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SAYLOR-CROUSE, Delores M. (Strait)

    Tribune-Democrat, Apr 2021, Contributed by Sharon Trosan

Name:   SAYLOR-CROUSE, Delores M. (Strait)
Death Date:   23 Apr 2021
Age:   91
Buried:   Richland Cemetery
Newspaper:   Tribune-Democrat
Obituary Date:   Apr 2021
Contributed by:   Sharon Trosan
Remarks:   SAYLOR-CROUSE– Delores M. “Dee,” 91, Johnstown, passed away peacefully on April 23, 2021 at home. Born on May 24, 1929 in Johnstown, daughter of Robert and Susie Strait. Preceded in death by her first husband, Charles Crouse and second husband, Robert Saylor, brother, Russell Strait, grandson, Kurt Crouse and great-grandson, Brody Peterson. She is survived by her son, Douglas Crouse (Debbie) and daughter, Jacalyn Galuska (Dwayne) of Johnstown; and her brother, Jack Strait (Sally) of Johnstown. There are five grandchildren and six great-grandchildren. She is also survived by her step-children, Linford Saylor (Diane), Betsy Holland, and Joan Robinson (Dennis) and seven step-great-grandchildren. Dee was a 1946 graduate of Dale High School. She retired from the Western District Office of the Church of the Brethren. She was previously employed by the Ferndale Area School District as a teacher’s aide, and by Strand Laboratory as a secretary. She loved sports, especially the Pittsburgh Pirates and the Steelers, and formerly bowled at Richland Lanes, senior league, but more than anything, enjoyed attending the baseball, basketball, and volleyball games of her grandsons over the years, often stating those were among the happiest times of her life. She was a very giving person, and spent many years volunteering at several places, including New Day, Windber Hospice, and Cambria City Mission. She was a long-time member of the Tire Hill Church of the Brethren, where she was very active. There will be no viewing at her request. Burial will be in Richland Cemetery. Arrangements and obituary provided by the Harris Funeral Home, Richland. Newspaper date unknown.

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