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Sandra J. (White) Dwyer  

Sandra J. (White) Dwyer

June 16, 1945 – September 12, 2015

Sandra J. (White) Dwyer, known fondly as “Sandy,” age 70, of New Castle, DE, passed away peacefully on Saturday, September 12, 2015.

Sandy was born in Ridley Park, PA on June 16, 1945, and was a daughter of the late Adolphus White and Jeanette (Johnston) White. She made her career with the State of Delaware where she worked as an insurance investigator and retired after many years of dedicated service.

Active in her community, Sandy served as past vice president on the board of the Colonial School District, as past president for the Colonial School Bus Union and as the president of the William Penn High School Football Boosters. A gifted seamstress, she shared her passion with others by working as a sewing instructor at JoAnne’s Fabrics for many years. Sandy adored the beach and loved spending time there with family and friends. Above all else, she was a loving and devoted mother, sister, grandmother and aunt and will be dearly missed by all.

She is survived by her children, Francis Dwyer (Andrea) and Krissy Showacre (James); brothers, Rodger, David, Warren and Richard White; sisters, Susie Fachet and Margaret Pitts; grandchildren, Samantha and Rebecca Dwyer and Jimmy Showacre; and nieces, Jessica and Brittany Zaruba.

A funeral service will be held at 6:30 pm on Thursday evening, September 17, 2015, at the Spicer-Mullikin Funeral Home, 1000 N. DuPont Parkway, New Castle, DE, where friends and family may visit from 5 pm until 6:30 pm. Interment will be private.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions in Sandy’s name may be made to the American Cancer Society, 92 Read’s Way, Ste. 205, New Castle, DE 19720.

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  1. Krissy, September 14, 2015

    I miss you mom!

  2. Debbie Dutton, September 14, 2015

    Sandy I will miss you very much, you were a blessing to everyone around you. Praying for your family to get through this time of sorrow

  3. Erica white, September 14, 2015

    So sorry for your loss Krissy. She will be greatly missed!

  4. Brandi Patterson, September 14, 2015

    Krissy and Fran I’m so very sorry for your loss. Hugs to you both. Your mom will be remembered by so many and for so many different reasons.. she was a great woman.. our prayers to you all.

  5. Gayle Monroe, September 14, 2015

    RIP my friend! I sure will miss you. Work wont be the same without you there. Ill miss our talks and laughs. Thank you for every pair of jammie pants,quilt,tea towels and every other thing you have made me. I truly will miss you. Big hugs to heaven for you!

  6. Joy McNally, September 14, 2015

    I will miss you Sandy.

  7. James Cephas, September 14, 2015

    So sorry for your loss brother,your mother was a mother to us all….You and your family has my deepest condolences

  8. Tina Miller, September 14, 2015

    Sandy taught me many things and was a good friend. I’m thankful for her influence and that she is now free of pain and struggle living in eternity with our creator. For the family I wish you continuous smiles when you think of Sandy and hope great memories out weigh your pain.

  9. Leo Magee, September 14, 2015

    It was an Honor to serve with Sandy on the Colonial School Board, one of the finest persons I’ve had the pleasure of knowing.

  10. Patricia Conley, September 14, 2015

    Sandy You will be missed by so many. You mentored a lot of us and guided us thru some interesting events. You reached out and mothered us when we all needed it and always had a kind word. I will miss you and your wonderful laugh as sense of humor. I know you’ll be in heaven showing other angels how to sew straight blocks and put backs on quilts If U see a patchwork angel flung around I’ll know it is you!

  11. Richard Farmer, September 15, 2015

    To Krissy and Fran: We are so sorry for the loss of your Mom. We all have such a great history together over the years at George Read and William Penn with you two and Sandy. She was such an amazing woman and such a great supporter of you both (and of us as well). We mourn her loss with you and the rest of the family. We are so sorry we cannot attend her service and actually will be on the way to DE that evening. Please be assured, that you all are in our thoughts and prayers. We love you.

  12. Amber (Long) Evans, September 15, 2015

    Krissy & Fran
    I am so sorry for the loss if your mom. She was a wonderful women, completely dedicated to her family and friends. I will always remember her this way, with a kind, genuine smile and sweet words for all she knew. It was such a privilege that God united our families so long ago. my heart goes out to you and your children. find peace knowing you will be together again in Glory.

  13. Lisa McHenry (Ellingsworth), September 15, 2015

    Ever since I was born, you were a part of my life. I grew up with your children, we were always at their birthday parties and played at the park for hours… I grew older and had children of my own…you were at every baby shower (spoiling me with all your beautiful handmade gifts). My heart hurts that you are gone and I will always love you. I am so lucky to have you in my life for 44 years.

  14. Vivian McDonald, September 15, 2015

    She will be greatly missed. She was such a kind person and was so patient. She taught me how to sew at Joanne’s and nothing was too much trouble for Sandy. She often spoke about you, Krissy and was always excited when you guys would go to the beach. That was her favorite time. She was proud of you and Fran and her grandkids. May she rest and peace. May you all have happy memories of her to help you heal. You know she is in a good place.

  15. Sandy (Treasure Beach), September 15, 2015

    I am so sorry for your loss. Keeping you and your family in my thoughts and prayers.

  16. Mary Veazey-Callaway, September 15, 2015

    My sincere condolences to Sandy’s family. I was her neighbor for several years when our children were small.

    Sandy, you were a good hearted soul…..


  17. Maritza Benitez, September 15, 2015


    I am sorry to hear about the passing of your mom… I know how close you were to her, sending prayers and hugs to you and your family

    Maritza and Carlos

  18. MarySue Fachet, September 16, 2015

    Franny & Krissy, I am so sorry for your loss. She was a selfless person who truly loved everyone. She is very dearly missed. I love you, Aunt Sandy!

  19. Mr. & Mrs. Michael Vining, September 17, 2015

    Fran/Andrea, So sorry to hear of your mother’s passing. We will keep you and your family in our thoughts and prayers.

  20. The Rose's, September 17, 2015

    Keeping you all in our thoughts and prayers. Rest in peace

  21. Gabriella Collins, September 17, 2015

    Sandy I will miss you! You were such a wonderful person and touched so many lives! Rest in peace my friend! I will keep you and your family in my prayers!!!

  22. Charlotte and Mike Lewis, September 17, 2015


    May the memories you and your family created with your mom bring you comfort and peace during this time. Your mom a kind spirit that always face of her time and talent. She will always be with you on your heart.
    Hugs to you my friend……. ❤️

  23. Jasmine Willis, September 19, 2015

    To the family of Ms Dwyer,
    I got to know Sandra briefly during her stay at New Castle HRC for rehabilitation, as I was one of her therapists. She was a very sweet and kind woman. I wish to extend you my deepest condolences, and pray that you may receive peace from the “God of all comfort” during this difficult time. – 2 Corninthians 1:3


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