by Dick Martin, Husband and KTA Life Member
The Forest Coalition website is dedicated to deceased Advisors Cliff Dillman, Les Haas and Anne Harris Katz. All were valued individuals who contributed regularly to the mission of “Good Stewardship of our Public Lands.
On Wednesday, August 16, Thyra C. Sperry, one of the co-founders of the PFC in 1999, passed away and will be added to that list.
After a six-week bout with advanced ovarian cancer, I held her hand from last Tuesday evening to Wednesday morning; I held her hand until she finally passed away at 9:40 AM.
She was my wife, mentor, lover, and best friend.
Per her wishes, there will be no obituary, no viewing.
Her years of work on the boards of the Susquehanna Appalachian Trail Club, Keystone Trails Association, the Appalachian Trail Conservancy, and the Pennsylvania Forest Coalition are her legacy.
Please continue our mission in her memory.
8/20/2017 07:38:02 pm
I knew of Thurs Sperry from her time at Maslands.I did get to know her well enough to know how much she was involved with the forest commission of the trails, my loss. Such an admiral thing to be involved with, it just speaks volumes about who she was. I am so sorry for your loss
8/22/2017 01:33:38 pm
Sending sincere condolences... I am so sad to learn of Thyra's passing. I worked alongside her for several years in the HR Department of Masland Industries/Lear Corporation. Not only was she a great work colleague and friend, she was a wonderful mentor. I learned many things from her, and admired her strength, independence and her sense of adventure. She will be missed. Blessed be...
9/2/2017 10:37:00 am
9/2/2017 09:11:57 pm
May we all be comforted at this time of great loss.
9/4/2017 05:27:19 pm
Dick, so sorry for your loss. Thyra was a real lady and full of kindness. She will be missed.
9/12/2017 07:52:10 am
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