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Saundra F. "Sandy" Bear

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Saundra F. “Sandy” Bear, age 72, of Greencastle, PA, passed away on Tuesday, April 19, 2022, at the UPMC Community General Hospital in Harrisburg, PA. Born in Waynesboro, PA on September 29, 1949, she was the daughter of the late Wilbur E. and Gladys I. Gelwicks Bear.

Sandy was a 1967 graduate of Greencastle-Antrim Senior High School. She worked as a Legislative Executive Secretary for nearly 40 years, for the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. Sandy was a member of the Otterbein United Brethren Church. She enjoyed spending time with her family.

Sandy is survived by her brother, James A. Bear (wife Marcia) of Sandusky, OH; two nephews, James R. Bear (wife Jammie) of Greencastle, PA and Justin M. Bear (wife Lori) of Lorain, OH; a niece, Julie Armstrong of Greencastle, PA; and great nieces and nephews, Marissa, Madisson, Megan, Myia, Max, and Morgan Bear of Greencastle, PA; Joshua, Gabriel, and Elijah Armstrong, of Greencastle, PA; and Ethan and Cory Bear of Lorain, OH.

Funeral services will be held on Saturday, April 23, 2022, at 10 AM in the Harold M. Zimmerman and Son Funeral Home, Inc., 45 S. Carlisle St., Greencastle, PA, where Rev. Marlin A. “Butch” Neil will officiate. The family will receive friends on Friday, April 22, 2022, from 6 – 8 PM and one hour prior to the service in the funeral home on Saturday. Interment will follow in Upton Church of the Brethren Cemetery. Online condolences may be expressed at

Posted online on April 21, 2022

Published in The Record Herald, Echo Pilot