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Sandra Swartzer, 63

Sandra Jean Swartzer, age 63, of Buffalo, passed away peacefully Tuesday, Sept. 3, 2013, at her home, surrounded by family.

A loving wife, mother, and grandmother, Sandy will be greatly missed by all who knew and loved her. She was known for her thoughtfulness and kindness to all.

Sandy loved caring for others, which was shown through her 40-plus years as a registered nurse.

She enjoyed reading, cooking, and spending time with family; and made every effort to attend every play, game, or any other event possible. Sandy wanted to make sure that you knew she was proud of you.

She is survived by her loving husband of 42 years, Anthony; and their six children, Jacob (Alison Swartzer), Nicole (Chad Olson), Bridget (Christopher Matzdorf), Erin (Marc Kohler), Meagen (Christian Luoto), and Patrick Swartzer (fiancé, Jamie Barnett).

Sandy is further survived by her father, Ralph Gallus; brothers Joseph and John Gallus; sisters Joy Hickman, Debra Becklund, Shirley Kallunki and Shawn Karl; grandchildren Harriet, Elisabeth, Katherine, Frank, Jack, Nicole, Truman, Louise, Eleanor, Isabel, Frederick and Hazel; and over 100 nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her mother, Shirley (Keeler) Gallus; a sister, Molly Gallus; a niece, Katherine Hickman; and a granddaughter, Margaret Swartzer.

A Mass of Christian Burial took place Tuesday, Sept. 10 at 10:30 a.m. at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Waverly with Father Kenneth O’Hotto as the celebrant.

Visitation was Monday, Sept. 9 from 4 to 8 p.m. at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Waverly, with a rosary at 7 p.m.; and continued Tuesday morning, Sept. 10 from 9:30 to 10:15 a.m. at the church.

The Peterson Chapel in Buffalo served the family. Online condolences may be made to www.thepetersonchapel.com.