Beloved by her family and friends, Sandra "Sandy" Scholz died at age 72 on Saturday, February 22, 2014, attended by family members at her home in Escondido, CA, after a long battle with lung cancer. She was under the competent and compassionate care of The Elizabeth Hospice.
In the early 1970's, Sandy moved to San Diego and later continued working with children for 26 years at the Poway Unified School District's Meadowbrook, Black Mountain, and Bernardo Heights schools. She ran the first computer lab for middle school students as a classified employee at Bernardo Heights school and followed the computer revolution until her retirement in 2003.
We will celebrate Sandy's life on Monday, March 17, 2014, with a memorial service at the Rancho Bernardo Community Presbyterian Church at 17010 Pomerado Rd., San Diego, CA 92128. The service will begin at 11 a. m. and a reception will follow. Hawaiian attire would be appropriate due to Sandy's special love of the islands. The Neptune Society of San Diego is providing cremation services.
In lieu of flowers, the family suggests that donations be made to one of Sandy's favorite charities, the St. Baldrick's Foundation, a non-profit 501(c)3 organization providing research and clinical trial funds for the treatment of childhood cancer patients. Sandy's interest and support of this charity was sparked by her granddaughter Jordan's fight with and long-term survival of a rare form of childhood cancer since age two, and Jordan's mother Angela's active participation in St. Baldrick's as a volunteer fundraiser. To donate, go to http://www.stbaldricks.org/participants/mypage/667089/2014.