Wilder Funeral Home

4890 South Suncoast Blvd, Homosassa, FL


Sandra J. GREENE

26 May , 19354 August , 2019

Sandra J. (Curtiss) Fate-Ailiff-Greene May 26, 1935 to August 4, 2019

Sandy, 84 of Beverly Hills FL. peacefully went to dance with the angels on Sunday August 4th, 2019 at Vitas Healthcare in Lecanto, FL. surrounded by her children as they lovingly held her hands. She was born May 26th, 1935 in Ravenna, Ohio to Glenn Curtiss and Irene (Cowell) Curtiss. A 1954 graduate of Akron North High School. Sandy resided on North Hill in Akron and was employed with Dewitt Motors from 1959-1980. She served three elected terms as the Secretary of the North Akron Board of Trade. Sandy spent many nights cheering on her boys as they played Hot Stove baseball at Samis Park, or under the bright lights to watch them battle it out on a football field. She loved watching her daughters flourish with Dance, Music, Modeling, Baton Twirling, and Cheerleading. She was always her children's' BIGGEST Fan. She moved out to the country in Atwater, Ohio in 1980, with the love of gardening and wide open spaces for her children to grow. Sandy was a member of the Atwater United Methodist Church. She was the Human Resources Administrative Assistant at East Manufacturing in Randolph, Ohio from 1981 to her retirement in 1996. After retirement and her children were grown, Sandy moved to Florida. Over the next few years she would finally have a chance to take time for herself and learn to dance. She was an absolutely, amazing dancer and would gracefully excel in numerous competitions with Ballroom dancing; a love she has dreamed of since she was a little girl. Although she retired in 1996, Sandy felt she still had so much more to give to others. She would return to work full-time in New Port Richey Florida at the Associated Marine Institutes as the Operations Secretary from 2002 and would retire again in 2011. During this time Sandy built so many rewarding relationships and was recognized for so many outstanding achievement awards. She truly made her children proud. Her greatest accomplishments were her children; Kandy Mullins, Diane (Mike) Toney, Mark Ailiff, Bret (Christine) Ailiff, Susie (John) Siegferth, Kim (Chris) Baxter, Roger (Pam) Ailiff, David (Gloria) Ailiff and The late Theresa (Everette Sr.) Burton. Adored by her 24 Grandchildren, and 10 Great Grandchildren. She was a wealth of information, sharing family history and teaching them new things about the world around them; especially her love for ice cream. She was one proud Grandma and they were the sparkle that shined in her eye. Special tribute to her dear nieces, Vicki Curtiss Fernandez and Glenna Curtiss Cortinas, whom she loved as her own. Life Long friends Marilyn Turner, and the late Cathy Stenger who were dear to her heart for many years. Preceded in death by her ex-husbands Harry Fate, Elmer O'Dell Ailiff and her husband Richard Greene. She will be truly missed by her fur-babies, Sir Charles "Chaz" and Gracie Verde whom she loved so much. They were her world, so loyal and true. A special thank you from her children to all her doctors and nurses for their loving care, especially Dr. Shiv K. Aggarwal of New Port Richey Fl., Dr. Oliver Sevilla of Citrus Pulmonary Consultants, and the extraordinary staff at Vitas Healthcare in Lecanto, Fl. A private service was held with only her children present, as per Sandy's wishes, on August 5, 2019 at Wilder Funeral Home in Homosassa, FL. Cremation has taken place. "Mom, Our love for you is endless and we will hold the memory of you within our hearts, forever."


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Sandra J. GREENE

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Mark Ailiff

11 August 2019

Mom was always there when we needed her the most. She was the glue that held our family together. The last year and nine months were probably the hardest and the most memorable. I was her cane and proudly walked with her to all her errands. She was too free-spirited to stop and let someone else do it. She hated to let others do for her what she could do for herself. At every Dr appt. She had I always tried to bring humor into our outing. It always made the medicine per say go down a little easier. Some times we would laugh until we cried. That is how we got through some of the hardest times. I learned a lot about her childhood to where she was never allowed to do or go anywhere. Grandma never said I love you or gave her any kind of aproval. Her mom told her once, That she would be a terrible mother and that she should never have kids. I for one, Am glad she never listened to Grandma. She always told us kids how much she loved us and taught us how to love. Her dad was her idol. He loved mom and mom loved her daddy. Grandpa saw her dance one day and told her she was going to dance like an angel. He was right. Ive never seen anyone dance with so much heart and grace as mom did. Now she is an Angel and I cant wait to see her dance in Heaven. I Love You Mom R.I.P. .
Your Son,

Michael Hiles

7 August 2019

I had the pleasure of working with Ms. Sandy for several years about a decade ago at the New Port Richey Marine Institute. She and I would communicate from time to time on Facebook ever since. Ms. Sandy was always a joy for me to be around because what you saw was what you got. She was not afraid to tell you what she thought and if you took the time to listen you might just learn something of value. She was honest, sincere and had a heart of gold. I will miss you Ms. Sandy in this world but look forward to our conversations in the next.

Claudia Olsen

7 August 2019

Sandi was one of those women who walks into your life, to inspire and grant you wisdom.
When you looked into her clear blue eyes you became captivated by her knowledge.
She loved her fur Babies Chaz and Gracie, who brought her so much joy.
It was my honor to have her in my life. I will miss her sweet face and enchanting spirit.
Condolences to her Family who she adored.