Mary E. Saxon, 89, of West Newton, formerly of Elizabeth Township, passed away Friday, May 15, 2020. She was born November 10, 1930 in McKeesport and was the daughter of the late Joseph and Elizabeth (Hodermarsky) Dougherty. She was the wife of the late Roy N. "Buzz" Saxon, Jr, who passed away April 1, 2004. Mary was a "Prayer Warrior" with a strong Christian faith.
She is survived by her sons, Roy N. (Alice) Saxon, III of White Oak, Dan Saxon of Florence, SC, Sean (Beth) Saxon of White Oak, Kenneth (Krystal) Saxon of Kennesaw, GA, and Paul D. (Monique) Saxon of Elizabeth Township, daughters, Mary E. (Jeff) Walos, and Sharon M. Saxon of Elizabeth Township, sister, Carol Joseph of North Huntingdon, daughter-in-law, Christine Saxon of McKeesport, 15 grandchildren, 17 great-grandchildren, and many nieces and nephews. Mary and her late husband Roy also fostered 14 children. She was preceded in death by her son, Wayne Saxon, sister, Bernadette Garges and a brother, Richard Dougherty. Private Family visitation will be held at Gilbert Funeral Home and Crematory, Inc. 6028 Smithfield Street, Boston, Elizabeth Township. (412) 751-5000 Drew J. Gilbert, Director. Private interment will be at the Mount Vernon Cemetery in Elizabeth Township. The family would like to thank Stephanie and the Staff of TLC in West Newton and Promise Hospice for their kindness and compassion. Condolences may be made at Gilbertfuneralhomeandcrematory.com
Originally published May 18, 2020.