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File #: 2020-0601    Version: 1
Type: Proclamation Status: Adopted
File created: 7/27/2020 In control: City Council
On agenda: 7/28/2020 Final action: 7/28/2020
Enactment date: 7/28/2020 Enactment #: 354
Effective date: 7/28/2020    
Title: WHEREAS, Sarah Jean Herbert was a lifelong Pittsburgher and community-minded citizen of the Spring Garden neighborhood, a graduate of Latimer Junior High School and Allegheny High School; and,
Sponsors: Bobby Wilson, All Members
Indexes: PROCLAMATION - MR. WILSON
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WHEREAS, Sarah Jean Herbert was a lifelong Pittsburgher and community-minded citizen of the Spring Garden neighborhood, a graduate of Latimer Junior High School and Allegheny High School; and,

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WHEREAS, Sarah Jean was one of 10 kids in a German-Italian family, serving as a second mom to her younger brothers, and the tireless photographer of her family and travels throughout her life; and,

WHEREAS, Sarah Jean was the devoted wife and companion of Robert Herbert and loving stepmother to Marcy and Jessica Herbert; and,

WHEREAS, Sarah Jean was an exemplary employee of Chris Candies of Spring Garden and then a Lawrenceville candy company, never late to work, never taking a day off, for almost a decade; and,

WHEREAS, Sarah Jean answered the call from Chuck Klinger 20 years ago to start volunteering at the Spring Garden Food Bank and never stopped; and,

WHEREAS, Sarah Jean led the Spring Garden Food Bank over a decade ago, marshalling her impressive tenacity and organizational skills to feed 75 households every year, and even more in 2020; and,

WHEREAS, only Sarah Jean was allowed to sign up three times the number of children allowed from each community for Allegheny General Hospital's Christmas party - because all her kids always showed up; and,

WHEREAS, Sarah Jean was quick to send detailed, personalized thank-you notes for every donation to the food bank, from the smallest to the biggest, as well as notes of encouragement to friends who were struggling; and,

WHEREAS, Sarah Jean was one Northsider about whom no one ever had to wonder where she stood, as she always championed the good and diligently served others; and,

WHEREAS, behind her direct, no-nonsense exterior Sarah Jean hid one of the most caring, steadfast hearts you could ever be lucky enough to encounter; and,

WHEREAS, Sarah Jean is an irreplaceable wife, mother, community leader and dear friend whose passing grieves us all and whom we shall all dearly miss,

NOW, THEREFORE BE IT RESO...

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