Sally Norine (Rounds) Rauscher

Born: Tue., Aug. 2, 1938
Died: Wed., Oct. 31, 2018


2:00 PM to 4:00 PM, Fri., Nov. 02, 2018
6:00 PM to 8:00 PM, Fri., Nov. 02, 2018
Location: Hart Funeral Home Inc

9:30 AM to 10:45 AM, Sat., Nov. 03, 2018
Location: Mother of Sorrows Church

Funeral Mass

11:00 AM Sat., Nov. 03, 2018
Location: Mother of Sorrows Church


12:00 PM Sat., Nov. 03, 2018
Location: Murrysville Cemetery

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Sally Norine (Rounds) Rauscher, 80, of Murrysville peacefully passed away Wednesday, October 31, 2018 in her home surrounded by family who grieve the now all-too-real absence of her smile and kind spirit for this world.  She was born August 2, 1938 in White Plains, New York to the late Clinton and Sarah Rounds.  She attended Montclair College in Monmouth, New Jersey.  It was in Monmouth that she met her husband of 59 years, Donald J. Rauscher.  She is survived by two daughters Elizabeth Ann and her husband Richard Zangle of Camp Hill, Pennsylvania, Susan Lee of Export, Pennsylvania and her four sons, William Andrew and his wife Christine of Evans, Georgia, Clinton Joseph and his wife Leah of Cambridge Sprints, Pennsylvania, James Franklin and his wife Theresa of Pensacola, Florida, and Col. Matthew Donald and his wife Jennifer of Fort Dix, New Jersey.  She greatly loved and was deeply proud of her “exceptional” 18 grandchildren and seven great grandchildren.  She is also survived by two brothers, Clinton Rounds and his wife Faye of Littleton, Colorado and Peter Rounds and his wife Lucy of Red Bank, New Jersey and sister-in-law Ann Eagan of Syracuse, New York and brother –in-law William Rauscher and his wife Carol of Vermont.  Sally embodied the word service through her dedication to her volunteer work.  She was a passionate volunteer for respect life organization including Pennsylvanians for Human Life, Southwest Region – volunteering for pro-life efforts for almost 50 years including serving as a Director for National Right to Life.  She also volunteered with the Blackburn Center answering their hotline for victims of domestic violence.  She spent 10 years volunteering for the Mother Teresa Outreach Program at Mother of Sorrows Parish.  She also volunteered helping pregnant moms for 45 years in the Rosebud program and assisting the Knights of Columbus with the Baptismal Rose program.  Sally was a woman of true faith living out the Gospel call of welcoming, loving and serving.  She valued family more than anything and with Don built a family unit that is strong and loving.  She could often be found “gallivanting” with friends, taking in all the beauty of the ocean – especially loving waves that “thump”, traveling to visit family or looking for the perfect bargain at a garage sale.  Family and friends will be received Friday, November 2, 2018 from 2 – 4 p.m. and 6 – 8 p.m. at Hart Funeral Home Inc., Murrysville.  Additional visitation will be held on Saturday from 9:30 a.m. – 10:45 a.m. at the Mother of Sorrows church, Murrysville with a funeral Mass to follow at 11 a.m.  Interment will be held in Murrysville Cemetery.  In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions can be made to Catholic Charities of the Diocese of Pittsburgh at in Sally's name

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Jacquelyn Hill
   Posted Thu November 01, 2018
To Susan and The Rauscher Family,

There are never enough words, in the English vocabulary that one can came come up with, to comfort a friend, family member, or love one, during times like these. But one thing for sure, there is a God, who will walk with you, every step of the way, during this time. And my prayer is, that you feel the warmth of God's embrace, when you feel your time of grieving, becomes so unbearable. Just know that, I will continue to lift you and the family up and prayer. And remember, Mom Rauscher may be gone, but she will never be forgotten, for her love, will always remain in each and every family members heart. God Bless you all.

Jacquelyn Hill and Family
Catholic Charities

Anthony Ivey
   Posted Thu November 01, 2018

MONET'S GARDEN TABLE BASKET was sent by The Ivey's.

Martha Riggs
   Posted Thu November 01, 2018
I am sending my love to the wonderful Rauscher Family. The loss of a beautiful woman as she was is sad but the memories of Sally are all happy. The world was blessed with the gift of her goodness.

Justin Shaffer
   Posted Fri November 02, 2018

MONET'S GARDEN TABLE BASKET was sent by The Dauntless Battalion / Widener University.

Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. We are so sorry for your loss. -Dauntless Battalion / Widener University

LTC Michael Davis -UMaine Black Bear Battalion
   Posted Fri November 02, 2018
On behalf of the UMaine Black Bear Battalion, please accept our deepest sympathies for the loss of your mother.

Mary Anne Knapp
   Posted Fri November 02, 2018
Dear Don and all the Rauscher family,
It is with great sadness that we heard the news of Sally's illness and death. She was a kind and caring soul and the world will miss her presence. On behalf of all the O'Neill's our hearts go out to you with sympathy. The world will miss her goodness.
Mary Anne (O'Neill) Knapp

Peggy Ferri
   Posted Fri November 02, 2018
My deepest sympathy to the Rauscher Family! I will always remember Sally's beautiful smile! I'm so sorry!

Peggy Ferri

Dolores cimino
   Posted Sat November 03, 2018
My deepest sympathy to the Rauscher Family-I was so shocked to hear of Sallys
illness as I just got to know her threw the Murrysville Women's Club. As always she
is there to help in any projects. We had so much fun selling raffles tickets at our yearly
Fashion Show. she was so charming and always smiling.Heaven received anther Angel

Dee Cimino

Karen Meyers
   Posted Tue November 06, 2018
The Rauscher Family, please accept my deepest sympathy on the passing of Sally. I feel like I have lost yet another second mother. Sally watched over me when I was younger and home sick from school. I've known nothing but her beautiful, infectious smile for decades. God Bless the entire family during this difficult time.

Mike Bausch
   Posted Fri November 16, 2018
Clint and the entire Rauscher family,

I'm so sorry for your loss. I am in Murrysville for the same reason. My mom and I drove through the old neighborhood and I fondly remembered the Rauscher home.

May your family find the strength to carry on.

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