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Walter B. Cooke Funeral Home

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OBITUARY

Michele SANDLASS

August 6, 1948February 13, 2020

Michele SANDLASS was born on August 6, 1948 and passed away on February 13, 2020.

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Dick Roderick

February 23, 2020

Michele was a fellow St Bernadette's classmate, a neighbor in Woodmoor, a fellow debater in the Catholic Forensic League - but mostly a charming and beautiful young lady. We dated and went to my Senior Prom, then went separate ways in college.
I was able to re-connect about 4-5 years ago, and spent a long lunch with her across from her East Side apartment. Her health had failed her, but her spirit was fabulous.
And yes, she loved her Editor days at Glamour - that's what she most enjoyed talking about.......that and the connections that her Russian fluency brought to her.
A smart and lovely person - that was Michele!

Chris Reidy Corcoran

February 20, 2020

I was fortunate to work with Michele at Glamour magazine in the early 70s when I was a copywriter. She encouraged me to write some of the beauty copy on her pages. I have fond memories of Michele’s party when she was promoted to Beauty Editor. It was on Glamour’s 10th floor – picture lipstick red walls, dimmed lighting, trays of delicious hors d'oeuvres from the Conde Nast Caterers, and soft Beatles music wafting through the air to the lyrics of “Michele, ma belle, these are the words that go together well, My Michele.” It was a prosperous time in the publishing world. Michele was a wonderful mentor, and eventually I became an assistant beauty editor in her department. We enjoyed the trips, the parties, the elaborate new product introductions, lovely lunches at famous restaurants, and many working lunches around the corner at Chauncey’s. Michele was a bright light: smart, an avid history buff, a good conversationalist and a wonderful listener. I will miss her sorely.

Lory Konen

February 19, 2020

The Immaculata Girls have lost a treasured friend and memories of so long ago but we now have a special angel watching over us.Michele was a true leader for us.. always smiling...always watching over us.Rest dear friend until we meet again.

Judy Cummins

February 18, 2020

Michele and I were in many classes together at Immaculata and I always admired her calm, peaceful demeanor, her easy laugh, and her wisdom beyond her years! She was a role model for all of us.

Gaele Fanning Degross

February 17, 2020

I too am one of the lucky ones who got Michelle as my friend when we went to Immaculata together. I envied her penmanship (absolutely beautiful), her knowing to take Russian as her foreign language, and an absolute gracious kind nature. She was a true leader who helped everyone with great compassion and care. Her passing is a great loss to everyone whose lives she touched.

With many fond memories.
Gaele Degross

Molly Flynn Kratt

February 17, 2020

I attended Immaculata with Michele.
She was loved & admired by all who knew her. I remember her winning smile & kind nature. And she always laughed at my silly jokes!!
Prayers of peace & comfort continue for her family!!

MaryBeth Strassel

February 17, 2020

I was a high school friend of Michele's, a fellow honors section classmate, so we had most classes together. She was bright, curious, hard-working, independent, and most of all--admired and loved by everyone.

Always a leader, she was a student council president--beloved by the students and the administration like. She initiated a surprise school-wide Foundation Day celebration that honored the nuns, and they were taken aback, really pleased. I remember the song "Hello Sisters" to the tune of "Hello Dolly." Did she write it? I can't remember but she organize the innovative day-long celebration.

If there is anything such as an elegant teen, Michele was that. She laughed easily but I don't remember her every making an unkind comment about anyone. It seemed easy for her talk with anyone new.

I loved catching up with her before our 50th reunion in 2016 and felt truly sad that she didn't feel she had the strength to join us. I know her last years were very different than the years we Immaculata girls knew Michele--so sad, and such a loss of a woman with so much potential.

I have the very fondest memories of Michele and along with all of us who treasured knowing her in the 1960s, can only express profound sadness at her passing.

Kitty Colbert

February 17, 2020

Michele was my rock in high school. With the death of my parents, her house was my second home. My daughter, Anne-Michele is named after her. Although we parted ways several years ago, I always wished that we could reconnect again in the future. Sadly that never came to be... She was a brilliant and talented woman..
May she rest in peace.