Sandra Titus
1945 - 2021
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October 17, 1945 – January 2, 2021 Sandra Avery Titus, of Sarasota, FL loving wife of Wayne Brown Titus, II for over 56 years and mother of five, joined the church triumphant on Saturday January 2, 2021 at the age of 75. Sandy, as she was known to all who loved her, was born on October 17, 1945 in Phillipsburg, New Jersey to the late Dr. S. Donald and Dorothy (Berger) Avery of Easton, PA. As a young lady in Easton, Pennsylvania, Sandy was an athlete. In her younger years, she was a competitive swimmer, a golf club champion and was on the bowling team. Later, she coached the country club swim team. She attended the Moravian Academy in Bethlehem, PA and the University Pennsylvania. Sandy was kind, compassionate, fiercely independent, humorous and, as her sister mentioned "a tickle in our heart." Not one to do anything the usual way, she was creative and thoughtful. Sandy was the chief executive of her home and kept a meticulous house. All this while raising five children, fostering two young children, playing host mother to two exchange students from Denmark, and welcoming many wayward young teenagers into her home. A strong and determined woman, Sandy received her "second wind" through a double lung transplant at Christmas time in 2011…. A total miracle. Sandy loved fishing, boating, grooming her poodles, entertaining, listening to antique music boxes and painting. But mostly, she loved being the matriarch of her family. Attending to all the needs of others before her own, she always said Vicks Vapor Rub could cure just about anything from the common cold, to a pimple, to a potential bruise. She never left home without it. Sandy is survived by her husband, Wayne, her five children, Wayne B. Titus, III, his wife Lisa (Kaiser) Titus and their children, Jessica Titus Harwell, her husband M. Wayne Harwell, Scott Avery Titus, his wife Kim (Painter) Titus, Lindsay Anne (Titus) McCormick and Cathryn Jane Titus. Sandy is also survived by her three siblings (Susan Cobb, Sally Avery, Scott Avery), eight grandchildren and eleven nieces and nephews. A memorial will be held later this spring when family can gather and rejoice in Sandy's life. In lieu of flowers, a donation to the Southeastern Guide Dogs would honor her memory. She loved dogs and loved attending the Guide Dog graduation ceremonies when people would graduate with their new life-long friend. Direct your donations to: Southeastern Guide Dogs, or mail directly to: Southeastern Guide Dogs, 4210 77th Street East, Palmetto, FL 34221. Additionally, Sandy would love it if you would consider giving the gift of life by being a registered organ donor.

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Published in Patriot-News from Jan. 6 to Jan. 10, 2021.
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January 26, 2021
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Ms. Sandy was a wonderful force. Her smile, wit, and wisdom lite up the room.
Just wish I could of tried some of the recipes she mentioned.
Blessed she and her Beloved Wayne walked into my world.
Lunchs were always a treat with the 2 of them.
My Prayers are always going to be with Ms. Sandy and her wonderful family.
God gave her wings to fly.
Till we see you again Lovely Lady.
January 13, 2021
Sandy was one of my earliest and best friends from elementary school through high school; we shared many fun times
Sincere condolences offered to her family at this sad time
I made a donation to Southeastern Guide Dogs and I am a registered organ donor.
Rest In Peace, Sandy
Jill Lagond Broscious
January 11, 2021
Always laughing, the hit of any event, astonishing every heart with her antics and graciousness as well as her specialties of all that she accomplished. She was loved, especially by me, and always tickled my heart to just watch such a captivating creature. Very precious and sorely missed.
Susan Cobb
January 11, 2021
To Wayne II and family:

I'm jumping in the way back machine here, but I remember Sandy from being employed at Titus Cadillac.

I remember her as always having a glowing smile and an even brighter heart. I remember that her presence made even Fred Richstein stand a little taller, as she easily commanded everyone's respect.

In the thick of raising young children and adults, she was always involved with charity events, sometimes several at a time, and made it all look so effortless.

The last time I spoke with Sandy, she called me to let it be known she wasn't thrilled with me for giving my boa constrictor to Wayne III. And even then, she was very sweet about it.

Often over the years I've thought of you, her, and your children. It saddened me to see this announcement.

I hope your collective loving and funny memories will guide you through this which surely will be a difficult time.

Warmest Regards,

Mandy Davis
January 10, 2021
On behalf of the WHS Class of 1963 our condolences to Sandy’s family during this time. Sandy was a fun loving classmate and friend. We are saddened to hear of her passing. RIP fellow Warrior.
Brenda VanNortwick
January 9, 2021
Aunt Sandy was a true gem. I have many cherished memories of her as a child and an adult, including her telling me that we would open a dog kennel and grooming shop together one day! I think I know where my love of animals came from. And sand dollars. Love you Aunt Sandy. Sending love to Uncle Wayne and all my cherished cousins. Xo
January 9, 2021
Aunt Sandy, we will continue love and think of you. We feel so much comfort knowing that you are at peace. You have taught us so much about love and life and strength and perseverance. Thank you for sharing all of your beautiful qualities with our family.

Vanessa, Scott, Scotty, and Evvy
Scott and Vanessa
January 8, 2021
I’m sorry for your loss. I remember your mother as a kind and lovely woman.
Carol Hoffman Smuck
January 8, 2021
My beloved sister. How much you will be missed by all that knew you. There are so many memories that will live on forever in our minds and hearts. I can’t imagine a day when you won’t be thought of. You lived a full life and had many admirers that recognized the exceptional job you did in all aspects of your life. You faced many challenges and overcame them all. I love you.
Scott avery
January 8, 2021
We have fond memories of Sandy and the Titus family when we were neighbors in Hanover. Sandy was always kind and caring to our children, Carol and David. Our sympathies go out to the Titus family and we pray for God’s blessings and comfort to be with all of you.
Jean and Jack Hoffman
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