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Sandra “Sandy” Sherman Malinowski

October 23, 1939 - April 13, 2021

Sandra “Sandy” Sherman Malinowski, age 81, passed away unexpectedly on Tuesday, April 13, 2021, at home. Born on October 23, 1939 to Paul and Margaret (Tina) Sherman, she is survived by her loving husband, Robert J. Malinowski, Sr., with whom she shared 62 years of marriage. Also surviving are her four children, Andrea, Robert Jr. (Madonna), Beth (Dee), and Charles; seven grandchildren, Caitlin, Robert III, Julie, Alex, Sam, Casey, and John; two great-granddaughters, Eleanor and Noor (on the way); brother, James Sherman (Claire); many cousins, nieces and nephews; her beloved constant 4-legged companion, Ginny, and Ginny’s friend, Chance. Sandy loved unconditionally her family, children, animals, Delaware City, and flowers.

Sandy worked as a pediatric RN for many years at The Delaware Division of the Medical Center of Delaware (now Christiana Care); The Terry Center; and NCC Vo-Tech School District. She stayed in touch with her nurse friends and continued to have Beach Day with them every summer and a holiday gathering every winter.

Sandra was educated in Delaware schools and graduated from William Penn High School in 1957; received her LPN in the 70’s; she earned her Registered Nursing Degree from Delaware Tech in 1981, followed by a Psychiatric nurse certification.

Active in her church and in her community, Sandy sang in the choir for 25 years at Christ Episcopal Church and participated in organizing their annual yard sale. She was a long-time chairperson for Delaware City’s Tree Committee and lobbied hard to have playground equipment installed for the town’s children.

A visitation for family and friends will be held on from 10 am until 11:30 am on Tuesday, April 20, 2021, at Christ Episcopal Church, 222 Clinton Street, Delaware City, DE. Face masks will be required for all in attendance. Service and interment will be held privately. 

Flowers are welcomed in acknowledgement of Sandy’s love for them.


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19 Condolences for Sandra “Sandy” Sherman Malinowski

  • So sorry to hear about Sandy. She was a great person to be around and kept us smiling at Terry Center.
    Deepest Sympathy and prayers to her husband and Family.

  • Prayers sent to her family and friends she will be missed dearly

  • So sad today reading you have passed. We were friends for many years, your family accepted me as one of theirs and I always felt welcomed. No words can express my feelings today except it was fun having you as my best friend 74 years.

  • Bob and Family, I was so sorry to hear about the passing of Sandy. Delaware City has loss a great advocate and friend. My thoughts, prayers and positive thoughts are coming your way.

  • Send condolences to the family God bless you Sandy you were a great neighbor when you lived in charge of Jefferson farms I always remember your flower tips. Your old neighbor the LOGAN FAMILY

  • Sending hugs and prayers to all..Sandy was amazing person…kind..gentle and a friend to everyone…

  • Our deepest Sympathy to the Family on the Loss of Sandy. Bill and Maureen Murphy

  • I send a prayer for her and the family I know she will be miss,She was a wonderful person ❤️🙏🙏 RIP Sandy

  • She will missed by all who loved her

  • Robert Jr.,so sorry for your lost.
    John 3:16

  • Bob, my deepest condolences to you and your family. I will miss Sandy and I, over the fence conversations and flower chit chats. It seemed like just yesterday she showed me her tulips. I am so sorry for your loss. May God bless you and keep you. Carrie

  • My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family

  • I was so sad to hear of Sandy’s passing. I had the honor to work with Sandy in the Pediatric department at Christiana Hospital in the late 1980’s. I will always remember her kindness and her great sense of humor. Sandy will be remembered fondly. Prayers and my deepest sympathy to your family.

    Anne Costello

  • So sorry for your loss 🙏 to family
    beautiful video 💐

  • Sleep in gods arms Sandy, it was truly a pleasure and an honor knowing you. 💐

  • So sorry for your loss. Sandy was such a nice woman and enjoyed working with her at Terry Center!

  • Bobby and Family, I was out of town all last week but I want you to know that I was shocked to hear about Sandy. We went to school, played sports, and were part of the Class of 1957. We always had a few laughs together over the years. My last name was Hutton. You are in my prayers and I hope everyone has good memories to fall back on at times when all of you are so sad.

  • Charlie, so sorry to hear about your moms passing! My thoughts are with you and your entire family!

  • So sad to hear about Sandy’s passing. She was such a great person and fun to work with at Terry Center. My thoughts and prayers are with her family at this difficult time. RIP Sandy.