Sandra Marie Capezio

May 17, 1965June 12, 2018

On June 12, 2018 Sandra Marie Capezio was unexpectedly called home to the Lord. She was the beloved wife of Thomas Capezio, loving daughter of Palmer Kane and Byrdie Geckle, dear sister of Vicki and Patrick Grossman, and aunt of Emily Grossman. Born on May 17, 1965, Sandra earned a Liberal Arts degree in Paralegal Studies from Harford Community College and a Bachelor’s Degree in English from Morgan State University. She worked as a receptionist for Army Lodging in Aberdeen for many years. For over 18 years she was a dedicated caretaker for her cherished grandfather Palmer Kane Sr., who lived to be 96. She was a faithful member of St. John’s Episcopal Church who loved her Lord with all her heart. Sandra was passionate about photography, whether it was taking and sharing her photos, admiring the photography of others, or encouraging budding photographers to grow their skills. As a talented photographer and enthusiastic member of Harford County Photography Club, her lifelong affection for nature and flowers afforded her many opportunities to share her photos with others. She aspired to teach the joys of photography to children someday. Because of her sweet and nurturing spirit, people meant a lot to her. Whether you were family, long time friends, or someone she met a few minutes ago Sandra had a genuine, nurturing way about her that made others feel special. Sandra had a light within her that people were drawn to. To her, strangers were merely friends she had not met yet, and she always had a kind word and a ready smile for everyone. She made friends everywhere she went; many were made through her fondness for history, antiques, and anything vintage or Victorian. She was proud to live in historic Havre de Grace where she got married at the historic Vandiver Inn, and where she enjoyed antiquing, attending historical lectures, and book discussions through the Harford County Library. She frequently walked the town’s promenade by the water or the Joe K Trail. Sandra’s lifelong affection for nature and flowers was evident. She and her husband recently became members of Longwood Gardens in Kennett Square, PA, and they frequented the gardens to revel in their splendid displays of blooms. She also had a profound affinity for butterflies (especially the Blue Morpho, which was her favorite color) and treasured time spent with her husband Thomas, holidays spent with her family, sharing her love of God, daytrips and dinners with friends, lighthouse tour excursions with her father, and learning. She loved books and was an avid reader, particularly Jane Austen and Charlotte Bronte. She enjoyed British television and Sherlock Holmes. She enjoyed long conversations over tea, and she was fond of sending thoughtful hand-written letters and cards. She was a light to others--Sandra went out of her way, always, to let them know that they were loved. Relatives and friends will gather at Schimunek Funeral Home, Inc. 9705 Belair Rd. Nottingham, MD 21236 on Thursday, June 21, 2018 from 5-9 pm. A funeral service will be held Friday, June 22, 2018 at 11 am at St. John’s Episcopal Church, 114 N. Union Ave. Havre de Grace, MD 21078. Interment will be at Druid Ridge Cemetery. Online condolences may be left at


  • Thomas Capezio, Husband
  • Byrdie Geckle, Mother
  • Palmer Kane, Father
  • Vicki Grossman & husband Patrick, Sister
  • Emily Grossman, Niece


  • Visitation Thursday, June 21, 2018
  • Funeral Service Friday, June 22, 2018
  • Burial Friday, June 22, 2018

Sandra Marie Capezio

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Shawn Schmidt

June 23, 2018

The world has lost a beautiful being. Although I know her soul endures. Thomas, my heart goes out to you now. But know that the love that you have shared also endures. I am so very sorry for your loss.

Dianne Croom

June 19, 2018

Dear Tom, I remember saying "Hi" to you and Sandra in Olive Garden when you were celebrating her birthday. I could tell from that brief meeting that you and Sandra had a warm and caring relationship. I am praying for you to receive comfort from our Lord Jesus.
Sincerely, Dianne

Edna Carrick

June 18, 2018

Sandy you are gonna be missed so much. I will miss getting all the postings on fb a few times a day. I rember when I met you thou Peggy. When I met you I know what kind of person you were. You were kind,thoughtful,considered to everyone,no matter how or what they had done in life. You were a teacher of many things and the world is gonna miss you. I know I will. My heart goes out to Thomas, he loves you so much as you him. You were taken to early from every one. But I know you will be the best Guardian Angel ever. You will be missed but will never be forgotten. R.I.P. Sandra Capezio

Irmgarde Brown

June 15, 2018

I am so so sorry that this day has come so unexpectedly. I pray for your family as they grieve your loss. You were a gentle soul, full of curiosity and always looking to learn new things. You had the courage to keep trying. You’ll be missed at the library as well as the Harford County Photography Group and the many other places in town where you shared your heart and time. Rest In Peace.

denise rigney

June 15, 2018

I have known Sandra for 34 yrs as my husband's cousin. I loved her the 1st time I met her. She welcomed me into the family and she always made me feel so special. Our children felt the same way about her when they were little .We all are going to miss her everyday. I will never meet such a sweet and lovely person as her. Sandra, we will all be together again some day and please send our love to Grandpop Kane and Grandmom Kane. Your a beautiful soul. xoxoxoxo

Kim Grimsley

June 15, 2018

You will be missed by everyone at the Havre de Grace Library. You are one of the kindest and sweetest people I have ever met.
Julie and Kim will miss you when the walking book group starts up again in September.
Rest in Peace,
Havre de Grace Library Staff

Teresa Gordon

June 15, 2018

I am sorry I didn't know you better. I will never forget seeing you with Tom and the love that radiated. It was beautiful to witness and to know how lucky you both were to have that special bond. May Tom find strength and comfort till you both meet again.

Donna Nichols

June 15, 2018

Miss Sandra,
You are a beautiful soul and one of the kindest people I have ever known. I will miss you coming to see us
at the Perryville Library and spreading your sweetness every day. I loved talking with you about the books
and movies that you were so passionate about. Lovely people like you don't come into our lives that often,
and you will be so very much missed.

Miss Donna Nichols
Perryville Branch Library

John Cutlip

June 14, 2018

The world has lost a kind, loving soul that lived in Gods light. Sandra Capezio, Fly High with your Heavenly Father. Thomas, my thoughts are with you during this difficult time. Know that she is walking in pure light and love now, patiently awaiting you to come to her in Gods time...

Cindy Campisi

June 14, 2018

I remember Sandy back when she was Sandy Kane. Went to school with her. She was a great friend and a very Godly woman. In 2016 she came to pay respects to my Dad. That meant the world to me. I will always love you . You will be missed.