Sandra L. Joseph
September 4, 1938 – January 7, 2021
Sandra Lee Joseph (née Curtis), age 81, of Lansing, Michigan passed away peacefully on January 7, 2021, after a long fight with Alzheimer’s Disease. Sandy, as she was known by family and friends, was born in Indianapolis, Indiana and married Michael Thomas Joseph on March 31, 1960. After retiring from the State of Michigan Department of Social Services, Sandy continued to teach piano lessons as she had done for many years until her health made it impossible. She was a lifelong pianist who also played the cello and for many years, she was the organist for her church. Sandy was an active member of the Lansing Matinee Musicale and Michigan Federation of Music Clubs for more than 25 years. She enjoyed organizing and volunteering at the Capital Area Music Festival each year. Sandy is preceded in death by her husband, Michael; daughter, Rachelle; parents, Ora and Mary; and sister, Phyllis. She is survived by her son, Mark (Sue) Joseph; daughter, Karen (Kwame) Johnson; six grandchildren; six great grandchildren; sisters, Joyce and Sharon; and brother, Ralph. No services will be held at this time. For those wishing to do so, donations can be made to the Alzheimer’s Association.
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Sandra L. Joseph
January 16, 2021
Sandy was a longtime member of the Capital Area Music Teachers Association, and I appreciated sharing our common interest in teaching young people the art of music through the piano. Sandy had a calm, friendly manner which would have communicated well with her work with students, one-on-one. I speak for many fellow members of CAMTA in remembering and appreciating her life.
January 14, 2021
Sandra was my sister and my friend. I know she is in heaven, yelling at the children there, "Curl those fingers! Sit up straight! Practice! Practice! Practice!" I hope they have slots in heaven. We loved going to the casinos. My condolences to her children and grandchildren. They lost a love of their life, twice over within a month. In her younger days, my sister was a ballerina. She loved it. I am so proud of her. You did good sis. RIP
January 12, 2021
Sandy was a piano teacher and active member of Lansing Matinee Musicale for 28 years. I thank her for organizing the Federation Festival for about 10 years. Thank you, to her family who helped her with the Festival, especially her daughter and grandson, and brother whom I met. Sandy was also, LMM president 2006-2008 and she brought back having Study Clubs which became Music Out-Reach for the organization. I extend my sympathy to the whole family on her death. I pray she is at peace in heaven with her other family members.