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Marian Elaine FORSLUND
9 FEB 1924 in Jamestown, Chautauqua, NY
Died: 30 SEP 2009 in Smithport, McKean, PA
Buried: McKean Memorial Park, Lafayette, PA
PORT ALLEGANY- Marian E. Sawyer, 85, formerly of Harrison St., died Wednesday (Sept. 30, 2009) in Lakeview Senior Care & Living Center, Smethport.Born February 9, 1924, in James-town, NY, she was a daughter of Conrad C. and Mildred M. Sikstrom Forslund. On Aug. 24, 1941, in Olean, NY, she married Martin S. Sawyer, who died Oct. 22, 2008.Mrs. Sawyer was a graduate of the St. Francis School of Nursing, Olean, NY.She was a licensed practical nurse having worked for the former Port Allegany Community Hospital and also in private nursing, before her retirement in 1985.She was a former grey lady in the Port Allegany Community Hospital, and EMT with the Port Area Ambulance Association. She was a past member of the S.W. Smith Library Card Club, 500 Card Club, and former Avon sales lady. She enjoyed making and selling crafts for many years.Surviving are a son, Michael M. Sawyer of Port Allegany; four daughters, Bonnie J. (Frank) Skvarek of Villages, FL, Cindy S. (Bob) Buckheit of Port Allegany, Sue M. (Tony) Rowe of Muncie, IN, and Sandy Hovis of Port Allegany; seven grandchildren, 5 great-grandchildren, 6 great-great grandchildren; two sisters, Carol M. (Bill) Martin of Russell, PA, Shirley A. Wilkens of St. Augustine, FL; and several nieces and nephews.She was preceded in death by her parents, husband Martin, and grandson, Joel E. Anderson.Friends will be received from 10 a.m. till noon Saturday (Oct. 3, 2009) in the Switzer Funeral Home, Port Allegany. Private funeral services will be held at the convenience of the family. Burial will be in McKean Memorial Park, Lafayette.Memorials can be made to the S.W. Smith Library or Lakeview Senior Care & Living Center Memorial Fund.