Obituary of Dwight A. Sarson
Dwight A. Sarson, 64, of Latrobe, passed away Saturday, April 27, 2019 in UPMC Shadyside, Pittsburgh after a courageous battle with leukemia. His will to live and strong heart carried him through his long ordeal. He was born September 25, 1954 in Ridgway, PA, a son of the late Thomas and Mavis (Rydquist) Sarson.
Dwight was an insurance agent in Latrobe and owned and operated his own agency. He was an active and dedicated member of the Prince of Peace Lutheran Church in Latrobe, did mission work with Church World Services in Africa, and once sponsored a Vietnamese family. A genuine, generous, and honorable man, Dwight would extend the gift of kindness to anyone he would meet and would listen to anything they had to say. Once someone met Dwight, they were a friend forever.
Dwight loved the outdoors, especially any activity on the water. He enjoyed canoeing, fishing, snorkeling, and swimming with the sharks. He loved kids and was dedicated in his role playing Santa Claus every year. His white beard, boisterous laugh, and twinkle in his eye made him perfect for the job. He also loved animals and liked to read.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a brother, Jerome Sarson and his step father, John Coupe. Dwight, who deeply cared for his family, is survived by his loving wife, Dana (Santone) Sarson, two children, Erik J. Sarson and his wife Christina and Ayla Michael K. Sarson at home, two grandchildren, Grant Dwight Sarson and Heath R. Sarson; three brothers: Steven (Rita), Jeffrey (Yvonne), and Matthew (Denise) Sarson, a step sister Cindy (Bob) Convery, three step brothers: Jeffrey (Kate), Stephen (Ann), and John (Laura) Coupe, and a number of aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, cousins, and many friends.
Friends will be received Thursday from 12:30 to 3 and 5 to 8 PM in the Hartman-Graziano Funeral Home, Inc., 1500 Ligonier St., Latrobe. Additional visitation will take place Friday from 10 until 11 AM in the Prince of Peace Lutheran Church, 1325 Mission Road, Latrobe at which time funeral services will be held with his pastor, the Rev. William A. Schaefer officiating. Interment will be private. Should friends desire, memorial contributions may be made to the Year of Love Dwight Sarson Memorial Fund, c/o Prince of Peace Lutheran Church, 1325 Mission Road, Latrobe, PA 15650.
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