Sandra “Sandy” Lee Sharp, 75, of Odenton, Maryland, formerly of Shillington, passed away April 5, 2022, in Odenton, MD after a long, but valiant fight against a rare neurological brain disease, CJD.
Sandy was born September 24, 1946, to Robert E. and Jean V. (Meck) Heberling and grew up in Reading. 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 model for Boscov’s Department Store and an Ambassador for the Reading International Airshow. She loved the energy and excitement that came with both jobs.
Whether it was in her professional life or with friends and family, 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 on hundreds of I-phone photos. Her favorite place on earth was the family’s beach house in Lewis, DE, where her perfect day was waking up, sitting on the deck, and watching the sunrise. The 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 Lewis, 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; Jeffrey Seyfert (Heidi) of Farmington, MN; grandchildren Casey, Eric, and Jeremy Margolis; grandchildren Samuel, Ellie, and Joseph Seyfert; and brother Keith Heberling (Linda) of Strausstown. Grandson Thomas Jeffrey Seyfert pre-deceased her in 1994. Sandy was previously married to Charles Seyfert of Palm Coast, FL.
Family and friends are invited to a gathering at Klee Funeral Home & Cremation Services, Inc., One East Lancaster Ave., Shillington on Friday, April 22, 2022, from 6:00-8:00 PM. Memories may be shared beginning at 7:45 PM. In lieu of flowers, please honor Sandy’s memory by contributing at cjdfoundation.org or to the CDJ Foundation, 3634 W. Market St., Unit 110, Akron, OH 44333. www.kleefuneralhome.com
Date: Friday, April 22, 2022
Time: 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Klee Funeral Home & Cremation Services, Inc.
Memories may be shared beginning at 7:45 PM