Sandra M. John

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Sandra M. John of Wilkes-Barre passed away Tuesday, Oct. 10, 2017, at her home, after a lengthy illness.

She was born Sept. 3, 1932, in Indianapolis, Ind., the daughter of the late Frank and Mary Atkins Anderson.

Sandra was formerly employed by Bell Telephone in Indianapolis and then was on the United States Olympic Team in 1956, in Melbourne, Australia, participating in gymnastics. She was a gold medalist in the United States AAU Championships, in the all-around division, and a member of the Indianapolis Hall of Fame.

She was a member of St. Anthony/St. George Maronite Church, Wilkes-Barre.

Sandra and her husband celebrated their 43rd wedding anniversary on March 3, 2017.

She is survived by her husband, Alfred John; children, Kathi and her husband, Bill Waite, Denver, Colo.; David and his wife, Cheryl Ruddick, Omaha, Neb.; Robert Ruddick, Modale, Iowa; Leo John, Wilkes-Barre; and Mary Babula, Wilkes-Barre; seven grandchildren; one great-grandchild; and several nieces and nephews.

Preceding her in death was a sister, Mary Lou Powers.

The funeral will be held at 9:30 a.m. Monday from Mamary-Durkin Funeral Service, 59 Parrish St., Wilkes-Barre, with a Mass of Christian Burial at 10 a.m. in St. Anthony Maronite Church, Park Avenue and Dana Street, Wilkes-Barre.

Interment will be held in St. Mary's Cemetery, Hanover Twp.

Friends may call at the funeral home from 5 to 7 p.m. Sunday.
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Mamary-Durkin Funeral Service, Inc - Wilkes Barre
59 Parrish St.
Wilkes Barre, PA 18702
(570) 824-4601
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Published in Citizens' Voice on Oct. 13, 2017
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