|By Louise "Mickey" Head (Cidaa1) on Saturday, April 01, 2017 - 04:13 pm: Edit|
Per Melissa: Can you share with everyone that in lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Sandie's memory to the American Cancer Society or to Vitas Hospice. Thank you."
|By Louise "Mickey" Head (Cidaa1) on Saturday, April 01, 2017 - 02:19 pm: Edit|
August 15, 1941 - March 22, 2017
Sandra Clark Piner of Atlanta, Georgia, passed away on Wednesday, March 22, 2017, at Elmcroft of Roswell Senior Living in Roswell, Georgia.
The daughter of Beatrice and Wilbur H. Clark, Sr., Sandie was born in Burlington, Vermont on August 15, 1941. She graduated from Burlington High School in 1959. The first in her family to attend college, she graduated from the University of Vermont in 1964 with a Bachelor of Science degree in Medical Technology. She worked at the Mary Fletcher Hospital for several years before moving to Connecticut. She returned to Vermont in the early 70ís to pursue further education. During this time she also taught in the UVM undergraduate Medical Technology program.
Sandie moved to Germany in the late 1970ís, with her husband, who was stationed there as a member of the U.S. Army. Following the end of their marriage, she remained in Germany for several years as a civilian Forensic Chemist with the U.S. Army Crime Laboratory. Upon closure of U.S. military bases throughout Europe in the 1990ís, she returned to the States in 1995 and spent the last 22 years as a resident of Atlanta, Georgia. She retired from government service in 2006.
Sandieís parents and sister Iris Johnson predecease her. She is survived by her brothers Wilbur H. Clark, Jr. (wife Edith) of South Burlington, Vermont and David D. Clark of Burlington, Vermont. She is also survived by her 3 nieces and their families, Cheri Garrison and husband, Richard; Melissa Russell and husband, Eric; Krista Clark and husband, Michael Jones, all residing in Atlanta, Georgia. In addition she leaves behind 2 grandnieces and 2 grand nephews, Zoey and Ezra Garrison and Cimone and Caden Russell.
She touched the hearts of people in special ways, leaving many dear friends who rallied round and visited with her throughout the final months of her time with us. We are extremely grateful for their dedication and commitment, and for the prayers of so many others.
A memorial gathering will be held at 11 am on Friday, April 21, 2017, at Northside Chapel, 12050 Crabapple Road, Roswell, Georgia 30075 to celebrate Sandieís life.
Courtesy of: William Jungbluth & John Faes