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Sara Long


Sara Bair Miller Long, 87, of Middletown, entered into eternal rest on Wednesday, October 23, 2019 in the Middletown Home. She was the widow of Donald William Long.

Sara was born in Bryansville Station, Pa. on July 28, 1932 to the late Charles G. Sr. and Mary W. (Miller) Bair.

Sara was a member of the Church of the Brethren - Huntsdale and a former Republic Committee person, District 1 for a number of years. She was a retired toll officer for the PA Turnpike, a Middletown librarian for over 20 years and a former waitress for the former 230 Diner. Sara enjoyed sewing, quilting and bluegrass music. She was a mom to many children within the Boys Club, Pee Wee, Pony and Midgets.

Sara was preceded in death by her parents, husband and her sister, Eleanor Slabonik.

Sara is survived by her sons, James L. and wife Deborah J. Miller, David P. and wife Deborah Miller, and G. Edward and wife Wanda Miller, all of Middletown, and John W. and wife, Rebecca Miller of Mesquite, Texas; her daughters, Mary (Miller) Blessing and husband John and Margaret (Miller) Doherty and husband Andy, all of Middletown, Susan Long of Duncannon and Sharon Long of Camp Hill; her brothers, Robert Lester Bair and Charles G. Bair Jr. and wife Esther; 14 grandchildren; 22 great-grandchildren; 10 great-great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.

Services will be held at 11 a.m. on Friday, November 1, 2019 at Matinchek Funeral Home & Cremation Services, Inc., 260 East Main St., Middletown, Pa. A viewing will be held from 10 to 11 a.m. on Friday at the funeral home.

Burial will be held in Hillsdale Cemetery, Middletown, Pa.

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