Sandra L. Brown of Marcus Drive, Kirkville, passed away at St. Joseph’s Hospital on December 18, 2021.
Sandra was born in 1944 to the late Stephen and Arlene Kohut. In 1960, she ran away to Maryland to marry David J. Brown. They returned to Syracuse and later secured her parent’s blessing. Her and David were foster parents in the early part of their marriage. For many years, she was a school bus driver at the Jamesville-DeWitt School District. In her retirement; she volunteered as a counselor at New Hope Family Services. She was a member of Life Church and enjoyed spending time with her children and grandchildren.
Sandra is survived by her children, Denise (Todd Way) Hoag, Michele (Steven) Melvin and, Scott (Kelley) Brown; a sister,Sally VanFossen; nine grandchildren; six great grandchildren;son-in-law, Frank (Hilary) Usiatynski; several nieces and nephews; and her furry friend, Miss Kitty. She was predeceased by her loving husband, David; daughter, Jill Brown Usiatynski; and sister, Marlene Duprey.
Friends and relatives may call at Delaney Greabell AdydanFuneral Home, 241 Kinne Street, East Syracuse from 5-7 pm on Wednesday, December 22. A funeral service will be held at 10 am on Thursday at the funeral home. Burial will follow at Greenlawn Cemetery, Warners.
Memorial Contributions may be made to New Hope Family Services, 3519 James Street Syracuse, NY 13206.