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Wednesday, February 25, 2009

Amber P. Saelens, 61, Raieigh, Formerly Eldred, PA

Raleigh, N.C.- Amber P. Saelens, 61, of Raleigh, formerly of Eldred, Pa., passed away Sunday (Feb. 22, 2009) at home after a courageous battle with cancer.

Born Nov. 10, 1947, in Port Allegany, Pa., she was a daughter of the late Joseph and Ruby Haynes Sherwood.

She graduated from Port Allegany High School in 1966.

She was formerly married to a career military man, Robert Hurrle, who predeceased her. She later married Patrick Saelens, who survives.

Mrs. Saelens worked as a cashier at the Food Lion grocery store in Raleigh.
She was a member of the New Hope Baptist Church.

Surviving besides her husband are three daughters, Jessica Summers of Clinton, Tenn., Robin Mantari of Woodbridge, Va., and Shannon Stevens of Knightdale; 12 grandchildren; one great-grandchild; five brothers, Robert (Lila) Sherwood of Highland, Calif., John (Iva) Sherwood of Wellington, Ohio, Delaney (Cathy) Sherwood, Garry (Deb) Sherwood, all of Eldred; two sisters, Alice (John) Chesebro of Smethport, Pa., and Ann (Kevin) Kinnaird of Salamanca, N.Y.; and several nieces and nephews.

She was predeceased by an infant son in 1968; a daughter, Terry Ann Hurrle, in 1977; and a grandson, Patrick Hurrle, in 1992.

A memorial service will be held Wednesday (Feb. 25, 2009) at 11am in the New Hope Baptist Church, 4301 Louisburg Road, Raleigh.

Arrangements are under direction of the L. Harold Poole Funeral Service & Crematory in Knightdale.

Online condolences may be sent to the family at www.poolefuneralhome.com
A local memorial service will be held at a later date.

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