- 73 years old
- Date of birth: Jun 5, 1942
- Date of passing: Jan 9, 2016
|Let the loving memory of Sandy, be forever in our hearts. "Peace I leave with you, my peace I give unto you: not as the world giveth, give I unto you. Let not your heart be troubled, neither let it be afraid...In my Father's house are many mansions"|
In Loving Memory of Sondra C. Steiner Kuszmaul
Sondra C. Steiner Kuszmaul, 73, known as Sandy, completed her earthly journey home to our Lord on January 9, 2016. She was born June 5, 1942, in Camden, NJ. She is preceded in death by her parents, Heinrich Steiner and Adele Brozis Watson, and husband Edward L. Kuszmaul.
She is survived by her loving children, daughters Deborah (Glenda) and Noel (Dave), and son Edward (Michelle). She is also survived by her granddaughter Christine, grandsons Anthony, Theodore, granddaughters Nicole, Grace, Isabella and Ashley. She is also survived by her great-granddaughter Harper.
Sondra was in the care of Our Lady of Lourdes and Foster-Warne Funeral Home, Collingswood, NJ.
Memorial Service: Sondra's request was to be returned to God's Eternal Sea.
The family has requested donations be made in lieu of flowers to Sondra's charities:
St. Jude Childrens Hospital - http://www.stjude.org
Catholic Charities USA - https://catholiccharitiesusa.org/
~ A Prayer for Our Loving Mother ~
Pray for us, O Holy Mother of God, that we may be made worthy of the promises of Christ. O God, whose only Begotten Son, by his life Death and Resurrection has purchased for us the rewards of eternal life, who has commanded us to honor our mother, have compassion in Thy mercy, on the soul of our mother; forgive her of her sins, and grant that we may see her in the joy of eternal brightness. Through Christ our Lord. Amen.
This memorial website was created in memory of our beloved mother, wife, grandmother, great-grandmother, aunt and friend. We will always remember her. Please read her life story and share any stories, experiences or memories you have of her here on this website.
Our love for Sandy is eternal. She holds a special place in our hearts and lives. We are all broken-hearted and will miss her dearly.
"Happy 74th Birthday in Heaven Mom.
God I miss you and love you more than you will ever know and I think of you everyday. My heart is just broken to pieces. I still can't believe you are gone, and I still don't understand why or what happened. Please watch over me, teach me and give me the strength to live without you. I love you Mom. All my love Forever & Always, Debby"
I've thought about you everyday since you went away...
If tears could build a stairwell and memories were a lane,
I would walk right up to Heaven and bring you home again.
No farewell words were spoken, no time to say good-bye...
You were gone before I knew...only God knows the reason why.
My heart still aches in sadness and many tears still flow,
What it means to lose you, no one will ever know.
I love you and miss you terribly!"
"I did not know your mom personally, Debby, but you sure do look like her. You have her sweet smile and her never ending dedication and self sacrificing personality. My mom went home to heaven in 1999, and nothing can ever take the place of one's mother. Just know that you and I will see them again someday. Peace be with you in the coming days.
You and Glenda will continue to be in our prayers."
"I am standing upon the seashore. A ship at my side spreads her white sails to the ocean. She is an object of beauty and strength. I stand and watch her until at length she hangs like a speck of white cloud just where the sea and sky come to mingle with each other.
Then someone at my side says: "There she is gone!"
Her diminished size is in me, not in her. And just at the moment when someone at my side says:
"There, she is gone!" there are other eyes watching her coming, and other voices ready to take up the glad shout
"Here she comes!"
And that is dying.
I will miss you Sandy and all the fun and laughter we had here at Penn. May you rest in peace!"
"Your mom and mine both had the same Saint watching over them, St Jude. I will add your mom's name to my mom's in my donations from now on. I will light a candle for her and a flower, on her birthday, as I do with my mom, too. My prayers to you and all the family. Take care."
I didn't get to say good bye, hug you, kiss you, see your sweet face or say I love you one last time before God called you home. Thank you Mom for all you ever did for me, raising me with God in my heart, teaching me right from wrong, kindness and compassion and loving me unconditionally. Thank you Mom for being the mother that you were and being a part of everything in my life because without you, I wouldn't be the woman I am today. I hope I made you proud. I want to also thank you for all you have done and given up for your family your entire life...sleep, money, your own desires, and most of all your own dreams…
Much of yourself was left on the shelf and never did come into being because of your self-sacrifice. I want you to know Mom, you were the most amazing, loving and selfless person I have ever known. You have weathered your storms well and now although my heart is broken, you are my angel in Heaven. Those who knew and loved you benefited from the gift of who you are...the most precious gift from God. Mom I am so thankful that you were my Mother, I wouldn't want no other. I will never understand or know what happened to you the day you went away, but believe me when I tell you Mom, you left this world better than you found it, all because of you. May every seed of love that you planted in my life be returned to you in there in Heaven...until we meet again...and when I get there Mom, we'll go to the beach together again. While I am here on earth, waiting to see you again, please watch over me.
I will love you and miss you for eternity,
"To My Mom My Angel,
Once upon a time an Angel held my hand.
She wiped away my tears to help me understand.
Our time on earth is brief, there's lessons to be learned,
each precious day God gives us, another page is turned.
Every chapter full of memories, times of joy and tears,
Triumphs and defeats, through every passing year.
She loved me unconditionally, and was always by my side,
when no one else would listen, in her I could confide.
With gentle words of wisdom, she led me on my way,
and down the paths of righteousness if ever I did stray.
She saw the light in everyone and gave with no regrets,
always from her heart and I will never ever forget.
Angels come in many forms, for me it is my Mother,
with so much love I know, there'll never be another.
Every day I turn the page in my heart will ever remain,
everything she taught me as I stroll down memory lane.
Thank you God for giving me the most precious of all your treasures,
and Lord I will promise to keep her here with me, in my heart forever.
I pray that I became everything she hoped I would,
and that's she smiling down from heaven knowing she did good.
As I write this here today there's no ending to her story,
another chapter has begun full of God's grace and all his glory.
God's called her to his heavenly home, a part of his great plan,
Although it may be hard for me, I know I must understand.
Faith is what we all must have, God we cannot see,
He has promised Heaven to all of us if only we believe.
I will Love you Mom with All My Heart & Soul,
Forever and Always until we meet again...in Heaven.
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