Sarah A. Longway, 40, of Salisbury Center, New York, passed away unexpectedly on Saturday morning, June 27, 2020 at her home.
She was born on June 12, 1980 in Herkimer, New York and was the daughter of Mark A. Perkins and Holly J. (Sanders) Wentworth. Sarah attended West Canada Central School and graduated with the Class of 1998. After high school, Sarah went on to Herkimer County Community College where she earned two Associate's Degrees in General Studies and Accounting. She also earned her Certificate as a Teaching Assistant.
Sarah was employed by Gems Along The Mohawk in Herkimer, New York and Middleville, New York. During her 14 year employment with the company, the list of duties she took on was endless. She was the KOA manager for many years as well as handling all of the bookkeeping and accounting for the Gems Along the Mohawk, the KOA and Herkimer Diamond Mines. She was a valued employee. Prior to her employment at the company, she was employed by the Herkimer ARC as an at-home health care aide for several years.
Sarah was of the Methodist faith and was a member of Middleville Methodist Church. She enjoyed all aspects of life. Sarah loved music, playing her flute, taking pictures, gardening with her flowers, horror movies, hiking, kayaking, her cricut machine, sunsets, watching her children play sports and spending time at the beach on their annual family vacation to Wildwood, NJ. Her most precious time was that spent in the company of her children and grandchildren.
Sarah was one of the most caring and giving people you could meet. She was always upbeat, was a great listener, and had a loving sense of humor. Her personality will be remembered for years to come. A loving wife, wonderful mother and grandmother, beautiful daughter and sister, Sarah will be missed by all who knew her.
She is survived by her beloved husband, Kevin S. Longway of Salisbury, NY; her parents, Mark Perkins of Herkimer, NY and Holly and Michael Wentworth of Ilion, NY; her loving children, Brody Longway and Phoenix Longway of Salisbury, NY, Justina Longway and her companion, Brian Hart of Mayfield, NY, Shawn Longway and his companion, Kristy Robellard of Salisbury, NY and Kevin Longway and his companion, Heather Randall of Dolgeville, NY; four cherished grandsons, Carson Longway, Kole Longway, Dakota Hart and Kayden Randall; paternal grandmother, Betsy Voorhees of Ilion, NY; sisters, Allyson Patchen and her companion, Chris, of Mexico, NY, Melissa Hoage of Bridgewater, NY, and Desiree Wentworth and her companion, Mike Krutz, of Ilion, NY; her mother and father-in-law, George and Joan Longway of Newport, NY; sisters-in-law, Angela Longway and her husband, Thomas Wart of Olivebridge, NY, Valerie Lyga of Newport, NY and Cara Briggs and her husband, Dwayne of Newport, NY; several aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, cousins, cats and dogs; her life-long best friends, Teira Davis of Newport, NY and Jacqueline White of Little Falls, NY; and a special friend, Madison Plonka of Dolgeville, NY.
Sarah was predeceased by her maternal grandparents, Leland and Grace Sanders and her paternal grandfather, Herbert Perkins.
Calling hours will be held on Thursday, July 2, 2020 from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. at Miller-Plonka Funeral Home, 30 Wolf Street, Dolgeville, New York. A funeral service will be held immediately following calling hours at 12 p.m. noon. Procession will follow to Middleville Cemetery where she will be laid to rest where it overlooks the sunset each night.
Please consider memorial contributions for Sarah's children and can be sent to the family home in care of Kevin S. Longway, 2137 Burrell Rd., Little Falls, NY 13365.
To leave a message of sympathy for Sarah's family, please visit www.millerplonkafuneralhome.com and sign the guest book.
Special Message from Sarah's Family:
She was such amazing role model to anyone she came across. She always showed love and care no matter what. Always flashed a friendly smile. She never gave up on anyone even if you weren’t the best. Life wont be the same without her. But everything from this point on is for momma. Everyone loved her so much. She was the type to never hold a grudge or be disrespectful to anyone. We can not wait to see her again. Fly high our beautiful angel! We love you to the moon and back! ~Kevin, Phoenix and Brody
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