Sandra Jean Schear

January 2, 1943November 8, 2021

Sandra Jean Schear (nee Kumlander), a resident of The Villages, Florida for over 8 years, formerly of Rocky Mount, North Carolina and North Tonawanda, New York, died on November 8, 2021, surrounded by her husband and sons at Shands Heart and Vascular Hospital in Gainesville, Florida.

Sandy was born on January 2, 1943, in Buffalo, NY. She was the daughter of the late Eric and Loraine Kumlander. Left to cherish her memory is her husband of 56 years, Norman Schear and sons, Richard of Raleigh, NC and Michael (Cheryl) of Charlotte, NC. Also, her loving grandsons: Bradley, Hayden, Brayden and Nolan.

Sandy graduated from North Tonawanda Senior High School in 1961 and began her career working as a secretary for Chevy Buffalo. On May 29, 1965 she married the love of her Life and began building their life together in North Tonawanda, New York. Leaving her job in 1971 to raise her sons, she returned to work in 1981 for North Tonawanda Public Schools as a clerk-typist, working in various schools for almost 17 years.

In 1998, Sandy and Norm moved to Rocky Mount, North Carolina to be closer to their sons. Sandy became a grandmother four times, spending time with her family, traveling and working at Wincare until retiring and moving to The Villages, Florida in 2013.

The Family will receive visitors at their house in the Village of Woodbury on Friday, November 12th from 1p -4p. A Celebration of Sandy’s life will be held in Rocky Mount, NC (January 2022) and North Tonawanda, NY (July 2022). Final interment, Florida National Cemetery in Bushnell, Florida.

In lieu of flowers, please donate to a cause close to your heart in memory of Sandy Schear.


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Debra Duerksen

November 25, 2021

We have many wonderful memories of Sandy both on Homestead Drive and the many years we all lived in North Carolina. Norm and Sandy were always very gracious hosts and we had so many great times and laughs with them. Hard to believe that Sandy is gone and we send our love and prayers to Norm and the family. Peter and Debra Duerksen

Judy Tyler

November 14, 2021

My late husband and I have known Norm and Sandy since our kids were in elementary school.
I cherish all the memories of picnics, graduation parties, weddings and so many other fun times spent with them. Sandy was a special lady who will dearly be missed. My deep sympathy to Norm, Rick, Mike and their families. May she RIP 💔.

LouAnn Rossi

November 10, 2021

Sandy was always a pleasure to be around, and I can hear her laughing - loved her laugh! She was a genuinely nice person and will be missed. Because they were the couple married the longest, I will never forget her & Norm giving marriage advice and dancing to their song, You're Still the One, at Lisa & Dave's wedding. Their two sons, Rick and Mike, are beautiful testaments to their love. 💘 I do believe Sandy went straight to Heaven on angels' wings.

John Lapham

November 10, 2021

She will always be loving known as Vera to me!
Sandy was always pleasant, and always called me Cliff, which actually was my dad's name.
It was all in fun and I will miss her deeply!
Rest peacefully Vera, until we meet again!

Amelia (Cutz) Santersero

November 10, 2021

So very sorry to hear of Sandy’s passing. We graduated together and worked together at various times at NTHS. Sandy was always a cordial and friendly person. My condolences to her family at this very sad time.

Tahirih Samadani

November 10, 2021

When you entered my Uncle Norm and Aunt Sandy’s home, you felt warmth, happiness and joy. I remember Aunt Sandy hosting so many events at their home including many Thanksgivings in NC. Always so much laughing, jokes and fun. She was a light- people wanted to be around her. She was quick with a smile and a laugh. She had a way of making everyone around her feel at ease. So happy to have had the opportunity to bask in her light for a bit. Rest In Peace, my dear Aunt Sandy.