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Sandra Lynn Gentile Gillilan

January 7, 1949 ~ January 16, 2024 (age 75) 75 Years Old
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Sandra Gentile Gillilan Obituary

Sandra Lynn Gentile Gillilan, born Sandra Lynn Dunfee on January 7, 1949, passed away on January 16, 2024 of natural causes at the age of 75.

 She was born to the late George and Edna Mae Dunfee. 

Sandy is survived by her 2 children, Anita and Eric, 6 grandchildren- Avi, Elana, Mazal, David, Aizik and Sofia and1 great grandchild- Mattityahu as well as 3 siblings, Tom, Gary, and Pam, nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends. Sandy, the 4th out of 6 children, grew up in a loving home in Elyria, OH and graduated from Marion H. Steele High School in Amherst, OH in 1967. 

Sandy married Jeffrey Gentile and moved to Columbus to start a family and raise their 2 children. After Jeffrey's untimely passing, Sandy remarried the late John Gillilan. Sandy loved her work, working for the past 40 years as the Comptroller for World of Travel. She was respected, trusted and loved by her colleagues. Sandy was an avid reader and an experienced world traveler- she always had a suitcase packed and ready at a moment's notice if a friend, co-worker, or family member needed a travel companion on a trip. Sandy loved shopping, she liked knitting, crocheting and embroidering. She loved to gather with her loved ones during the holidays (with her house always decorated for every season!), enjoying good food and playing games. Sandy was a loving, caring and generous daughter, mother, wife, stepmother, grandmother, aunt, sister and friend. Sandy had a strong belief and faith in God, she read the bible daily and gave generously to many various charity organizations. We will miss you Sandy!! We'll continue to play Yahtzee among us and try to get to your "Wall of Fame"! Love you! 

Visitation will be held Sunday, January 21 from 4 to 6 pm at O. R. Woodyard Northwest, 2990 Bethel Rd. Columbus, Ohio. 

Additionally visitation will be held Monday, January 22 from 11:30 am until time of funeral service at 1 pm at Hempel Funeral Home 373 Cleveland Ave, Amherst, OH 44001. Interment to follow st St. Joseph Cemetery, Amherst.

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