Sarah Ashley Ank

Gilbert Funeral Home and Crematory

Obituaries | The Tube City Almanac | May 15, 2020

Sarah Ashley Ank,  25, of Elizabeth Township, passed away Thursday, May 14, 2020 at home. She was born July 1, 1994 in McKeesport and was the daughter of Shawn A. and Renee' Maria (Carulli) Ank of Elizabeth Township. In addition to her parents, she is survived by her brother, Matthew D. Ank, grandparents, Richard and Mary Carulli Sr., uncle, Richard (Jannette) Carulli, Jr, cousins, Addison and Danniella Carulli, and fiancée, Shane Reitz of Elizabeth Township, and her dogs, Lucky, Moo Moo, and Shadow.  She was preceded in death by her grandparents, William and Deborah Ank and aunt, Rachel Carulli.

Sarah was a 2012 graduate of Elizabeth Forward High School and a 2016 graduate of St. Vincent College in Latrobe. Sarah majored in Criminology and Sociology and graduated Cum Laude. She was a Group Supervisor at the Kiddie College Daycare. Sarah enjoyed playing basketball, riding quads, fishing and traveling. She loved time with family, shopping with mom, talks with dad, joking with her brother, visiting her grandparents and spending time with her fiancée, Shane and her English Bulldog, Moo Moo. She was an amazing baker, a kindhearted person, and always thought of others. Her family will deeply miss her. Private family visitation and service will be held at the Gilbert Funeral Home and Crematory, Inc., 6028 Smithfield Street, Boston, Elizabeth Township. (412) 751-5000 Drew J. Gilbert, Director. The Rev. Thomas Wagner will officiate. A memorial service for family and friends will be held at a later date.   Condolences may be made at

Originally published May 15, 2020.

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