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Sara Anne Ferrari-Stirk

January 2, 1960 - June 25, 2020

Sara Anne Ferrari-Stirk, of New Castle, DE followed the music home on June 25, 2020, she was 60 years old. She is survived by her husband, Charles C. Stirk; 3 daughters, Colleen M. Lindsay and wife Juanita, Kara A. Johnson and wife Amanda, and CaseyAnne G. Johnson. Her legacy continues through 4 grandchildren, Katie, Sam, Olivia, Phelan, and numerous other family and friends.

Sara was born in Wilmington, DE on January 2, 1960. She always knew what she wanted to be when she grew up, and so, upon graduating from Padua High School, she attended Delaware Tech to pursue a career in nursing. Sara’s desire to help others continued while she was a member of Wilmington Manor Vol. Fire Co. Sara’s greatest pride, beyond her family, was becoming the first female paramedic in the state of Delaware. Those who operated with Medic 2, remember her sense of humor and passion for her work.

After sustaining injury through her medic career, she left the county in 1996 and took her vast experience and medical knowledge back to healthcare as a nurse, until her official retirement in 2008. Once retired, Sara enjoyed traveling with her husband, visits with her children and grandchildren, working with animals, and having more free time to learn everything and anything she wanted.

Sara was always curious and could often be found looking something up or sharing a new fact she had recently learned. She became fascinated with the history of the American Civil War and became nothing short of an expert on the subject. Her favorite times were sharing knowledge with others, singing songs of the period, and visiting historical sites related to different events of those years.

Sara was also a volunteer with Faithful Friends and Forgotten Cats, during her retirement. Both companies help with fostering, adoption, and treatment of feral, or otherwise abandoned animals. Sara found a calling in helping all animals and was always in the presence of furry or feathered friends.

Services and interment will be held privately.       

In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation to the Brandywine Valley SPCA, Disabled American Veterans Organizations, or a charity of your choice.


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20 Condolences for Sara Anne Ferrari-Stirk

  • Kara I hope your happiest memories of your mother carry you through this difficult time. My deepest sympathies to you and Amanda. God bless my friend.

  • I’m so deeply sorry for your loss. Please accept my heartfelt condolences. May God comfort your family during your grief.

  • I wish times were different and we could all be together sending thoughts and prayers to all of you love Donna

  • The flesh may have moved on but the spirit will remain. Embrace the love and memories of Sara and know she loved you dearly and will always be a part of you. You will never be alone. Blessed be. You are forever in our hearts and prayers.

  • My sympathies to your family. Life is always too short. I will pray for your families comfort at this time..

  • Chuck, so very sorry for your lost. She was so young. Prayers for you and your family.

  • Special person. God bless, your service will never be forgotten.

  • I offend think of you even thou over the years we lost touch. You were a great person and always had a hardy laugh. I hope you are at peace now and watch over your fsmily and husband till you meet again.

  • Rest in peace old friend.

  • She must have been a wonderful person Chuck. Our condolences to you and your family.

  • Kara,
    So sorry for your loss and sending prayers to you and your family.


  • Sara was such a compassionate and kind woman! Her devotion and passion to rescue and heal animals, find them loving homes was one of her greatest joys. She loved her furbabies, just as they loved her! 😺🐶💕I was so blessed to know such a beautiful human being! Rest In Peace my dear friend. My deepest condolences to the family! 🙏

  • Thank you for making me a good EMT and even better nurse, RIP my friend.

  • I’m so so sorry for the loss of auntie Sara my thoughts and prayers are with you always uncle Chuck and family .. love you all

  • Chuck, sorry for your loss. I remember Sarah working with her on scenes. What a great girl and great paramedic. She will be missed. She will be in my prayers. Call me if you need anything or just to talk. I will be there. 302-537-9181 or 570-937-3182. Your Brother Officer, Jerry🙏🙏🙏😇

  • Chuck, deepest condolences to you and your family for your tremendous loss. I didn’t have the pleasure of meeting Sara but she sounds like a wonderful woman. I know she will be missed. Thinking of you and sending prayers.

  • To your family my sincerest condolences. I had the privilege to serve on the same platoon with Sara for 15 years. Her knowledge and wit were truly one of a kind. She will be missed. Please accept our thoughts and prayers.
    Jim & Nancy

  • Chuck,
    I am so sorry to hear about your wife. Never met her but she was quite an interesting person. I know
    you will miss her dearly. Faith in God will get you through this.

    Tom Roman

  • Prayers for Sara and her entire family. I worked with her for years and learned so much from just being around her. She truly cared about those she served. God speed.

  • Chuck,

    Just learned of Sara’s passing. May the many fond memories that you hold in your heart be a source of comfort to you during this difficult time. Keeping you and the family in my thoughts and prayers.