (Meriam) Sanders of Wellsville, one daughter, Shelly (Barry) Dunne of Wellsville, four grandchildren, Jasmine and Matthew Sanders and Meredith and James Dunne, a sister, Sally (Alfred) D'Alessandro of Export, PA, as well as nine nieces & nephews. She was predeceased by a brother, Dr. H. Halsey Boyle.

Friends are invited to call on Wednesday from 2-4 & 7-9 pm at the J. W. Embser Sons Funeral Home Inc. in Wellsville. The funeral will be Thursday, (April 10, 2014) at 11:00 am at the Trinity Lutheran Church in Wellsville, with Rev. Robert Morris and Rev. Carl Knitter presiding. The family suggests memorial donations be made to any church of the donor's choice. To leave online condolences, please visit

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