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.