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In loving memory of Sara "Sally" Louise Grubb Paviol Durkin, who peacefully passed away on April 18, 2012, at her home. She was 83 years old, and a 23 year resident of Jensen Beach, FL. Sara was born in East Drumore, PA on November 16, 1928 to Emma Louise Lowe and Howard Scott Grubb of York and Lancaster County. She grew up on a farm near Fawn Grove by the PA-MD border.

Sara moved to Carlisle, PA in 1939 and graduated in the CHS class of 1946 and Dickinson College in 1949. She enjoyed a variety of activities including theater, horses, and oil painting. Sara worked at the Cumberland County Courthouse from 1965 to 1989 in the Probation Office and had many friends there. She was a member of the First Presbyterian Church of Carlisle for 73 years from 1939 to 2012. Sara was a multi-term Deacon at the First Presbyterian Church. In 1989 she moved to Jensen Beach, FL. She volunteered at Martin Memorial 'Francis Langford' hospital in Stuart, FL for 22 years and achieved over 3000 hours of service at the reception desk.

Sara was preceded in death by her first husband James Arthur Paviol, with whom she had five sons; James Robert Paviol, his wife Linda Clouser, John Maurice Paviol his wife Julie Wert, David Scott Paviol, his wife Denise Kerwood, Edward Arthur Paviol his wife Joni Marie Patton, and William Alan Paviol, and his wife Beth Cimarolli.

Paviol grandchildren include Philip Mark Paviol, his wife Lauren Campagna, Corey and Nick Bruner, Scott Maurice Paviol, Layne Katherine Paviol, Jaclyn Marie Ferrell, Sarah Xiao Paviol and Dax David Paviol. She also has a great-grandson, Jackson Philip Paviol.

She was married to Joseph John Durkin and lived in Florida from 1989 to his death in 2007. Joe Sr. was also a graduate of Dickinson College in Carlisle, PA where she originally met him and then met him again at their 40th year reunion in 1989. They were married 6 months later. Joe is survived by three daughters and two sons, Joseph John, Patrica Ann, Kathleen Louise Taylor, Maureen Immaculata Powell, and Michael Joseph.

Durkin Grandchildren include Barbara Giovino, Margaret Durkin, Brooke Klauer, Austin Taylor, Kaitlin Taylor, Morgan Powell, Addison Durkin, and Connor Durkin. Durkin Great Grandchildren include Troy Giovino, Heather Giovino, and Declan Klauer.

Her hobbies included crocheting, gardening, cooking, and oil painting. She had many friends and relatives, too numerous to mention. She was class secretary for CHS and Dickinson College and enjoyed helping organize the reunions.

A memorial service will be held on Saturday, April 28, 2012, at 2 p.m. in the Ewing Brothers Funeral Home, 630 S. Hanover St., Carlisle, with Rev. Jon A. Black officiating. Burial will follow in Ashland Cemetery, Carlisle. A visitation will be held on Saturday from 1 p.m. until time of service. Donations may be made to any charity or to Hospice or Martin Memorial Hospital, 2100 SE Salerno Rd., Stuart, FL 34997.

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Our deepest condolences on the recent passing of Sara.

Randolph and Quy Hays
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I met Sally when I was 18. She had raised her 5 sons and had some extra rooms. I moved in with her during my senior year while my parents moved to Fla. We had a lot of time together. We did cooking, laundry and other household chores, but we had fun together,too. She was always there to hear about my day and boyfriend problems. She also would give me gentle reminders to do my homework. She was so encouraging in helping me to plan a future. We visited the Art Instute in Pittsgurgh were we both wanted me to go. There have been many times as I raised my children...I wondered what would Sally do? She was always miss when she moved to Fla. I know I will see her again in Heaven. I pray for comfort and care for all her sons.

 Judy Lackey Mathes Franks
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Dear John & Family,
We sincerly offer our sympathy to you in the death of your mother.
 May God give you peace.

Neil & June Sanders
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John, Ed, and family,
We are so sorry to here of your Mother's passing. We had known Sally since the early 1970's and she was a great friend. Although she worked with John in the Probation Office, she was more than a coworker. She was very giving, empathetic, and caring. She not only cared immensely about her own family but she was very interested in our own two daughters. We continued to keep in touch even when she moved to Florida. She will be sorely missed.

John & Carolyn Roller
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Since 1853
630 S. Hanover St., Carlisle, PA 17013
Phone:  (717) 243-2421
 
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(1926 ~ 2009)
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(1892 ~ 1988)
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(1898 ~ 1934)
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(1866 ~ 1924)
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(1831 ~ 1903)

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