Sandra K. Davis

Sandra K. Davis, 59, of Edwardsville crossed over Monday, March 25, 2013, in Wilkes-Barre General Hospital.

Born in San Angelo, Texas, she was the daughter of Helen Ann Dankovitch Brill, Wilkes-Barre Township, and the late Harry H. Brill.

She was a graduate of E.L. Meyers High School and Allied Medical Careers. Ms. Davis resided in several states and in Wilkes-Barre, Forty Fort and Edwardsville.

Prior to her illness, she enjoyed working in the community as a fine dining waitress for many years. She loved to interact with people and touched the lives of many.

More than anything, she cherished the company of her daughters and grandsons. Sandie held a special place in her heart for all animals, especially her beloved, Hus. She had a kindness and compassion like no other. Sandie always had time to listen, laugh, cry, comfort and help in any possible way she could.

She was blessed to have the opportunity to travel to several countries, thus acquiring an abundance of knowledge. Reading, music and dancing were her passions.

She was a survivor, never giving up or giving in to her illness.

Our loss here on Earth is heaven's gain.

She was preceded in death, in addition to her father, by her beloved cat, Husband; brother, Mark Brill; and former husband, Ned Davis.

Surviving, in addition to her mother, are daughters, Stacey A. Kolessar, Mooresville, N.C.; and Stephanie A. Laibinis, Nebo, N.C.; grandchildren, Jacob, Ryne, Ethan and Nicholas Kolessar; Zachary and Alexander Laibinis; sisters, Gale Brill, Colleen Conniff and Karen Leibach; brothers, Harry Brill and Kenneth Brill; and her beloved cat, Misty.

Private funeral services were held Thursday, March 28. The Rev. Peter D. Kuritz, pastor of Good Shepherd Lutheran Church, Wilkes-Barre, officiated. Interment was made in Maple Hill Cemetery, Hanover Township.

The family wishes to thank Dr. Patrick J. Kerrigan, Dr. Joseph S. Briskie, Dr. Eugene A. Kaczorowski and Dr. Gary R. Decker for their care and compassion.

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Published in Citizens' Voice on Mar. 30, 2013