Sarah Jane "Sadie" (Allshouse) Gleeson, 84, of East McKeesport, died Tuesday, July 3, 2007, at home. She was born May 21, 1923, in Wilmerding to the late Edward L. and Alma (Hallam) Allshouse and also was predeceased by son Glenn Gleeson, former husband Joseph Gleeson; siblings Hallam and Robert Allshouse, Blanche Laird and Harriet Moore and a brother-in-law, Robert Laird. Sarah was a retired sales representative for Central Pharmaceuticals, Seymour, Ind., and had received 15 Archie awards as the top salesperson.
She was a veteran of World War II, having served in the Women's Air Force Service Pilots, and was a member of the Women Aviators Association and Linway United Presbyterian Church, North Versailles. Sarah enjoyed vacationing with family at Edinboro Lake, swimming, water skiing and golfing and liked to travel with friends and attend W.A.S.P. reunions.
She is survived by children Carl Gleeson and Barbara (fiance Kevin Dobis) Gleeson, both of East McKeesport, and Scott (Norma) Gleeson, of Atlanta; grandchildren Pamela and Jacqueline Gleeson and Thomas DePaoli; brother Edward L. (Mary) Allshouse Jr., of Monroeville; sister-in-law, Jane Allhouse; brother-in-law, George Moore; special friend Roberta Churilla, of Forest Hills, and nieces and nephews.
Friends will be received from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Thursday at the FORGIE-SNYDER FUNERAL HOME, 1032 Broadway, East McKeesport, 412-823-8083, where services will be at 11 A.M. Friday with the Rev. Thomas Moore officiating. Interment with military honors will follow in Grandview Cemetery, North Versailles.