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Sarah Christine Birsic

Sarah Christine Birsic

Sarah Christine Birsic Obituary

Sarah Christine Birsic, age 25, of 910 Birdie Lane Quincy, IL died on Friday, September 14, 2012 at 1:20AM in Emergency Room of Blessing Hospital. She was born on July 6, 1987 in Pittsburgh, PA, a daughter of Dr. William Birsic and Kathleen (Yonosik) Birsic.

Sarah attended Quincy Notre Dame High School, and graduated from Quincy Senior High School in 2005. She then attended the University of Missouri where she was in the Zeta Tau Alpha Sorority and earned her Bachelor of Science Degree in 2009. She graduated with honors with a Human Resource Management degree from Lindenwood University in 2011.

She was most recently employed by Kohl Wholesale as a Human Resource Specialist.

Sarah was of the Roman Catholic faith and had been a member of All Saints Parish. Sarah was a cheerleader at both QND and QHS. She had a beautiful voice and sang in the chorus and QHS Show Choir. She had many friends, all of whom she cherished and she received much love from them in return. Sarah also loved her two dogs, Jersey and Ziggy, who she shared with in a long term relationship with Spencer Beaston of Quincy.

In addition to her parents, she is survived by her brother William Birsic Jr. of Quincy; her maternal grandfather Edward Yonosik of Marianna, PA, and her paternal grandmother Margaret Birsic of Wexford, PA. Many aunts, uncles, cousins also survive.

Sarah was preceded in death by maternal grandmother Beatrice Yonosik, paternal grandfather Ivan Birsic, and her dear aunt Joan Dawson.

Funeral Services will be held Thursday, September 20, 2012 at 10:00 a.m. in the Duker & Haugh Funeral Home with a funeral mass at 10:30 a.m. in Blessed Sacrament Catholic Church, by the Monsignor Michael Kuse. Interment will be in Calvary Cemetery. Visitation will be held on Wednesday from 4:00 to 8:00 p.m. at Duker & Haugh.
Memorials are suggested to the National Pancreas Foundation, 101 Federal Street, Suite 1900, Boston, MA 02110, The Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation, (JDRF)26 Broadway, 14th Floor New York, NY 10004 and the Quincy Humane Society 1701 North 36th Street Quincy, IL 62301.
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From:
Sally Westerhoff
Quincy, IL
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Deeply saddened by your loss.
From:
melissa
quincy, IL
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rest in peace sarah...this is a heart wrenching moment for us all. you will be missed greatly.
From:
Colombo Family
Brunswick Hills, OH
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We are so sorry for your loss. Our thought and prayers are with you during this difficult time. I know we are far but if there is anything that we can do please let us know. Love to all.
From:
Darlene Stevenson
Quincy, IL
Comments:
The loss of a child may be the greatest of all; we are so very
sorry for your loss. Darlene &
Walt Stevenson
From:
Bill and Chris Daniels
Quincy, IL
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Our prayers are with you and your family.
From:
Bob and Joyce Clelland
Quincy, IL
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Bill and Kathy, we are so sorry for your loss. Losing a child is the most unbearable thing to endure. I (Joyce) lost my 20 yr old son in an accident 14 yrs ago so I do understand. If you ever need to talk to someone who has been through it, please give me a call. We will keep you in our prayers and thoughts.
From:
Jo Ann Rebo
Kansas City, MO
Comments:
I am so sorry for your loss. God must have needed another angel in heaven with him. May God wrap his arms around all of you and comfort you as Jesus is already doing for you and Sarah. Kris's Mother Jo Ann
From:
Adria Williams
Saint Charles, IL
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Through the sun, Sarah will shine light upon you, through you for all to see. Her smile becomes your smile, and we will remember her through you. My heart weeps for the three of you and her extended family.
From:
Connie Brink
Quincy, IL
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To the Birsic Family: I am so very sorry about the loss of Sarah. May all your wonderful memories that you share together help to bring you comfort today and in the days ahead. Sarah was truly an amazing young lady. With a beautiful smile and outstanding personality. Sarah will truly be missed but never forgotten. I will be keeping you all close to my heart and in my thoughts & prayers. God Bless.
From:
Carla Wegman
Shelbina, MO
Comments:
I imagine there is no pain more far-reaching and deeper than losing a child. My heart and prayers go out to you at this most difficult time.
From:
Darla Rischar
Quincy, IL
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I was blessed to know Sarah for a short time as her supervisor at Kohl. We, at Kohl, are all thinking of you and sending our deepest sympathy. We are here to help if you need anything.
From:
The Crose Family
Strongsville, OH
Comments:
We are so sorry for this great loss, Our thoughts and prayer are with you during this very difficult time.
From:
Stacia Duvall
Littleton, CO
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Such deep sadness........you are wrapped in the thoughts of us all. She is a beautiful soul that will stay with you always. Love, tears, peace and hugs from afar.
From:
The Goozdich Family
Venetia, PA
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Our hearts are truly broken; we can imagine no greater loss. Please know you and your family are in our prayers.
From:
Natalie Swaney Klimas
Pittsburgh, PA
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Kathy and family,

Heard from a classmate about your loss. I am so sorry for the sudden loss of your beautiful daughter. My thoughts and prayers are with you and pray that you gain strength to cope with your sorrow. I am sure you are surrounded by wonderful friends and family that will help you through this tough time.

Natalie Swaney Klimas
From:
Bruce and Robin Mowen
Clayton, IL
Comments:
We are so sorry for you loss. We can not even begin to imagine the grief of losing a child. You are all in our thoughts and prayers. Peace be with you, Sarah.
From:
Debby Stark
Quincy, IL
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Dr. Birsic & family, though I do not know you but on a professional level, my heart breaks for you and your family. Our family too went through a similar tragedy one year ago. There are no words that can begin to express the sorrow you feel. Just know she is in God's hands and she will now be your guardian angel.
From:
John and Darlene Stauffer
Marianna, PA
Comments:
We are so sorry for your loss . Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.
From:
Sherrie and Dave McDaniel
Quincy, IL
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So ver sorry for your loss. Thinking of you and praying for comfort
From:
Mike,Vickey, Connor, Blaise Haxel
Quincy, IL
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Thoughts and prayers
From:
Dave & Carri Bellis
Quincy, IL
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Our thoughts and prayers are with your family. We are so sorry for your loss.
From:
Terry Anderson
Quincy, IL
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So very sorry for the loss of your daughter, Sarah. Losing a child brings unimaginable pain. Your family is in our prayers. Terry and Tim
From:
Shayne Appel
Quincy, IL
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May the love of those around you and the hugs from Jersey and Ziggy help you through the days ahead.
From:
Lyn Knizner-Sloan and family
Marianna, PA
Comments:
We are so sorry for your loss. Our hearts and prayers go out to your family.
From:
Mike and Sue Koren
Dyersburg, TN
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Words cannot express how sorry we are to have heard of your tragic loss. Our prayers are with you during this most difficult time.
From:
Amber Kutcher
Quincy, IL
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Bill & Kat- Words cannot express the feelings you must be going through. Just read Sarahs Obituary. Very beautiful!! And I love the picture!! Sending hugs to you!!
From:
Nancy and Brad Scott
Cranberry Township, PA
Comments:
Kathy and Bill
Words can not express how we feel of the loss of your beautiful daughter Sarah. You are in our thought and prayers.
From:
Tammi Lining
Pittsburgh, PA
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I watched you to a beautiful young women who has made her parents so proud! Rest in peace and sing w/ the angels!
From:
Barb & Ed Cianelli and Family
Marianna, PA
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So sorry for your loss of your beautiful Angel. Out thoughts and prayers go out to your family.
From:
Vincent & Denise Taylor
Marianna, PA
Comments:
We are very sorry for your loss, you and all your family are in our thoughts.
From:
Kelly McConnell
Fredericktown, PA
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Thoughts and prayers during this difficult time. May the angels greet Sarah and comfort you.
From:
Pat & Lisa Fuller
Carmichaels, PA
Comments:
So very sorry for such an unimaginable loss. Sending up prayers.
From:
Roger and Judy Reuschel
Bowen, IL
Comments:
So sorry to hear of your loss. You are in our thoughts and prayers.
From:
Lisa Salimando Shahan
Chapel Hill, NC
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Kathy and family---so sorry to hear of your loss. Thoughts and prayers are with you all.
From:
Janelle Schneider
Dayton, OH
Comments:
Dear Dr. Bill, Aunt Kathy, and Billy,
I am so sorry for the loss of Sarah, a loved one. She was a great person that touched the lives of many people.
Your family is in my thoughts and prayers during this difficult time.

Love,
Janelle
From:
Barbara and Stephen Cohen
White Plains, NY
Comments:
Dear Bill and Kathy -- we are saddened by this news and send you our greatest sympathy. Try to be strong with the memories of Sarah's happy life.
From:
Jo Fuller
Quincy, IL
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My condolences to you and your family. My prayers are with you.
From:
Sara Risbin
Washington, PA
Comments:
Bill & Kathleen,
We cannot begin to express our heartfelt sorrow for your family. Please know that we will be praying for all of you every day. With our sincere sympathies,
Peg, Sara and Jim Risbin
From:
Raman and Sangeeta Khanna
Mequon, WI
Comments:
We are so sorry for your loss. Your family is in our prayers.
From:
Judy and Mark Fuller
Bradfordwoods, PA
Comments:
Dear Bill and Kathleen,
Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family at this time. May time help ease the pain and the warmth of your family envelop you in a blanket of love and comfort.
Judy and Mark Fuller
From:
Randy Dunfield
Kalamazoo, MI
Comments:
So very sad for your loss my prayers go out to the family.
From:
RC Grove
Canton, MO
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My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. It has hit heavy on out hearts the loss of such an amazing and beautiful young lady. I had the pleasure of signing with her and going to high school with her. Her bright mind beautiful smile and cheerful personality always made people smile. She was always there for her friends and would do anything to help people. God has an amazing angel at his side, and she is watching over us all
From:
Felicia &Joshua Peters
Bossier City, LA
Comments:
Sarah was a bright, beautiful and our world is sad to see her go, but heaven has just gained the most amazing angel. We pray for your family every day. God bless you in this difficult time.
From:
Michelle and Brandon Groves
Cincinnati, OH
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Our love and prayers at this difficult time. We wish we could be there to give our hugs. Hold on tight to each other. Sarah will be greatly missed.
From:
John Woffington
Marshall Twp., PA
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Bill, Very sorry to hear of your daughter's passing. Our sincere condolences to you and your family. John & Judy Woffington
From:
Laura Gerdes Ehrhart
Quincy, IL
Comments:
I am so sorry for your loss. My thoughts & prayers are with you & your family. My daughter Clara enjoyed meeting your daughter at Kohl this summer (my husband is one of the owners of Kohl) and was so sad to hear of her passing. Sincerely, Laura Gerdes Ehrhart (Chip Gerdes' sister)
From:
Teri Zupsic Reese
West Richland, WA
Comments:
I was sorry to hear your sad news through Aunt Virginia. I can't imagine anything worse than losing a child. Know that you are all in my thoughts and prayers. Love from your cousin, Teri
From:
Terry and Carla Kite
Hebron, KY
Comments:
Bill, Kathy and Bill Jr.,
Our hearts are hurting and deeply sadden of the loss of Sarah, We pray for you and your family peace and comfort durring this time of sorrow.
From:
Julie Jones
St. Marys, GA
Comments:
Kathy, I just heard of your tragic loss and wanted to let you know that you and your family will remain in my thoughts and prayers. Losing a child is so very, very difficult, and my heart breaks for you. Please know that those around you care.
From:
Cindy Quinlin
Hannibal, MO
Comments:
I did not have the pleasure of knowing your daughter, however , my daughter worked with her at Kohls and was very saddened about her sudden and tragic death. Please know that you and your family are in our prayers.
From:
Kathleen and Richard Serano
Philadelphia, PA
Comments:
Dear Kathleen and Bill - we recently learned about Sarah's accident. We are deeply saddened by your devastating loss. We wish you strength and comfort during the difficult times ahead. Love, Kathleen and Richard Serano
( Aunt Beatrice's daughter)
From:
Kathy Boyden
Philadelphia, PA
Comments:
Bill and family, I am deeply sorry for your tragic loss. You are in my thoughts and prayers.