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March 5, 2013

Sally A. Titus

Sally A. Titus

UNADILLA — Sally A. Titus, 78, of Unadilla, passed away Sunday, March 3, 2013, at home. She was born July 16, 1934, in Sidney the daughter of DeForest and Frances (Knoetgen) Van Gorder.

Sally worked more than 30 years for Unadilla National Bank, Marine Midland and Key Bank of Unadilla. She and her late husband, George were co-owners of Titus Mobil in Unadilla for many years. She was a member of the Unadilla Chamber of Commerce, was honored as Lady of the Year in Sidney at one time and was responsible for collecting for the Unadilla Community Chest with Jean Slocum for many years. Sally belonged to the Thursday Bowling League in Bainbridge and the Golf League at Sundown in Guilford.

She is survived by two daughters and their spouses, Patricia and Tim Grow of Sidney and Sonia and Wayne Hall of Bainbridge; two grandchildren, Cortney and Nate Beckwith of Sidney and Tim and Jessica Grow of Mt. Upton; seven great-grandchildren, Allie, Timmy, Matthew and Brooke Grow, Dakota and Michaella Cotton and Kylee Beckwith; one brother, William and Cathy Van Gorder of Unadilla; a special niece, Melinda and Bill Barse of Sidney; a special nephew, Jimmy Leonard of Brunswick, Ga.; several other nieces, nephews and cousins; her longtime friend and companion, Glenn Geertgens and his family of Unadilla; Roy and Chris Geertgens of Franklin, Ford and Ann Walley of Sanford, Donna and Wayne Gardape of Arizona and Clint and Cathy Geertgens of Colorado and their families.

She was predeceased by her late husband, George Titus; two sisters, Dorothy Schunk and Janice Leonard; one brother, Michael Van Gorder; and her parents, DeForest (Shorty) and Frances (Picky) Van Gorder; also several aunts; uncles; and cousins.

A service to celebrate the life of Sally Titus will be held at noon, Friday, March 8, at Westcott Funeral Home Inc., 123 Main St., Unadilla. The Rev. Peter Zuk will officiate. Calling hours will be 11a.m. to noon, Friday, prior to the service.

The family requests donations to the Sidney-Delaware Valley Humane Society.

Funeral arrangements are by the Westcott Funeral Home Inc. of Unadilla.

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