Sallie Redekop, 21, of Schwenksville, tragically passed away on Saturday, April 13, 2019.

Born in Yangzhou, China, she was lovingly adopted by her parents Frederick J. Redekop and Elizabeth A. Gillespie.

Sallie was a warm-hearted and compassionate person. She was quick-witted and creative, with a talent for puns and was always ready to give out hugs. She was beloved by many people.

Sallie grew up in Leverett, MA, Jaffrey, NH, and Putney, VT. She attended Kutztown University, where she was a member of two Honor Societies and was on the Dean’s List. Sallie held two part-time jobs and was a diligent student. Sallie’s favorite pastime was cuddling any dog that was near. She once said that she wanted to be a professional sheep cuddler.

Surviving with her parents is her stepmother Maria J. Smith; paternal grandfather Calvin Redekop; maternal grandparents Doreen (Goodin) and Henry R. Gillespie; uncles Bill Redekop, husband of Diana Groffen, Ben Redekop, husband of Fran, Jamie Gillespie, Christopher Gillespie, husband of Jeanne Sullivan, and Patrick Gillespie; and cousins Katarina Redekop and Morgan, Kyra, Riley and Rowan Gillespie. She is predeceased by her paternal grandmother Freda (Pellman) Redekop.

We wish to share with you something that Sallie wrote: “I’ve walked through beautiful forests, and explored cities. I’ve listened to good music and read great books. I’ve seen people make beautiful art and share it with others. I’ve been to animal sanctuaries that protect and care for animals. I’ve danced at the beach under the stars with friends.”

A memorial service is planned to take place at 2 p.m. on June 22, 2019, in the Viewpoints room in the South Dining Hall at Kutztown University.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Sallie’s name to Main Line Animal Rescue, 1149 Pike Springs Road, Phoenixville, PA 19460.

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