Sarah A. (Crespo) Olayer McCready, 93

Sarah A. (Crespo) Olayer McCready, 93, of New Beaver Boro passed away surrounded by her loving family Monday, October 21, 2019 at her home following a short illness.

Born January 1, 1926 in Ellwood City, she was the daughter of the late John and Marie (Moran) Crespo . She was married to Joseph Olayer who died November 6, 1983 and then S. Wells McCready who died July 2, 2007.

Sarah was a homemaker and caretaker for the elderly. She was a member of the former St. Monica Parish in Wampum and currently a member of Holy Redeemer in Ellwood City. While at St. Monica’s, she was active with the Christian Mothers Association. Sarah was also a member of the 55 Club in New Galilee. She enjoyed gardening and baking, especially banana nut bread and blueberry cobbler. Her most cherished time was spent caring for her family.

Survivors include daughter, Martha (Fred) Rogers of Baden, three sons, Joseph “Sonny” A. (Kathy) Olayer of Ellwood City, James S. Olayer of New Galilee, Donald E. (Mary) Olayer of Chippewa; three step children, Beth Ann (Paul) Morrison, Edward (JoAnn) McCready and Robert (Candy) McCready, all of New Galilee; two sisters, Lucy Thompson of Joplin, Missouri, Elizabeth (Robert) Wilks of New Brighton; brother, Edward (Donnie) Crespo of Eatonville, WA; ten grandchildren; thirty two great grandchildren; and nine great great grandchildren.

In addition to her parents and husbands, Sarah was preceded in death by two sons, John and Daniel Olayer; three sisters, Margaret Mitchell, Ann and Marie Crespo; and seven brothers, Alfred, John, Phillip, Charles, Joseph, Henry, and Thomas Crespo.

Visiting hours will be held on Thursday October 24 from 2-8 pm at the Marshall Funeral Home, Wampum. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at Holy Redeemer Church on Friday at 10 am with Rev. Father Thomas Kredel officiating. Interment will follow in St. Nicholas Cemetery in New Castle.

The family wished to extend a special thank you to the staff of UPMC Family Hospice.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Holy Redeemer Angel Fund.

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5 thoughts on “Sarah A. (Crespo) Olayer McCready, 93

  1. Please accept our heartfelt condolences
    on the loss of your loved one.
    Potomac Air Lodge 1976
    Retiree’s Club

    IAM & AW Potomac Air Lodge 1976
    228 Moon Clinton Road
    Moon Twp, Pa 15108

  2. Our deepest sympathies to your family and many friends, in the loss of your loved one. May all the memories made throughout her lifetime keep her near and dear to your hearts.
    RIP and God bless

  3. Dear Beth and family,
    We were saddened to learn of the passing of Sarah. Our thoughts and prayers are with you at this time and our condolences to you and the family. Dave and Marilynn Patterson.

  4. Dear Sonny and family,

    Please accept our deepest sympathy in the passing of your mother. Our thoughts and prayers are with all of you.

    Bob and Mary Ellen Connelly

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