Alexis Wanamaker

July 7, 1944November 17, 2020

Alexis A. Wanamaker 76 (nee Sangster) of Cedar Run NJ and formerly of Millburn NJ passed away on Tuesday, November 17, 2020 with her family by her side. Alexis was born on July 7, 1944 and raised in Millburn, NJ. Her loving parents Robert and Margaret (nee Zelinski) Sangster predeceased her.

Loving wife of 54 years to James J. Wanamaker, devoted mother of James R. Wanamaker, Jeffrey D. Wanamaker, and his wife Tracy R. Wanamaker and the best Grammie to Kathryn Alexis and Addison Grace who she loved bunches. Her cherished sisters-in-law and brothers-in-law Catherine Marsh and her late husband David Marsh, Mary and Colin MacIntyre, and Anne and Keith Maher also survive Alexis. She was a beloved aunt, cousin and friend to many. Sister to Robert Sangster of California,

Alexis loved to garden and plant flowers from spring to fall; she cared for many pets, ducklings, ducks, turtles, and other wild animals her entire life. She loved reading books, feeding her ducks, being with family especially on Christmas, doing jigsaw puzzles, going to the beach, crabbing, donating to worthy causes, cooking and baking especially with her granddaughters.

Alexis worked for the Millburn Township public schools before retiring and moving to Cedar Run. She was a disappointed New York JETS fan and was always yelling in the stands or at the TV like the rest of her family. Alexis was the best wife, mom, Grammie, aunt and friend anyone could ever ask for, she will be deeply missed by everyone who knew her.

Services are private and the family will have a memorial in the spring or summer of 2021.

In lieu of flowers, please consider making a donation in her memory to:

Stafford Township EMS 365 E Bay Ave, Manahawkin, NJ 08050

Or Friends of Southern Ocean County Animal Shelter 219 Stafford Park Blvd, Stafford Township, NJ 08050

Everyone who knew Alexis knew of her love for gardening; please plant a flower for Alexis in the Spring.

To leave online condolences and fond memories for the Wanamaker family, please visit The Thos L. Shinn Funeral Home, 10 Hilliard Dr., Manahawkin, NJ was entrusted with the arrangements.



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Gayle Duym

November 23, 2020

Lexi and I have been friends from Millburn since I was 11 years old. We both worked at the Board of Ed in Millburn for many years. We stayed in touch with phone calls after she and Jim moved to the shore. We never missed each others Birthdays for all those years.
Lexi may you rest in peace, I will always be thinking of you.

Gayle Duym

November 23, 2020

I knew Lexi for a very long time, I met her at age 11. I worked with her at the Board of Ed for many years. She was a good friend and we talked on and off after she and Jim moved to the shore. May she rest in peace and I will always miss you.

Lynn Bakiares

November 21, 2020

I have so many wonderful memories of Lexy but the quality that always stood out most was her smile, robust laughter and love of nature, especially for dogs, cats and ducks. My deepest condolences to the family on her loss.

Jim & Jackie Bate

November 20, 2020

Lex & Jim were our neighbors in Cedar Run for 11 years. Lex & I also worked together for Millburn Twp schools until she retired. She was a very good friend, may she Rest In Peace and condolences to the family from the entire Bate Family.

Dana Struyk

November 20, 2020

My very dearest cousin, Lexi.
My mother called you the gem of our family. You truly were a true gem.
Thank you for sharing your beautiful family and loving mine.
I have so many wonderful memories and times we spent together and our chats. I will truly miss them as I will miss you. πŸ’”.
Rest In Peace my dearest cousin, Lexi πŸ™πŸ™πŸ™πŸ™πŸ™πŸ™πŸ™πŸ™πŸ™βœοΈβœοΈβœοΈβœοΈβœοΈβœοΈ
Love you forever.

Nancy Fitzgibbon

November 19, 2020

Lexi is my cousin, and although we did not get to see each other often she was such a special person and will always have a place in my heart. Heaven gained another angel and I pray the memories her friends and family have with her will give them great comfort over the next couple of months and years. Love You, Nancy Rupe Fitzgibbon

Patrick Faenza

November 18, 2020

I was blessed to have Alexis in my life. She accepted me in her house and family throughout my life from a child to an adult with my own family. Her warmth, generosity and creativity made you feel at home and welcome no longer how long the years had passed in between our last time together. My condolences to Jim, the boys Jeffrey and Jim, and the rest the family.

Jennifer Rementer’s

November 18, 2020

Lexi was a BEAUTIFUL kind woman! She always treated me like a daughter! We had so much FUN playing cards and laughing! She was a wonderful mother, and AMAZING wife, and the kindest friend! She always made me smile! And made me feel comfortable like I was one of the family! A BEAUTIFUL soul inside and out! Love lives forever as do memories!She has the warmest place in my heart! Rest peacefully! Until we meet again! Get those cards ready!

Marie Jordan

November 18, 2020

When I first met Lexi was in 7 grade. We became instant friends. We had so much in common. Through the years we shared much laughter and silliness.Frank and I introduced Lexi to Jim and they became instant lovebirds. They complimented one another. Frank and Jim are best friends from West Orang, NJ. We went on many double dates together. Lexi was beautiful inside and out. She would radiate kindness, love, generosity towards others. She loved her garden and grew many beautiful flowers. My condolences to you Jim and your beautiful family. Rest In Peace my dear friend. Until we meet again.

Kathryn Gaume

November 18, 2020

Alexis was a good person to everyone and a good friend. She was a wonderful mother in law to my daughter Tracy and great friend to Jerry and I and Kristin and Paul. We had some fun times together. She will be greatly missed. She is loved by all of us and our granddaughters together Kathryn and Addison love her dearly.


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