Sonja I. Savidge
Sonja I. Savidge, 79, of Queen Street, Northumberland, passed away on Sunday, Feb. 9, 2020, at Maria Hall, Danville where she had been a resident.
She was born May 28, 1940, on the Isle of Que, a daughter of the late Grant Long and Louella (Hendricks) Long Smith and stepfather Miles Smith. September of 1960, she married John W. Savidge who preceded her in death on Dec. 6, 1978.

Sonja was a 1958 graduate of Northumberland High School. She was employed by Wilson Manufacturing in Sunbury and then Chef Boyardee in Milton and worked part time at Kmart in Shamokin Dam. Following retirement she continued to work part time at Kmart.
She was a member of the River of Life Church, Sunbury.
Sonja enjoyed shopping, reading, and spending time with her family, especially her grandchildren.

She is survived by one son and daughter-in-law, Bill and Sharon Savidge of Northumberland; two daughters and sons-in-law, Crystal and Brian Wolfe of Sunbury and Michele and Ed Cope of Northumberland; seven grandchildren, Chastin and Chad Bohner, John and Heather Savidge, Sarah and husband Joe Conquest, Josh Floyd and fiancé Caty Moyer and Malachi Floyd; six great-grandchildren; three brothers, Duke, Bill and John; and four sisters, Judy, Linda, Dolly and Maria.
She was preceded in death by one granddaughter, Chelsey; and five siblings.

Friends and family may visit from 10 to 11 a.m. Thursday, Feb. 13, at the Joseph W. Epler Funeral Home, 210 King St., Northumberland, followed by the funeral at 11.
Interment will follow in Riverview Cemetery, Northumberland.

Donations in Sonja's memory may be made to the American Heart Association, 4250 Crums Mill Road, Harrisburg 17712, or the American Cancer Society, 1111 Old Berwick Road, Bloomsburg, PA 17815.
Published on February 10, 2020


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Cathy bitting
Feb 13, 2020
I so very sorry to her family for the death of Sonja .I also worked with her at K Mart .was always a pleasure to talk to .may she rest in peace .
Dodi Bingaman
Feb 13, 2020
My condolences to the family. Sonya will be missed. She was a very nice lady. Always looked forward to seeing her smile and talking to her at Kmart. RIP Sonya❤️
Martha Gill
Feb 12, 2020
So sorry to hear of Sonja's passing. I worked with Sonja at Chef Boyardee's, and loved working with her. She always had something to talk about and made the time go by quickly. She was a real sweetheart. Sorry for your loss.
Martha Gill
Lisa Glant
Feb 12, 2020
Crystal - I feel the same as Rick, only from a teenage girl perspective. I always enjoyed hanging at your house, talking to your mom. That’s where my love of swinging on porch swings started. RIP Miss Sonja, you will be missed.
Rick Simmons
Feb 11, 2020
I really loved your mom - always easy to talk to and get along with - and for a teenage boy that is really something. She really enjoyed being a mom and you kids, I'm sure the grand kids just as much.
Jo Simmons
Feb 11, 2020
Crystal, I'm so sorry. My heart breaks for you. Don't know if you knew it or not but Dick passed away lat April. May God be with you and all of your family.
Pam Shambach
Feb 11, 2020
What a wonderful co-worker! I enjoyed working and laughing with you at K Mart.
Lori Hoffman
Feb 11, 2020
RIP sweet lady! Ive known you forever. One of the sweetest ladies Ive ever known. Loved spending time with you and the kids.
Feb 11, 2020
Worked with Sonja at kmart..always so nice..heaven gained another angel
Gloria Prye
Feb 11, 2020
I will always remember Sonya for the love and kindness she showed me. I will miss you but Sonya, see you soon. Tell Bill I miss him.
Elaine Smith
Feb 11, 2020
So sorry..Such a sweet lady and I enjoyed working with her at Kmart for many years. You have your wings and may you RIP