Sarah "Sally" Louise (Thomas) Blair

Born: Thu., Aug. 15, 1929
Died: Mon., Aug. 14, 2017

Gathering of Family & Friends

11:30 AM to 12:30 PM, Fri., Aug. 25, 2017
Location: Myers - Buhrig Funeral Home and Crematory

Memorial Service

12:30 PM Fri., Aug. 25, 2017
Location: Myers - Buhrig Funeral Home and Crematory


1:15 PM Fri., Aug. 25, 2017
Location: Eckel's Ice Cream Fountain


3:00 PM Fri., Aug. 25, 2017
Location: Mt. Zion Cemetery

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Sarah “Sally” Louise (Thomas) Blair

“Aunt Sally’s Hot Fudge Sauce” -

Sarah “Sally” Louise (Thomas) Blair, age 87, of Mechanicsburg, passed away just minutes shy of her 88th birthday on Monday, August 14, 2017.  Sally was born on Thursday, August 15, 1929 in Harrisburg to the late Kenneth Sebring Thomas and Kathryn (Brackenridge) Thomas. In addition to her parents, Sally is preceded in death by her first husband, John "Jack" Shetron Blair who she married on October 12, 1952 and who died on April 2, 2008, and her sister Caroline Rhodes who died in 1979.

Sally’s survivors include her husband of seven years, Alfred “Al” Grundon; her two children: Stephen Blair and his wife, Suzanne White, of Mt. Holly Springs; Virginia "Ginger" Sheibley and her husband, Donald, of Mechanicsburg; her two sisters: Patricia Royer and her husband, Alan, of Elizabethtown; Kathryn “Kate” Daugherty of Mechanicsburg; her brother-in-law, Robert “Bob” Rhodes; and several nieces and nephews.

Sally graduated from John Harris High School as part of the class of 1947.  She was a member of St. Stephen’s Episcopal Cathedral in Harrisburg for over 30 years and of St. John’s Episcopal Church in Carlisle for almost 30 years.  She was a member of the West Shore Country Club in Camp Hill, the Harrisburg Bridge Club in Harrisburg, as well as several other bridge groups in the area.  Sally always shared her bright smile which was like a ray of sunshine to those she met.  With a grand sense of humor, which could be dry at times, and a social personality it is easy to understand how Sally made so many friends.  She loved birds and flower gardening and was known for the most beautiful roses.  Sally may be best known for her “Aunt Sally’s Hot Fudge Sauce” which is the perfect pairing for ice cream.

All are welcome to join Sally’s family at her gathering of family and friends on Friday, August 25, 2017, from 11:30 a.m. until time of service at 12:30 p.m. at Myers - Buhrig Funeral Home and Crematory, 37 East Main Street, Mechanicsburg, PA 17055; with Celebrant George A. Spangler officiating.  Sally’s family invites everyone to join them for an ice cream reception with “Aunt Sally’s Hot Fudge Sauce” at Eckel’s Ice Cream Fountain, across the street from the funeral home, immediately following the service.  Burial will follow the reception in Mt. Zion Cemetery in Churchtown, PA.  Cremation was private.

Sally’s family has entrusted her care to Myers – Buhrig Funeral Home and Crematory in Mechanicsburg, (717) 766-3421.  Read Sally’s full obituary, view her memorial video and portrait, and sign her official guest book at

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Christine Arnold
   Posted Mon August 21, 2017
So many fond memories of childhood days, of warmth and kindness. Late summers at the lake most particularly, taking me back to gentler days. Sally is an integral part of those memories. Deepest felt sympathies to Ginger, Steve, and Al.

Joyce Oviatt Hamman
   Posted Mon August 21, 2017
So sad to hear about Sally. She and Caroline were my first friend when I was 5 years old and moved to Dauphin. We had so much fun and I always wished I could have long pigtails like theirs. They moved to Harrisburg a few years later and Sally Lou thought it was so neat that her new home's address was the same as her birth year. We visited and had weekends at each other's homes but later all went different ways. The pictures are beautiful and I'm sure you all had a wonderful life together. Keep the memories as God comforts you in your loss. Sincerely, Joyce Oviatt Hamman

Carol Kratosky
   Posted Tue August 22, 2017
So sad to hear of Sally's passing. She was a wonderful
co-worker with me at C@F. I have fond memories of my trip w/she and your dad in Chincoteague. A sweet gal who will be sorely missed.

Greggrey Grundon, Honolulu, HI
   Posted Thu August 24, 2017
I am very sorry, for your loss. I pray the love you feel towards her, will comfort you, and help you recall only good memories, and assuage your sadness. God Bless you, Gregg Grundon & Family, Honolulu, HI

Pam Miller, Dillsburg, PA
   Posted Thu August 24, 2017
I'm sorry to hear about your mother's passing. I'm sure you have a lot of good memories.
God Bless

Pam Miller, Dillsburg, PA

Betsy (Butzie) Martin
   Posted Fri September 15, 2017
Dear Sally's family,
My dear friend is gone but loved dearly by so many. We had such fun together - walked to school at John Harris, meeting the gang at Millers on Market St.. maybe 10 or so girls. Sally and I called each other on our respective birthdays for many years. Wish I had done so this year. The Thomas girls and Jennings girls were all good friends.
Here I am outside of Chicago, so sorry I missed her service. Love to you all, Pat,Kate and Al.

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