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Sally J. Brent

Sally J. (Wertman) Brent, age 71, 711 Alton Street, Danville, died at her home at 11 p. m. on Friday, July 20, 2018 after being seriously ill since November.

Born in Danville on July 8, 1947, she was a daughter of the late Alfred  and Mary (Fitzgerald) Wertman. A lifelong resident of Danville, she graduated from Danville High School in 1965.

Sally was employed as a nursing assistant in the Radiation Medicine Department of Geisinger Medical Center for 35 years, retiring in 2013.

She loved watching all sporting events, spending time at their cabin, caring for her flower gardens,  and visiting Ocean City, Maryland. She also enjoyed bowling and was a national bowling champion while in high school.

In addition to her parents, she was also preceded in death by a sister, Mary Ann Wray and a brother, John Wertman.

Sally is survived by her husband, Gary E. Brent, Sr., with whom she observed her 51st wedding anniversary on August 1, 2017; two sons: Gary E. Brent, Jr., and his wife Jennifer, Danville and John A. Brent, and his wife Colleen, Bear Gap; four grandchildren: Zachary, Ashley, Katelyn and Paige Brent; two sister in laws: Brenda, wife of Keith Gibson, M.D., and Cindy, wife of John Ammerman, all of Danville; and several nieces and nephews.

At Sally's request there will be no funeral services or viewing.

Arrangements have  been entrusted to the care of the Roat-Kriner Funeral Home, 1133 Bloom Road, Danville.


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Sally and I were old second Ward school friends. I have many happy memories of the fun times. Sadly, as adults, we drifted apart. We always think we will have time to get reacquainted. I wish I had reached out. Rest in peace in the Lord's arms. My sincerest sympathy to Gary and her family.

Linda (Leech) Pritchard Jul 24 2018 12:00 AM

Im very sorry to hear of Sallys passing. We were high school class mates, and we bowled together on the bowling team. But she was light years better than I! She was always smiling, and I remember her fondly. My deepest sympathies to her entire family.

Nancy Manger (Watts) Jul 24 2018 12:00 AM

Special people we meet along life's way, make our journey brighter by the things they do and say....Sally was one of these special people for me. She was a wonderful co-worker and a sweet friend. My sympathy,loveand prayers to Gary and her family. Georgene

Georgene Raup Jul 23 2018 12:00 AM

I remember Sally dearly and fondly. She was always a great friend. We were in the same class and I only saw her a few times after graduation due to my leaving Danville. But she was always the same cheerful and pleasant person whenever we met. Sympathy and prayers to her entire family. Bob Gilbert

Bob Gilbert Jul 23 2018 12:00 AM

Sally made me feel welcome when I came to the department. She was great to work with and had a wonderful sense of humor. I will remember her fondly. She loved all of you dearly and always had a story to tell.
Keeping you all in my thoughts and prayers,
Sue Bennett

Sue Bennett Jul 23 2018 12:00 AM