Sandra “Sandy” Vera Ames Herdeman of Victor journeyed to the Pearly Gates on February 3rd, 2022. She passed peacefully in her home at the age of 79 after a long battle with COPD.
Sandy is survived by her husband of 57 years, Allen Herdeman; her daughters and their families – Susan, Jason, Sadie, Lee, Claire, Brian, Everett; Pamela, Brandon, Tyrus; Christine, Paul, Annie, Lindsey, Sarah, Carlos, Nicole, Michelle, William, Jonathan, Gabriel. She is also survived by her sisters-in-law Jeanne and Katy, and many nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her brother Robert Ames, her grandson Kenneth Allen, and her loving parents James and Gladys (Betty) Ames of Rochester. She graduated from Jefferson High School and Rochester Business Institute. She worked at Eastman Kodak and Keys Drug store; however, her career and true calling was as a mother and homemaker.
Sandy’s lifetime contributions are immeasurable and include the following sentiments from her husband and daughters.
Lover of books and surely enjoying heaven’s library.
Longtime avid bowling partner to her husband.
Enthusiastic bingo companion to her best friend Marilyn.
Organizer of memorable family trips to Toronto and Florida.
Baker of the best after school cookies and treats.
Chef of the world’s finest meatloaf and rice pudding.
Blanket-sharer on cold afternoons while listening to tales of a hard school day and watching soap operas together.
Study buddy and pro at coming up with funny tricks for remembering facts.
Weather tracker for all of her family’s geographical locations, along with strong outerwear recommendations.
Medical expert at diagnosing and lovingly treating ailments suffered by her children.
Retail therapist always ready to whisk a daughter away from school and to the mall.
Singer and dancer across the kitchen floor to her favorite music.
An amazing mother, wife, friend, grandmother and great-grandmother, she lived for her family and looked forward to talking to them every day.
Friends quickly became family and strangers became friends; she was called “Mom” by many.
Sandy was a strong, brave individual who fought a tough battle for many years before it took her. Her love and devotion to her husband, and he to her, give all hope that forever (and then some) can really happen.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests prayers for Sandy along with donations to the COPD Foundation – https://www.charitynavigator.org/ein/201048322
A Celebration of Life is being held on March 19th, 2022 from 1pm to 4pm, at The Lodge at Victor Municipal Park (6680 Paparone Dr. Victor, NY 14564).