Liberty L. Sakryd

February 6, 1918September 22, 2012

Liberty Lois Sakryd (1918 - 2012) age 94, born in Springfield, Illinois, daughter of John and Jessie Lee, Abergavenny, Wales, died September 22, 2012. Liberty moved from Cleveland, OH, to Eau Gallie, FL, with her husband, Victor, and their five children July, 1957; in 1994 she moved to Merritt Island. A woman with a pioneer spirit, she believed a formal education was essential and to never give up an opportunity to learn. Notable accomplishments: (1938 - 1945) Registered Nurse, Jefferson Park Hospital, Chicago, IL; Army Air Corp WWII Flight Nurse 812th Air Evacuation Squadron; Station Hospital Camp Stoneman, Pittsburg, CA; Bowman Field Air Evacuation Training, Louisville, KY; (1968 - Present) Holmes Regional Hospital, Melbourne, FL; Veteran's of Foreign Wars of the U.S. Post #8191; Disabled American Veteran's; Master Gardener Advanced Training Certification; Owner of Malabar Green Nursery, Brevard; WWII Flight Nurses Association, Inc. (Chairperson and Secretary); Society of Retired Air Force Nurses, Inc.; The Women's Memorial, Washington, DC; Received WWII Veteran's Honor and Remembrance Legacy Medallion, PAFB, Brevard. Liberty is survived by two sisters, Gloria McLean, CA and Betty Kinsey, OH; her five children, Jessie Brown, OH, Virginia (Robert) Browning, AL, Terry (Debbie) Sakryd, AL, Robert (Connie) Sakryd, TN, Jo Anne (Thomas) Page, FL; 10 grandchildren and 17 great grandchildren. Wake held at Florida Memorial Funeral Home, Rockledge, Thursday, September 27, 2012 from 6:00 - 8:00 p.m.; Requiem Mass held at Our Lady of the Rosary of Fatima and St. Cajetan Shrine, Brooksville, Friday, September 28, 2012 at 11:30 a.m.; Military Burial Ceremony held at Florida National Cemetery, Bushnell, Friday, September 28, 2012 at 2:30 p.m. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to St. Jude Children's Hospital,Wounded Warriors, Humane Society, ASPCA.


  • Visitation Thursday, September 27, 2012
  • Funeral Service Friday, September 28, 2012
  • Graveside Friday, September 28, 2012

Liberty L. Sakryd

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nancy collins

October 19, 2013

as a former nurse who worked with libery at the hospital please accept my condolences on your loss. she was a caring and loving nurse

October 27, 2012

I worked with Liberty at HOLMES Med Center. She was a caring nurse of her infant patients.
I wish I had known of her Service career. What a glorious tribute to her posted in the paper.
I send my condolences to her family.
Kitty McLamb, RN, ARNP Retired

Fr. Ray Olinger

September 28, 2012

Please accept our condolences on your loss. I will offer a Mass for Liberty.

September 27, 2012

You will be greatly missed at the chapter 13 S meetings and I will miss our talks coming and going. Thank you for all you did for us.

Members of SAFN Chapter 13 S

Mona Lemley-Webb

September 27, 2012

a mom from the old neighborhood that was loved and well respected! surely she will be missed

Marsha Jordan

September 26, 2012

Liberty was a proud patriot. We are forever grateful for her military service during WWII. God be with her as she makes her final flight to the heavens above.
Marsha Jordan
Outreach Representative
Society of Air Force Nurses

Doris Collins, RNCM

September 26, 2012

A truly remarkable, life well lived!! Miss Liberty will always remain in my heart as a gracious, caring nurse that I had the priviledge of knowing in the later part of her life. She will always be a bright spot in my memory and heart, a genuine blessing. My thoughts and prayers are with you all.

nancy collins

September 25, 2012

my deepest condolences to the family liberty was an inspired nurse and co worker at holmes me center we will miss her . nancy collins

Ray Wasser

September 25, 2012

Please accept my sincerest condolences on the passing of Liberty. A remarkable lady who lived an amazing life, I was truly honored to have met her.