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Sandra Ann Rydel  

Sandra Ann Rydel

June 29, 1950 – September 6, 2017

Sandra Ann Rydel, age 67, of Bear, DE, passed away peacefully at home, while surrounded by her family, on Wednesday, September 6, 2017.

A native Delawarean, Sandra was born in Wilmington on June 29, 1950, and was the daughter of Stanley Paul Rydel and Julia K. (Stierle) Rydel. She began working in the banking industry at the age of 20, and was most recently employed as an assistant broker with Heritage Financial Consultants, LLC. Sandra proudly served her country as a member of the National Guard for 4 years.

In her leisure time, she enjoyed traveling, listening to music, and adored Broadway shows. Sandra loved the beach and spending time there. She held a special place in her heart for animals of all kinds, especially her faithful companions, Jenni and Taz. Above all else, Sandra was a beloved daughter, mother, sister, grandmother, and dear friend to many. She will be lovingly missed by all.

Sandra was preceded in death by her father, Stanley Paul Rydel. She is survived by her mother, Julia K. Rydel; daughters,Tiffany Faraone (Louie) of Bear and Michele Meadows (Albert) of Middletown; brother, Paul Stanley Rydel (Angela) of Newark; and grandchildren, Nicholas, Mason, Ally, Ashley, and Brooke.

A visitation for family and friends will be held from 2:00 pm until 3:00 pm on Saturday afternoon, September 16, 2017, at the Spicer-Mullikin Funeral Home, 1000 N. DuPont Parkway, New Castle, DE, where a funeral service will begin at 3:00 pm. Interment will be private.

In lieu of flowers, contributions in Sandra’s memory may be made to the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society, Delaware Chapter, 100 W. 10th Street, Ste 209, Wilmington, DE 19801 or to the Be the Match Foundation, 500 N 5th St., Minneapolis, MN 55401-1206 or to the Helen F. Graham Cancer Center, c/o Christiana Care, P.O. Box 1668, Wilmington, DE 19899.

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  1. Steven McBride (Ashlyn), September 8, 2017

    God just added one more angel up there. Rest In Peace ❤️

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  2. Ben Rydel, September 8, 2017

    So sorry to hear about Sandy, have great memories about growing up around hedgeville with Sandy and other two cousins Mickey and Joey . Condolences to Aunt Julie and cousin Paul and rest of family member
    Love Ben

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  3. Carmella April, September 9, 2017

    Aunt Jule, Paul, Michele, Tiffany and the rest of the family,
    our hearts just broke hearing the news that Sandy had passed away. please know you are in our hearts and prayers… we Love you all, Carmella, Keith, Kenny, Billy and Michael <3

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  4. Fran Rowland, September 10, 2017

    Dear Tiffany, mom mom and family,

    My heart is broken with the sad news of Sandy passing. I will forever remember our awesome trip to
    New York for our 10 year anniversary with our company. I will also hold dear to my heart when Sandy
    came to my house when I lost my precious Mascara. We sat and talked, cried and laughed for hours.
    So many years of so many memories. RIP my dear friend……..I will see you again someday!
    God must have needed another special angel…
    My Sincere Condolences, Fran Rowland

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  5. Louis Jankowski, September 10, 2017

    Does anyone know if this is the Sandy Rydel that went to St. Hedwig’s Elementary School? If it is, please let me know. She was my very first girlfriend since the First Grade and we dated through high school.

    What a sweet, sweet girl. We had the best times at the beach, the movies and both my proms.

    God bless her and her family.

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    • Tiffany Faraone, September 13, 2017

      Yes, my Mom, Sandy Rydel, attended St. Hedwig’s. Then left for a convent in NJ, and returned to St. Hedwig’s. She shared her memories and pics of you with us. Thank you for your kind words. ❤

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  6. Donna, September 11, 2017

    Dear Tiffany& Family,

    I feel so blessed to have gotten to know Sandy and call her my friend. Many hearts are broken with the news of her passing but I guess they needed another Angel up there. I will never forget the laughter and fun times we shared at work. She was truly a remarkable woman. The one thing I remember most about Sandy was the love she had for her family. RIP my Friend!

    My thoughts and prayers are with you all!

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  7. Nancy Strzalkowski, September 11, 2017

    Dear Mrs.Rydel, Paul and Angela and the Rydel family.
    I’m so very sorry to hear of your daughter, sister’s death. Our prayers and thoughts are with each of you.

    Deepest sympathies, Nancy and Wayne Strzalkowski

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  8. Darlene Faraone, September 16, 2017

    My heart breaks as you mourn the loss of your wonderful mom, daughter, and mother-in-law. I pray continuously that our Lord will grant you strength and peace while attending two details which are a necessary part of saying goodbye to a loved one. I pray also you will find time to mourn and think on Cherished Memories as this day unfolds and the coming days ahead. I love you dear ones you are family to me and always will be.

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  9. Stacy Yates, September 16, 2017

    Tif and Lou and the rest of the family,
    To know your mom for even a minute felt like I knew her forever. She was such a kind sole and so hospitable . Eddie, the kids and I are all praying for you to get through this trying time. Call me if you need anything!

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