ENON VALLEY, Pennsylvania (MyValleyTributes) – Sally Martin, 89, of Enon Valley passed away peacefully at home on Sunday, January 8, 2023, surrounded by her family and friends.

Sally was born in New Castle on December 28, 1933. She was the daughter of William C Aeppli, Ida Seamans Aeppli and stepmother, Katherine Lowery Aeppli.

Sally graduated from Union Area High School in 1951.

Upon graduation, she worked at First Federal Bank in New Castle. 

She married her husband, Richard E Martin, on April 20, 1954. Dick and Sally were married 66 years until his passing in April of 2020. Together they raised their four children on the family dairy farm, enjoying family dinners, tractor pulling, raising chickens and county fairs. Sally particularly loved to be on the lawn mower, mowing the grass! Six grandchildren and two great- grandchildren completed the family over the years.

She was actively involved in Bessemer Presbyterian Church where she was an Elder, Deacon and member of the Women’s Club. She found much joy preparing weekly Rotary dinners and fundraising dinners for Bessemer Presbyterian Church. Sally’s ham loaf and Dutch apple pie will long be remembered. The entire family were members of Westfield grange, Sally and Dick for over 60 years.

Her kindness and goodness will be missed as she was always serving dinners, baking pies or cakes and delivering them to those she knew and loved. She enjoyed trips with her husband to Florida and dinner out every Friday night with a special group of friends.

Sally is survived by her loving family: sons, Ronald (Cindy) Martin and Richard (Lee Ann) Martin, both of Enon Valley; daughters, Kathy (David) Lang of Gibsonia and Diane (John) Kristobak of Florida; her grandchildren, Ross Martin, Christy (Blake) TIbbetts, Caitlin Martin, Christopher Lang, David Kristobak and Ryan Kristobak and two great-grandchildren, Landon Martin and Jackson Tibbetts. She is also survived by her brother, Robert Aeppli of Edinburg, many special cousins and nieces and nephews.

She is preceded in death by her loving husband, Dick; her parents and brother, William.

Family will receive friends on Thursday, January 12, 2023, from 5:00 – 8:00 p.m. at the Terry Cunningham Funeral Home, 203  Oak Street, Bessemer Pennsylvania and on Friday, January 13, 2023, from 10:00 – 11:00 p.m. at Bessemer Presbyterian Church on 29 N. Main Street, followed by the 11:00 service. 

Sally will be buried at the Petersburg Cemetery. 

In lieu of flowers and remembrance, gifts please contribute to the American Cancer society, The MoCo House of Bessemer, or the Bessemer Presbyterian Church.

A television tribute will air Wednesday, January 11 at the following approximate times: 5:17 a.m. on WKBN, 8:39 a.m. on FOX, 5:21 p.m. on WYTV and 6:35 p.m. on MyYTV. Video will be posted here the day of airing.