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Sally E. Hilsher, 66, of Williamsport passed away peacefully at UPMC Susquehanna on Tuesday, May 17, 2022, surrounded by her loving family.

Sally was born in Williamsport on November 1, 1955, the daughter of the late Carl Jacob and Palma Josephine (Pisani) Spaeth.

Sally graduated in 1973 from Williamsport Area High School. She then continued her education at the former WACC (Williamsport Area Community College), now known as the Pennsylvania College of Technology, earning her associate degree. Her career took her to Hilsher Graphics where she became a general partner with her husband, Jay H. Hilsher, Jr., and son, John H. Hilsher, III.

Her beloved husband of 29 years, Jay Hilsher, died on October 31, 2017.

She was an active member of St. Lawrence Catholic Church. She sang in the folk group and dedicated her time and resources to the parish for many years. Sally was also a life member of the Lycoming County Historical Society and the Thomas Taber Museum, where she served on the board and gave her time selflessly. She loved to travel, weave baskets and was an avid quilter.

Sally is survived by her daughter, Jayme L. (Justin) Sherman, and her granddaughter, Myah Jay of Williamsport; sister, Carla J. (Phillip) Bergren of Williamsport; daughters-in-law, Stephanie (Pat) Jackson of Cogan Station, Cindy (Rick) Dorr of Glenmore; stepson, John (Sue) Hilsher of South Williamsport; 10 grandchildren and 14 great-grandchildren. Additionally, she is survived by her furry companions Rex, Daisy, and Socks.

A Christian Burial Mass will be celebrated at 10 a.m. on Tuesday, May 24, 2022 at St. Lawrence Roman Catholic Church, 800 W. Central Ave, South Williamsport with the Rev. Robert Antonelli officiating, interment will follow at Twin Hills Memorial Park, Muncy.

In lieu of flowers, the family respectfully suggests that memorial contributions be made in Sally’s name to St Lawrence Catholic Church, C/O St. Boniface Church, 326 Washington Blvd., Williamsport, PA 17701 or the Thomas Taber Museum, 858 W. Fourth Street, Williamsport, PA 17701.

Crouse Funeral Home & Cremation Service has been entrusted with managing the arrangements, please visit to sign a register or share a memory.


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