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DR. SARAH SHERRICK FAILING GRONNA
July 14, 1956 – Nov.12, 2010. Born in Los Angeles, CA, grew up in Santa Barbara, CA.. Earned BA Duke University 1979, teaching credential U.C. Santa Barbara 1990. Moved to Hawai’i in 1991 became a V.P. Castle High School. Earned two Masters Degrees in Education in 1996 and PhD in Education Psychology in 1998 from the University of Hawaii. Accepted a position as a Test Development Specialist for Hawaii’s DOE.
Surviving are her husband, Richard D. Gronna, daughters Judith S. Gronna and Jessica M.M. Gronna; parents Dr. Letty Lauffer, Robert Failing, MD and wife, Nancyann; brother, Robert Failing, Jr., sisters, Lee Scheuermann, Margaret Wrath-Esposito, step sister Carol Crego, and step-brother Steven Raber.
A celebration of Sarah’s life will take place at 4:30 PM November 30 at St. Clements Episcopal Church, Honolulu.
In lieu of flowers the family requests that donations be made to: Duke Comprehensive Cancer Center, (for pancreatic cancer research) in memory of Sarah Failing Gronna at: Duke Comprehensive Cancer Center, DUMC, Box 3828, Durham, NC 27710