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Sandra Lee (Heichel) Miller, 66, of Niagara Falls, NY, lost her courageous battle with cancer, surrounded by her loving family, on Sunday, August 20, 2017. Born on September 25, 1950 in Clearfield, PA, Sandra was the daughter of the late Carl and Lerose (Kuhn) Heichel.
Sandra came to Niagara Falls, NY as a child and attended local schools. She was a graduate of Trott Vocational High School as well as Cheryl Fells School of Business. For 27 years, Sandra was employed as a Personal Care Director for Heritage Manor of Niagara. Sandra loved going to her and her husbands hunting camp in Ellicottville, NY and bingo with her family. Above all, she enjoyed spending time with her cherished grandchildren.
Sandra is survived by her beloved husband of 49 years, Jerry W. Miller, Sr. of Niagara Falls, NY; one son, Jerry W. (Debra) Miller, Jr. of Niagara Falls, NY; three grandchildren, Rebecca Mandoske and Lewis and Rory Miller; her sister, Margaret (Robert) Gray of Ransomville, NY; brother-in-laws, William Kenneth (Shirley) Miller of Elmira, NY and Guy Cutonelli of California; sister-in-law, Evelyn Heichel of Andalusia, AL; and several nieces, nephews and cousins. In addition to her parents, she was predeceased by two brothers, Thomas and Dennis Heichel; and one sister, Laura Cutonelli. Sandra will be missed by her best friend, Jan Milliken, whom had been by her side since they were young.
The family will be present to receive friends on Friday, August 25th from 2-4 PM and 7-9 PM in the Chapel of OTTO REDANZ FUNERAL HOME, in the Town of Niagara. In lieu of flowers, memorial offerings may be made to Niagara Hospice, 4675 Sunset Drive, Lockport, NY 14094 or to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105.
Please visit goodlandercares.com for online condolences.
Published on August 22, 2017
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