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Sarah Marie Andrews, 49 of Germantown, MD died peacefully Monday, November 5, 2018 at Johns Hopkins Hospital in Baltimore, MD with her mother and stepfather at her side. In recent years Sarah had battled and conquered Stage 3 Hodgkin's Lymphoma; 6.5 years ago she underwent a lung transplant. Recently she was diagnosed with Stage 4 stomach cancer which in the end took her life.

Born December 22, 1968 in Alexandria, VA, Sarah was the daughter of Patricia Hood and step daughter of Raymond Hood. She leaves behind her grandmother, Eldora Willford, Aunt Nancy (Bob) Giesige and Uncle Chuck (Linda) Willford as well as cousins Jennifer, Jill, Joshua and Jayson.

Sarah had been an editor since 2003 and opened Sundragon Editing in 2008. In her career she edited hundreds of papers, articles, book manuscripts, and other documents of diverse subjects and styles, both fiction and nonfiction. Her specific editorial interests included history, family histories, personal memoirs, and genre fiction.

She graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in ancient studies from University of Maryland Baltimore County and was a proud member of Phi Beta Kappa. Sarah was a member of both the Editorial Freelancers Association and the American Copyeditors Society and a Partner Member of the Alliance of Independent Authors. Under the pen name Roby Sweet, she was the author of a cozy mystery series and a blog about cats in history, mystery, and culture. In 2016 she started Cuddlywumps Publishing to publish her books and blog.

When not editing or writing, Sarah enjoyed bird watching, stamp collecting, genealogy, and visiting historic sites. An avid animal lover she leaves behind Webster, a cuddly kitty and Layla, a very protective yellow lab.

A memorial service for Sarah will be held in Germantown, MD on November 17, 2018. In lieu of flowers donations can be made in Sarah's name to the .
Published Online in The Frederick News-Post from Nov. 9 to Nov. 10, 2018
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