- 69 years old
- Date of birth: Sep 20, 1941
- Date of passing: Jun 10, 2011
- Place of passing:
Ft. Myers, Florida, United States
|Let the memory of Sandra be with us forever|
"Five years, and I miss you still. Been staying in touch with Sheri, but you already know that I'm sure. Will drink to our friendship tonight with a glass of wine. Happy Birthday to an incredible woman. Hugs, Tricia"
"Hard to believe that it's been five years ago that Sandra left us at such a young age. Her kindness and the love of family and friends lives on with all of us who had the privilege of knowing her. I do miss her grace and love that so eloquently surrounded her. Love you always!"
Can't believe that it's been 5 years already. I miss those talks that we had."
As Sheri mentioned, we lit a Wish Lantern in your honor tonight. I uploaded the video for all to see, hopefully you too.
"Happy Birthday! We miss you tons."
"Happy Birthday, Mom!!
So many times I want to pick up the phone and call you--- for a questions I have, an opinion I need, an ear to listen to my ranting or to just say "Mother.....Daughter."
As always, Jack and I will be releasing a Wish lantern into the evening sky; keep your eye out for it! Hope you're having some champagne or a glass of wine, you know I will. Love you bunches--"
"It's hard to let a forever friend go. You are with me on the golf course, in quiet moments..... I know you are watching over us all from above.
Miss you so much... Happy birthday my sweet, loving, kind and generous friend. I learned a lot from you."
Four years....why does it continue to hurt so? I realize how lucky I was to have you for 41 years, however, I find myself always needing to run things or situations by you for your advice. Hoping you may let me know the answers in your own way, soon.
I know this may seem silly, but once in a while I will take out your beloved "moo-moo" and hold it tight, remembering you in it and wishing you still were.
Still missing and loving you terribly-----"
"It's been 4 years and although I try it's difficult to remember the sound of your voice. There's been many changes over the years that I wish I could tell you about. Every time something great happens or every year when your birthday or Mother's Day rolls around I still have to urge to pickup the phone and want to call until I realize I can't. I am lucky because I have so many wonderful memories and every time I walk on a beach I think of you. I still think about you every day and I know that even though I cannot physically say it I know you are my angel looking down upon me helping and guiding me to be the best I can be and can see every good moment. I love you forever!"
"Well dear friend, you are still with us every Mon. night at Mah-jongg.
There's a big gold star on your set, we call it "Sandy" and it travels from house to house each week. We even yell at you when you keep us from getting any jokers....cut it out ok?
I'm keeping your wine glass full and your seat warmed up!!"
"Another year has passed since you left and we think of you often. I can still picture you shuffling around in the morning working on your cross-word puzzles. Funny, she was a wiz at cross-words but failed miserably at Sudoku :) Still missing you..."
"It's hard to believe that it's been four years since you have left me. While I have met a very sweet young lady with your same name, I sometimes believe that you sent her to me just to keep me in the straight and narrow. Love forever!"
"It had been 4 years and I still miss her. You will always be remembered sis."
"Dearest Sandra, another year has past since you left us and while our thoughts are with you evey day we find peace that you are in a happy place with family and friends, that have passed, celebrating your special day. Anya and Maverick have now joined you giving you some enjoyment. Get your frisbee out and play with them.
I do so much miss your love and gentleness and I promise you that we will again let you visit your favorite place, the bridge to Fort Myers Beach. All my love, forever!"
"Well Sis, you are always on my mind. I miss those infrequent chats which I now wish were more frequent. I wiah that we could have those holiday calls which we always made to each other. I miss you very much."
""Motherrrr??" " It's Daughter!"
Ahhh loved how we started our phone conversations, lol.
Happy Birthday to you! I bet you will be having a glass or two of wine with many others later tonight. Missing you always and every day! Please keep a lookout for your wish lantern, to be released again into the night sky. Love you--"
"Happy Birthday Mom,
We are thinking of you on this day. I posted some more photos of you and the family. It is nice that you saved them for so many years and now we have them to share with all.
If you see Anya playing with another, don't be alarmed. His name is Maverick and you will love him as his personality is infectious...just like yours."
I just wanted you to know that you are still missed. I think of you often, and remember only the good. Isn't that the way it is suppose to be!"
"Hello my friend,
I wanted you to know how much I still think of you, miss you, and how you are still a part of my life. I love seeing the photos John is posting..... makes me miss you more but keeps you alive in my heart in so many ways.
I'm wondering if you are riding that pony you always wanted as a kid, and never got......
Happy, happy day to you."
The other day I was going through some drawers and came upon your favorite robe...ok let's say it, mumu. :) I immediately saw you at our kitchen table, drinking your morning coffee and working on the crossword puzzle. You looked up and said "Morning, want some coffee?"
Oh how I miss seeing you and hearing your voice. Seems like only months....Missing you every single day."
"Three years have passed yet we still think of you often. Words can not express how much you meant to Sheri and I. We think of you often, and laugh at the many memories you gave us. I posted some new photos of the early years for everyone to enjoy."
"Dearest Sandra, It does not seem like three years sense you left me for a better place to continue your journey. While so many celebrate this day as the day you had peace, I do miss and think about you very day as I continue with my journey only to find you some day and share that glass of wine that we did so much while you were here with me. Love you always."
I still think of you often. I sent Mickey a message that a friend sent me about every time you see a Cardinal (bird) a love one that has passed has come to visit. Well I saw one yesterday, so I just know it was you. I will love you always."
I know you are watching over us, so I just wanted you to know that I still miss you! It is Christmas Eve and you are in my thoughts today and always."
"Thinking of you on your birthday...
I remember your quiet reservation. Never wanting center stage yet everyone knew you were there. Your thoughtfulness and humor is still missed by your family but most importantly me. I will never forget your acceptance and love. I know...I know...stifle...miss you still"
"Happy Birthday, Mom!! Thinking of you tonight as I look into the night sky.... You must be around, as we had a gorgeous sunset today and we just witnessed two owls on the roof "speaking" to each other.
Missing and loving you always......Daughter"
"Thinking of Sandy today, and remembering all the fun times we had together, playing Mah Jongg, lunches and dinners (especially to celebrate birthdays), holiday parties, and working on the Club newsletter together. She is still missed."
"I talked to you often, and I know you are there. Thank you for being you!"
"Mom we lit a wish lantern tonight and sent it into the night sky. Hope you were able to see it and read the message we wrote on it. Missing you every day, your voice, your laugh, and your endless listening skills. You are always with me
Love, Daughter and Jack "ie""
"It's hard to believe it has been two years since you left us. We remember and speak of you often. We will raise a glass of wine in your memory tonight at Mah Jongg. We miss you."
"Two years have gone by yet it seems like just last month... Sitting on the beach I am reminded of what a good friend you were to me and many others. I miss you but know you are in a better place. How do you like your new home in Heaven? Do things get dusty there??!!"
"Just thought I'd check in with you. Watch over our friend Jim, he is getting nearer to seeing you. Life goes on, sometimes at a alarming rate. It's hard to catch my breath. At night, enjoying a glass of wine, I think of you .... and smile. Thank you for opening up your life to me.
Cheers my friend."
"Happy Belated Birthday,
Even thought I was with Sheri when she posted her message, I wanted to let you know that you are always in our thoughts. We hope you were able to see the wish lantern we lit last night in your memory.
"Thinking of you today, Sandy and remembering our birthday lunches, Mah Jongg birthday celebrations and all the other fun times we had together. We miss you, but feel you are with us every time we open your Mah Jongg set (we put a gold star engraved with your name on it)."
"As life continues, so does your memory, your essence. Yesterday I was cooking and used the wonderful whisk you had gotten me because when you came over to my house one day to help me cook, I didn't have one for you to use.. So 'just because' you showed up a couple of days later with it!! I love you like a sister, and miss you still."
"Happy Birthday Mom,
I am sure you know this, but I think of you everyday. I wanted to wish you a Happy Birthday, up in heaven. We will celebrate your birthday and remember the times we shared. Jack and I will have a piece of carrot cake for you. I love you, Mom"
"A good friend can never be replaced, only remembered in that special place in the heart....."
"Even over a year later, I'm still feeling the loss. Bob & I sponsored a hole at our Rally For A Cure golf outing in Canadian Lakes. I thought it would make you smile to see your name and memory honored. I asked them to put it in a sand trap to emulate the beach........"
"I could never forget Sandy! She touched everyone's life in more ways then one. Even now a year later I still remember some of her comments that come to me out of no where. I know that you are looking down at all of us and having a chat with my mother just like old times."
"My dearest Sandra, I can not believe it's been a year sense you left us, and while I am doing what you asked me to do, I so dearly miss you and would do anything to have you back with me. You were always the love of my life even though we had some uncomfortable times many years ago. Sandra, you will always be in my heart. I love you."
"Thought of you all day yesterday. It is hard to believe a year has passed. We still miss you. We'll raise a glass in your honor when we gather to play Mah Jongg tonight."
"Mom, I wanted to tell you we were up in the attic and I found some wonderful treasures!! My baby book, awards and certificates you saved from grade school. Thank you for being such a kind and considerate human being and for always being there for me. I think of you everyday and am still waiting for you to visit me in my dreams.....please hurry. I love you~"
"I can't believe it's been a year since you left us. You may be gone from this earth my friend but certainly not forgotten.
Joann and Steve"
"Can't believe it has been one year since Sandy has been gone.
I still think about stopping to pick her up for Mah-jongg...it was always therapy for us...that and a littlle glass of wine or two!
Still miss her a great deal.....a big hug for you sweet friend !"
"Today Gil and I are remembering our sweet friend with love. We have wonderful memories of good times spent with this special lady.
Gil and Sharon Allis"
Thinking of you on your one year anniversary in heaven. You are gone from us but never forgotten. If you see Anya, tell her we love her too."
"I miss my sister. I miss those long conversations that we had throughout the year. I miss her stories and the laughs that they brought. It has been a year, a tough year for all of us. I remember her always."
"Even after a year, she is still so vivd and alive to me. The lessons I learned from her - quiet grace, humility, compassion, will ever inspire me to be the best person I can be. She was so loved. I miss her so much but will smile always, when I think of her walking the beach, waiting for me...."
"Hi Mom.....thinking of you today after watching "Say Yes to The Dress." Wishing you could be here for Gerry's wedding and all the parties along with it. It is going to be such a beautiful venue and I know you would approve! Missing you much....xoxo"
"Sandra J. Klein was truly a gift to the world. She was my dear friend. Her friendship was a godsend. We arrived in Florida not knowing anyone. Sandra was one of the first people who welcomed me. Her family was so lucky to have her in their lives. I miss her every day."
"As we hung the stockings that you made for us we thought of you this Christmas, Sandra. We hope that you are resting peaceful and pain free now and know how much you are missed by your family and friends."
"Sandra dear, Your family and friends have written you many beautiful thoughts as you left us all to early in life. You allowed Scott, Jeff and Cheryl and their families into your life as they did into theirs. Your love and devotion to me, as well as to your entire family, made you a wonderful wife, mother and grandmother. You will be within my heart forever. I deeply miss you."
"How lucky we all were to have this beautiful lady in our lives--as lovely inside as out.
What fun we had on our cruise with Sandy and Gerry last February. We will treasure the memories we made on that trip forever.
Love you and miss you Sandy,
Gil and Sharon Allis"
"In addition, I was so happy to see new pictures of Mom I had not seen previously. The ones at a fashion show are wonderful and if anyone has more pictures, please post them. I LOVED seeing them! Thank you again everyone for making this such a special place for me to visit."
"To everyone to has written a tribute:
Thank you so very much. As you know, my husband, Jack, made this web site as a Christmas surprise for me. He decided it best for me to see it alone, and not with others watching my reaction. I am grateful, as I was able to be as emotional as I wanted, freely."
"Sandy is fondly remembered for her generous smiles, laughter and grace. With our love and blessings, Deb & Dick Moerner"
"I had so many great times with Aunt Sandy and will miss her sense of humor, patience and how much she cared about everyone. She was always there for the great moments in my life and I know she will always watch over us. We're blessed to have been touched by Aunt Sandy and will miss her kind heart. We love you and miss you."
"One of my favorite memories was eating breakfast with her before school every morning when she came to visit. We always chatted about school, or the recent books she was reading. Always a good conversation."
""Grandma Klein" as I liked to call her, accepted my father and I into her family and was like a real grandma to me. I didn't get to see her very much but the times we did she was always warm, kind, and always wanted to hear about what was new with me. As someone she treated as a 'real' grandchild, she is truly missed but I know she is keeping watch on our family and will always be with us."
"One of my favorite moments while visiting in Florida was sitting on the lanai after dinner just talking and enjoying her company. Sandra had a subdued wit and humor about her, never wanting to be center stage, she enjoyed letting others tell their stories. I feel blessed to have known her."
"I know that Sandy loved the beach and that was the last place that the kids and I spent time with her. It was a beautiful day, and beautiful memory and she was a beautiful person and we will miss her dearly. Love you Sandy."
"Sandy was my friend as well as my sister. She was funny, considerate, and loving. Sandy looked on the good side of every issue and always seemed to provide a right and stable answer. She was the person that I needed to "talk to" every holiday. This year, the holidays will be difficult without her but I know that she is watching over us and that is a comfort in itself. I miss her."
"We will all miss Aunt Sandy's wit, humor and most of all how caring she was. Although we didn't get to see each other as much as we would have liked, she was there for so many of the big moments in my life and I am extremely grateful for that. We love you and miss you."
"They say you can't choose your relatives, but I really hit the jackpot when I married Mike and got Sandy for a sister-in-law. She was truly the sister I never had. I miss all the good times, the long talks and the laughs we shared. You'll always be a part of my heart, Sandy!"
"Sandy was a wonderful person, who was loved by everyone who knew her here at Gateway. She is especially missed by all of us who played Mah Jongg on Monday nights. It seems like we spent more time talking and laughing than playing. I can still hear her wonderful laugh. She was devoted wife, mother and grandmother, and true friend."
"Sandy was my cousin and my friend. She was and is my role model when times get bad. In death as in life she is still with me when I need her most. I will see her again and when I do, we will talk for hours about everything or about nothing, just like we used to. I love you."
"Sandy was a wonderful friend and the best neighbor there could ever be. We always said that we were going to the "Home" together wearing one Mah-jongg tile around our necks and decked our in our muu-muus.
I know she will be waiting for me-----------miss her so very much !!"
""What an honor to be one of Sandy's friends....always a hug and a warm smile.....Sherry & Gerry,Jr.. -- she loved you with unconditional Love as only a Mother can.. John, she loved your letters.. Missed, but never forgotton" Nancy McLeod"
"Grandma, for all of us, left an impression in our lives that we will always remember. She was a kind person with a big heart. She made sure that each of us knew she loved us. I will always remember her as the grandmother who fed my creativity, took walks with me on the beach, and spent hours with me on the phone whenever we got the chance. She will always be in my heart and loved forever."
"Sandy was an amazing woman. Both strong and brave through her struggles, but never letting it stop her from doing the things she loved and being with those who love her. She was wonderful to her husband, children, step-children and grandchildren. My children have very fond memories of their grandmother and that will forever be in their hearts. I miss you and love you dearly."
"Sandy had a way of enriching everyone's life. A great mom to Gerry and Sherri, loving wife to my dad, and a wonderful grandmother to my children. I will be forever grateful for knowing her. She will be missed.."
This brought tears to my eyes, both of sadness and of joy. It reminds me of the fun times we had together. I miss the doll clothes i helped you make for my barbies, the fun days in your pool, my trip to florida, and of course how blessed rob and i were to have your company at our wedding. I miss you so much....sending love your way."
"Sandy was an incredible women. She was a loving wife and friend to my Dad, a great mother to her children and a kind and generous women with her love to her step children and their families. Sandy is missed by all the people she touched and I forever will remember her grace and love.
Rest in peace and keep an eye on us all."
""Mother.....words cannot describe how much I (we) miss you! You were the best mom anyone could ask for...so giving, caring and supportive. I love you!""
"Sandy was our dear friend for many years. We dined together, played cards together, shared each other's family. It was truly the best of times as we all enjoyed our retirement together. She will always hold a place in our hearts and we miss her terribly. Joann and Steve"
Even though Sandra was my Mother-n-law, she was very close and dear to my heart. She took me in and made me feel part of the family from the very first day. I see first hand the impact you had on your daughter with your passing and know how very much you were loved."
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