NEW BERLIN – Sarah “Sally” Lidell, 93, a longtime NYCM employee who had trained at Hartwick College for the Cadet Nurse Corps, passed away peacefully on Nov. 17, 2018, at Chase Nursing Home.
Sarah Frances Hardic Lidell was born Sept. 5, 1925 in Mehoopany, Pa., the daughter of Floyd and Helen (Robinson) Hardic. The family moved to Edmeston when Sally was 2. She graduated from Edmeston Central School in 1944 and enlisted in the Cadet Nurse Corps, training at Hartwick.
She had already met the love of her life, Wallace Lidell, and married him in 1947 upon his return from serving in the Army in Europe during World War II. They settled in South Edmeston, where they raised their two children: Tim and Susan.
Sally spent her life caring for those she loved most: her husband, parents, in-laws, children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
She also worked for New York Central Mutual Insurance company until her retirement in 1988.
She is survived by her loving children, Tim (Connie) and their children Amy Grant (Marty and children Alicia, Colin and Brynn) and Angie Alger (Brad and son Owen), and Susan Klim (Brian) and their children Sean, Zachary (Philip) and Courtney Mazzone (JJ and children Finn and Kenneally). She also leaves her devoted niece Gail (Dave) Browning and nephew Chris (Carol) Geiselmann, along with nine great- and great-great nieces and nephews.
Her husband Wallace predeceased her in 2012.
Calling hours will be 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 21, at Dakin Funeral Home in New Berlin, followed by a funeral service at 2 p.m. at St Andrew’s Episcopal Church, New Berlin.
Donations in Sally’s memory may be made to: St Andrew’s Episcopal Church, 40 S Main St, New Berlin NY 13411 or the Women in Military Service for America Memorial (located at Arlington National Cemetery – it houses a Cadet Nurse Corps exhibit and a registry of women who served).
www.womensmemorial.org PO Box 420560, Washington DC 20042-0560.