Agnes Decker Sarday Brislin, 87, of Nanticoke passed away Saturday, February 28 2015 at Wilkes Barre General Hospital after a long illness with her loving daughter Diane and family at her side.
One of ten children, she was the daughter of the late George and Recetta Nasser Decker. Agnes was born in Wilkes Barre, raised in a proud Lebanese American family amongst a vibrant Lebanese American community. She was extremely proud of her heritage which lives on in the traditions she passed to her family, which was truly the center of her life. She was educated in Wilkes Barre, graduating from GAR High School.
With her late husband Ralph Sarday, Agnes began her own family in Nanticoke and together they raised their daughter Diane. In life, Agnes had but one focus and that was to assure the well-being of her daughter and family.
For Agnes, her work was a virtue. She spent her early career in the garment industry but found her true calling and began a second career at Mill Memorial Library, working until age 83. She derived great pleasure from her years at the library serving her community.
In addition to her parents, Agnes was preceded in death by husbands: Ralph Sarday and Jerome Brislin; Brothers: Peter, George, James and Robert; Sisters: Margaret, Sara, Emma and Rita.
Agnes is survived by her daughter Diane Sarday O’Horo and husband Martin,Greentown; step daughter: Cheryl Ann Brislin Rinaldi; step granddaughter: Mia Rinaldi; Sister: Mary Cook, Mechanicsburg; and many beloved nieces and nephews, along with their children who Agnes treasured.
Funeral service will be held Wednesday March 4, 2015 at 9:30 AM from Kearney Funeral Home, Inc., 173 E. Green St., Nanticoke, with a Mass of Christian Burial at 10 AM in St. Faustina Parish. Interment will be in St. Mary’s Cemetery, Hanover Township.
Friends and family may call Tuesday from 5-7 PM. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the American Lung Association. Should you wish to leave an online condolence, please visit our website at www.kearneyfuneralhomeinc.com.
Her family would like to offer their heartfelt thanks to the staff at Birchwood Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, Nanticoke for the professional and loving care they provided to Agnes.
I am so heartbroken by the loss of my second Mom Aggie. I will miss her forever.Patty Jones Key (about 5 years ago)
Miss her smile the most, and the way she had me laugh. She had a warm personality, like her daughter, which could light up a room. God bless her family. She is missed.Cathy C. (about 5 years ago)