Friday, November 1, 2002

Obituary: Sr. Sarah Gass

Sister of Charity was devoted to education

By Rebecca Billman
The Cincinnati Enquirer

Sister Sarah

DELHI TOWNSHIP - Sister of Charity of Cincinnati Sarah Gass, a former counselor, director of admissions and assistant registrar at the College of Mount St. Joseph, died last Thursday at St. Ann's Hospital in Columbus. She was 71.

Sister Sarah, formerly known as Sister Martin Louise, spent nearly 40 years in education - teaching at several schools in Ohio, Michigan and Maryland, as well as in adult education services in Cincinnati.

She served as coordinator of continuing education at Hazard Community College and at St. Thomas More College.

For the past 10 years, Sister Sarah was pastoral assistant at the Church of the Resurrection in New Albany, Ohio.

"Sister Sarah has the gift of nurturing presence, quietly empowering those around her while attending to the myriad details of keeping the community flowing," Sister Mary Lee Krall of New Albany said of her work there.

Sister Sarah was born Sallie Gass in Columbus in 1931 and was a Sister of Charity for 52 years.

She earned a bachelor's degree in education from the College of Mount St. Joseph and a master's degree in education from the University of Notre Dame.

Survivors include a sister, Mary Stoltz of Worthington, Ohio.

Services have been held. Burial was in the Motherhouse cemetery.

Memorials: Church of the Resurrection Building Fund, 6300 Dublin-Granville Road, New Albany, OH 43054, or a charity of the donor's choice.


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