Sally Metzgar

Born: Sat., Jul. 4, 1936
Died: Fri., Jul. 19, 2019


10:00 AM to 11:00 AM, Sat., Aug. 17, 2019
Location: First Presbyterian Church

Funeral Service

11:00 AM Sat., Aug. 17, 2019
Location: First Presbyterian Church

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Sally Nelson Metzgar, of Cobham Park Road, Warren, PA. passed away peacefully, in Erie, on July 19, 2019, with her loving husband of 60 years by her side. Sally was born on July 4, 1936, in Warren, to the late George W. and Geraldine (Dietsch) Nelson. She was a 1954 graduate of Warren Area High School. Sally’s early career began at Bell Telephone. She then worked at The Pennsylvania State University in State College, PA for the Department of the Navy in the Ordinance Research Lab (ORL). Her favorite employment was in the family owned and operated business, North Penn Pipe & Supply, Inc. where she spent her days from 1977-2009. While in high school, Sally modeled extensively. As a young wife and mother living in Latrobe, PA, Sally was a model for West Penn Power and was frequently shown in the West Penn Power family magazine. She was a member of the Junior Woman’s League of Latrobe. Upon returning to Warren, Sally became active in the YWCA and held several officer positions over a period of many years. Sally was baptized in the First Presbyterian Church of Warren and she actively participated in the Presbyterian Women’s Circle’s, was a Sunday School teacher, and volunteered for and donated to the Presbyterian Church rummage sale for decades. Sally had a true flair for interior decorating and was able to showcase her abilities in her homes. Sally and her husband have been philanthropically involved with numerous organizations, most notably The Pennsylvania State University. They donated funds for the Robert and Sally Metzgar Admissions and Alumni Center at Penn State Behrend and created the Robert and Sally Metzgar Leadership Scholarship, which empowers three students per semester to pursue their education. In recent years, Sally was a member of the Blue Stocking Club, Antique Study Club, Warren County Historical Society, and the Garden Club. She and her daughter, Kathy, enjoyed taking Special Studies Classes at Chautauqua Institution over the last several years. Sally’s hobbies were gardening, genealogy, and reading. Her greatest enjoyment came from spending time with her family and pets. Sally is survived by her loving husband, Robert Metzgar; her children, Kelly and wife Joany Metzgar, of Warren, Kathy and husband Larry Lang, of Warren; her grandchildren, Kyle and wife Leila Metzgar, of Houston, Drew Lang, of State College; and two great grandchildren, Bellamy and Madeline Metzgar, of Houston. Friends will be received from 10:00-11:00 am on Saturday, August 17, 2019, at the First Presbyterian Church, 300 Market St. Warren, PA. A memorial service will follow at 11:00 am with Rev. Rebecca Taylor and Rev. Matthew Laffey, co-officiating. In lieu of flowers, the family has requested that memorial donations be made to PAWS Along the River, 212 Elm St. Warren, PA 146365 or to the First Presbyterian Church, 300 Market St. Warren, PA 16365.

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Barb Fischer
   Posted Fri July 26, 2019
Bob and Family,
So sorry to hear of Sally’s passing. She was a bright, vibrant personality that could always bring a smile to your face.
I hope you are all holding up as well as can be expected.
The Fischers

Dave Oelslager
   Posted Fri July 26, 2019
Kathy, I am so sorry to read of the passing of your mother. You and your family are in my thoughts and prayers.

You former childhood Eastside kid, Dave Oelslager

Colin and Debbie Binns
   Posted Fri July 26, 2019
We enjoyed the times we spent with Sally over the years and know that she was a very sweet and caring person. She and Bob did a great job raising Kathy and we have been grateful to have her as part of our family.

Sally will certainly be missed by everyone who knew her and our thoughts and prayers are with Bob, Kathy, Larry, Drew, and Kelly and his family.

Patrick Damore
   Posted Sun July 28, 2019
Bob, Kathy & family....

I'm sorry to hear of this news. Sally was always so kind to everyone and she will be missed.
Our thoughts and prayers are with you.

The Damores

Diane Parente
   Posted Mon July 29, 2019
Bob, please accept my condolences to you and your family. Your friendship to Penn State and all that is here, especially to Behrend, is what makes us all family.
Our prayers are with you.
Diane Parente

Sally Peterson
   Posted Tue July 30, 2019
Bob, (aka RDM), Kelly, Kathy and family...
I'm at a loss. I just found out and am taken back with sorrow. I just adored Sal - her beautiful smile, loving ways and flare for style and life.
Please know that you have my deepest condolences and all the love I have! You're in my prayers and may God bring you comfort and peace . He gained an Angel!!?
I love you all. Xxoo. Sally (aka Skippy/SKP)

Nancy North
   Posted Wed July 31, 2019
I am saddened to read of Sally's passing. The moment I met her I knew she was a special woman. Keeping you all in my thoughts and prayers.

Kathy & Scott Higby
   Posted Wed July 31, 2019
Dearest Kathy and family,
We were sad to hear of your Mom's passing. Our thoughts and prayers
are with you and your family. With love, Kathy & Scott

Cathy Jones Peterson
   Posted Sat August 10, 2019
Kelly, Joany & Kyle
My sympathies go out to you and your family at this time

Barbara Ann Jashurek
   Posted Mon August 19, 2019
My deepest sympathy to Mr. Metzgar & Family. I met Sally & son Kelly while working at the District Justice Office in Sheffield, PA. They were always so kind to me in person and on the phone. She will be missed.

Love and prayers to the family.

Barbara Jashurek

Greg Barrett
   Posted Thu August 22, 2019
So sorry to hear of the passing of Sally. I always enjoyed visiting her at North Penn.

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