Sandra M. Atzert

(March 6, 1953 - November 28, 2013)

“Solitary trees, if they grow at all, grow strong” – Winston Churchill. Always emboldened by a deep sense of independence Sandra rarely needed to rely on anyone else. She had the type of strength, and perhaps stubbornness, that motivated her to simply handle things on her own. However, this never meant that she didn’t like to be around people. The folks in Edgewater Park, especially Martha, couldn’t have asked for a better neighbor; if someone was out of town she always kept an eye on their house and was even know to take dogs for walks when their owners were unable. She could often be found at the shore or enjoying an evening out with the “Girls Night Out Gang”. But, what made her happiest was helping others. Volunteering with at the Cinnaminson Library and especially with St. Vincent de Paul Society she helped better the lives of those around her.
Sandy is survived by her sisters, Claire Atzert of Edgewater Park, Jill Rosengrant and brother-in-law, Jim of Mt. Laurel and her niece, Chelsey. She is also survived by her cousins, who were more like sisters, Rosemary Eaton (Michael) and Bonnie Tete (Wayne) and by her best friends who are also family: Betteann Burr, Karen Beatty, Toni Lefferts (who never left her side), Trudi Edinger and Maria Diamanti as well as by many aunts, uncles, cousins, friends and by her faithful and loving lhaso apso, Benji.
Come celebrate Sandra’s 60 wonderful years (Mar. 6, 1953-Nov. 28, 2013) Monday from 8:30-10:15 AM at the Sweeney Funeral Home, Riverside. Mass of Christian Burial to follow at 11 AM at Jesus the Good Shepherd Parish (St. Joseph’s Site), Beverly. Interment Monument Cemetery, Beverly. In lieu of flowers memorial gifts may be made to the St. Vincent de Paul Society 101 Middleton St. Riverside, NJ 08075.

10 thoughts on “Sandra M. Atzert

  1. Karen Beatty

    Thank you for being a true and steadfast friend. The memories that you have left me with are so precious. Your smile and laughter could always bring out the best in everyone. We’ve seen a lot of years go by together, from High School pajama parties to girls night out. It’s so hard to say goodbye. God bless you Sandy. You will be missed.

  2. BetteAnn Burr

    Sandy, my life has been forever blessed because you were such a cherished friend for so many years. You always saw the good in everyone and everything, never bad. You were always there any day any time when I needed someone to talk to and listened and never past judgement only gave support. In your special way you touched so many lives and we are all better people because of you. I will miss you but you will always be in my heart. God Bless!

  3. Donna Noble Kauffman

    My thoughts and prayers are with you. Remembering the times on Dogwood Rd right now. If i remember correctly it was Sandra who came over to my house to wake Kenny up to tell him that the car had fallen on my father. i will always be greatful for that. she will be missed.

  4. Madelyn Kinemond

    I am saddened by Sandy’s passing. She graciously assisted my family in the care of my mother Emma Matarese last year. Jill and Claire…friends and family…there are places in your heart that will forever treasure her love and strength…and places in your memory that will forever remember her stories, humor and generosity. It was a pleasure knowing her. May she rest in peace.
    Madelyn (Rossi) Kinemond, Tierra Verde, FL

  5. Marriette Petitpas

    So sad. It is hard to believe you are gone, but you will not be forgotten. Childhood memories and, most recently, our teas and other special occasions with you, Bette Ann and Karen will always be remembered. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

  6. Carolyn A. Cabrol

    Claire you know it broke my heart when you told me about Sandy. It was just a few weeks ago that me and her had a couple of laughs about you, I never felt that she was going to leave us. Claire you know we’re family and I too will miss her so much. Although I can’t be there today, my thoughts and prayers are with you and Jill and the rest of the family.
    Always Love,
    Carolyn
    PS: It’s so hard to say goodbye to yesterday! And I’ll take with me the memories, to be my sunshine after the rain. It’s so hard to say goodbye to yesterday.
    Sandy girl! Rest In Peace.

  7. Auwal

    Ooo my 1st post:)I’m w/ comment #13..u cant deny what JDC did for R&B and music as a whole. My boy K still got it..cant nodboy SANG like that boy. And looks are irrelevant bcuz the man has crazy talent. But he aint yung no more and his partyin days have caught up w/ him a bit. But the man aint no darn crakhead. I also have seen recent pics of him and he looked mighty good too. The music takes control of him and he gets all crazy and wild lookin..but I have video of him bak in ’95 lookin crazy while he sangin. Sooo do yo thang boy..thats what I have to say to him.The man cant help that he gets hot when he b sangin K gonna b 65 still rippin his shirt off.He just released a solo CD and I love it!! I highly recommend checkin it out

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