Carolyn Whiteman Sagendorph, age 90, a 5-year resident of The Hill at Whitemarsh and formerly of Wyndmoor, PA, died on August 27, 2013. She was the devoted wife of the late Samuel Lyons Sagendorph, a wartime Naval veteran, for 49 years until his death in 1997. Carol was born in Philadelphia, PA on May 20, 1923, the second of five children of the late Elizabeth Mathieu Whiteman and the late Daniel Swab Whiteman. Carol attended Rydal Elementary School and, in 1944, she graduated from the Ogontz School, which was a high school and junior college. She then studied at the School of Industrial Art in Philadelphia for 2 years. Carol was a loving and devoted wife, homemaker, mother, grandmother and great-grandmother and an accomplished water color artist. She enjoyed playing tennis and squash, gardening, traveling, playing bridge, needlework and the New York Times crossword puzzles. She was an avid golfer for close to 80-years and had, on the day before her death, played 9 holes with the four generations of her family. She was also an avid Phillies fan. Carol was an active member of St. Paul’s Episcopal Church in Chestnut Hill for more than 50-years, where she served on many committees and most recently arranged the altar flowers. She was a member of the Junior League, Huntingdon Valley Garden Club, Sunnybrook Golf Club and Pocono Lake Preserve. She also served on the flower committee at The Hill at Whitemarsh. In addition to her loving daughters; Lyn Montgomery and Joan Sagendorph, she is survived by her son-in-law, David Montgomery, by her grandchildren; Harry Scheid, Sam Scheid and Susa McFall, and by her great-grandchildren; Elizabeth Scheid and Cameron McFall. She was preceded in death by her daughter, Susa Hays Sagendorph. Memorial service will be held at 11:00 AM on Thursday, September 5, 2013, St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, 22 E. Chestnut Hill Avenue, Philadelphia, PA 19118. A reception will follow the service. Memorial contributions may be sent to Phillies Charities, Inc. 1 Citizens Bank Way, Phila., PA 19148. Carol’s daughters hope that the readers of this obituary were sitting or standing up straight while they read it, as it would have made their mother happy. Arrangements were by Helweg & Rowland Funeral Home, Abington, PA
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