Sandra I. Vazquez
Sandra Ivette Vazquez, 59, of Camp Hill, PA, passed away Thursday, August 31, 2016. Sandra was born in Rio Piedras, PR, on June 8, 1958 to the late Alejandrina (Torres) Vazquez, and Carmelo Vazquez Rosario.
She then moved to Brooklyn, NY where she attended Bushwick High School, played on the volleyball team, upon graduating she attended Brooklyn Community College. She gave birth to her four children before relocating to Harrisburg, PA and becoming a member at St. Francis of Assisi Parish.
She held many different jobs in her life but took her job of mother above all else. Sandra enjoyed dancing, listening to music, watching movies (especially Disney movies), cooking, and above all spending time with her family and friends.
She was also preceded in death by her mother and three sisters, Milagros Vazquez, Veronica (Vazquez) Peterson, and Marisol (Vazquez) Guzman.
Sandra is survived by her father, one brother, one sister, a loving partner, her four children, seventeen grandchildren, and many extended family and friends.
Her brother Carmelo Vazquez Jr. and Jeanette Santana. Her sister Carmen (Vazquez) Olivencia. Her loving partner Jose Torres Zayas.
Her son David and Kathryn (Martinez) Medina and their children Joseph Medina, Kairiliana Medina, and Devan Medina. Her daughter Alexandra (Medina) and Juan Jimenez and their children Nathaniel Jimenez, Anastasia Jimenez, Jonathan Jimenez, and Linali Jimenez. Her daughter Jacqueline Medina and Edward Jones and their children Sara Medina, Marilynn Malave, Henry Malave, Arianna Malave, Chance Jones, Marquice Jones, and Mekhi Jones. Her son Joshua and JoEtta (Maris) Medina and their children Cherrish Morris, Julietta Maris, and Skyla Medina.
Funeral Services will be held at St. Francis of Assisi at 11:00am on Wednesday, September 6, 2017. Visitation will be held from 10:00am thru 11:00am in the church. Burial will follow at Shoop Cemetary in Harrisburg. Sandra's family will be hosting a potluck luncheon from 3:00pm thru 6:00pm to celebrate her memory and would enjoy the pleasure of everyones company.
Sandra's family would like to thank all of her caregivers from Cool Waters LLC, CareSense Home Health Care, and various other agencies, the support team from United Disability Services, the caring team from Hospice for All Seasons, the team from Project Vive for providing her a voice, the staff at the ALS Clinic in Hershey, and the staff at Dailey Funeral Home for all of their support and love. We greatly appreciate all you have done for our mother.
God saw she was getting tired
And a cure was not to be,
So He put His arms around her
And whispered, "Come with Me."
With tearful eyes we watched her suffer
And saw her fade away,
Although we loved her dearly
We could not make her stay.
A golden heart stopped beating
Hard working hands to rest,
God broke our hearts to prove to us
He only takes the best.