Sandra Wise

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Of Suitland, MD, passed away on August 2, 2018, after a five-year battle with cancer. Sandy was born in New York on December 25, 1942 to the late John and Doris McAllister. She was a statistician for the United States Cense Bureau and an accountant for the Parkland Bowling Alley. Sandy enjoyed watching Jeopardy, ten-pin bowling, reading, and playing card games like Spades, Hearts, and Pitch. She is survived by her daughter, Lorri "Sissy" Short and her husband, Tony of Edgewater; two grandchildren, Forrest and Sailor Short; a sister, Wendy McAllister and her husband, Terry Halle of Baltimore; and her niece Kirsten Warnock and nephew Zack McAllister both of Baltimore. Funeral services are private. Online guestbook available at

Published in The Washington Post on Aug. 9, 2018