Sandra C. Riemer

July 19, 1931April 14, 2018

RIEMER, Sandra – 86, died peacefully on April 14, 2018. Loving mother of Dr. Ira (Susan) Riemer, Dr. Ellen Riemer, Amy Trachtenberg, Grandmother of Rebecca (George), Devin, Britney and aunt to Caren.


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Sandra C. Riemer

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Steve Saines

April 15, 2018

Dear Ira & Sue, Rebecca & George, Devin, Ellen, Amy, Britney and Caren: We were sorry to hear about Sandy's death yesterday, April 14th. Although it was not unexpected, it is never easy to see a loved one go. Please know that we have been thinking about all of you (and Sandy) since were heard the news of her cancer diagnosis.

Sherri and I were on a movie date in Athens, OH when we got the news from Sue and Rebecca, via separate texts. We were watching a movie about Ruth Bader Ginsberg (called RBG). I bring this up because during the movie I was surprised to hear that RBG had undergone treatment for pancreatic cancer and survived. Of the people we've known who suffered from pancreatic cancer, RBG is the only person I've heard of who survived it. I’m sure the doctors in the family could tell us the reasons for this.

Regardless of the cause of Sandy's death, I know it must have been difficult to see her go. When I lost my mom a little more than 10 years ago, I mourned her departure months (even years) before she died. Sherri did the same thing with her dad. I assume you all were mourning her impending departure ever since the diagnosis. We hope and pray that your time of mourning will not be too sad or stressful. We also hope that the life you shared with her will help inform your future living in a positive way. We hope to be a part of that future living.


Steve and Sherri Saines
Your Machatunim