Dorothy J. Sandor "Dottie", "Dots" or "Smitty" born Dec. 22, 1929, Fults, Ill., died
Sunday, May 22, 2016, at her daughter's residence.
Dorothy was a 1948 graduate of East Side High School in East St. Louis, Ill., and a member of St. Luke's Catholic Church, Belleville, Ill. Dorothy also served on the parish council, as Eucharistic minister, liturgy committee, and book club. Also many children and families who have fond memories of the baking of bread that was used during mass. She was a member of the Centering Prayer Group.
She worked as a temporary for Sealtest Dairy in St. Louis, Mo. She was also a domestic engineer. Dorothy worked at Belleville Area College (Southwestern Illinois College) for the Programs and Services for Older Persons (PSOP) nutrition program and ran the Senior Center for 16 years. She began a new career in her 60's as the director for
an in home care business that she ran for 10 years until her retirement. She loved her hobbies that included sewing, crafting, gardening, trips to the country, and spending time with her grandchildren.
Dorothy was preceded in death by her husband, Stephen J. Sandor, whom she married on May 1, 1954, in East St. Louis, Ill. They were married 60 years before Stephen's passing in 2014; her daughter, Janice E. Sandor; her son, Philip J. Sandor; her parents, Ivah G. and Fred A. Schmidt; her brother, Harold Schmidt; and her sisters, Virginia Smock, Ruby Stromberg, and Mable Koderhandt.
Surviving are her children, Stephanie (Michael) Kurtz, and Paula (John) Vogler; her grandchildren, Ryan Michael Kurtz, Sarah Jane Kurtz, and Phillip John Vogler; her many nieces, nephews and cousins; her Goddaughter, Laura Hartlein; and her dear friends, Dorothy (Wappel) Hamilton and Barbara Benson.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Hospice of Southern Illinois or to the
Condolences may be expressed to the family online at: www.kasslyfuneral.com.
Visitation: Visitation will be held from 4 to 8 p.m. Thursday, May 26, 2016, at Kassly Mortuary, Fairview Heights, Ill.
Visitation will be held from 9 to 10 a.m. Friday, May 27, 2016 at St. Luke's Catholic
Church, Belleville, Ill.
Funeral: A Mass of Christian burial will be held at 10 a.m. Friday, May 27, 2016, at St. Luke's Catholic Church, Belleville, Ill., with Msgr. David Darin officiating. Interment will follow in Holy Cross Cemetery, Fairview Heights, Ill.
Fairview Heights, Ill.
Published in Belleville News-Democrat on May 24, 2016