Sandy was born September 24, 1946, to Jean and Robert Heberling and grew up in Reading, PA. An honors graduate from both Reading High School and Reading Community College, Sandy earned a degree in Applied Sciences and became a trusted health professional as a Laboratory Technician at Pottstown Memorial Hospital, then as a Supervisor at the Arthritis and Rheumatology Clinic in West Reading, and finally as Laboratory Supervisor and Safety Officer for Reading Hospital. She retired in 1999.
As a young woman, Sandy was a frequent mode for Boscov's Department Store and an Ambassador for the Reading International Airshow. She loved the energy and excitement that came with both. Whether it was in her professional life or with family and friends, Sandy had a lifelong commitment to people. She was a fierce believer in the equality of all and lived her values every day. She was never afraid to speak her mind, but she also took care to listen.
The love of her life was her husband, Michael. They traveled the world together, laughed together and cared for one another. Michael, her daughter Vicki Seyfert Margolis, and her brother Keith Heberling were at her bedside when she passed. Sandy's happiest days were spent with her children and grandchildren. She took pride in her son Jeffrey and daughter Vicki, and loved following her grandchildren's sports conquests, academic achievements, and Facebook posts. When her grandchildren were young, Sandy would write plays for the youngsters to perform, read countless bedtime stories and captured everything in hundreds of iPhone photos.
Her favorite place on earth was the family's beach house in Lewes, DE, where her perfect day was waking up, sitting on the deck and watching the sunrise. Then she and Michael would take a dip in the pool suspended by "floaties", followed by "martini time" while watching the sunset as ships moved up the Delaware Bay. This was paradise for Sandy and there is no place she would rather be. This summer in Lewes, surrounded by her loving family, she will be consecrated into the ocean she loved.
Sandy is survived by her husband Michael Sharp; daughter Vicki Seyfert Margolis (Jim) of Chevy Chase, MD; Jeffery Seyfert (Heidi) of Farmington, MN; grandchildren Casey, Eric and Jeremy Margolis; grandchildren Samuel, Ellie and Joseph Seyfert; and brother Keith Heberling (Linda) of Strausstown, PA. Grandson Thomas Jeffrey Seyfert predeceased her in 1994. Sandy was previously married to Charles Seyfert of Palm Coast, Florida.
"So with you: Now is your time of grief, but I will see you again and you will rejoice, and no one will take away your joy"
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