Sandra “Sandy” Michele Long
Kind and Gentle Spirit -
Sandra “Sandy” Michele Long, age 54, of Mechanicsburg, entered heaven while being comforted by her loving family and special friends on Friday, July 31, 2020. Sandy was born on Tuesday, April 26, 1966, in Harrisburg to Dorothy (Lubold) Johnson and the late Joseph Gene Long, Sr. Sandy is preceded in death by her father Joseph Gene Long, her stepfather, Gerald Jennings; her three siblings: Bonnie Irene Leitzel, Rick “Ricky” LeRoy Long, and Joseph “Joey” Gene Long, Jr.
Sandy’s survivors include her mother Dorothy "Dotty" Johnson, her stepfather, Clifford “Skip” Johnson; her life partner, Steven Wilhelm; her three children: Kelly Ryder and significant other Robert Hummell of Mechanicsburg, Alicia (Ryder) Carlos and husband Joshua of York, Shawn Long of Mechanicsburg; her four grandchildren: Ethan Carlos, Isabelle Carlos, Ella Carlos, Lucas Hummell; several nieces and nephews; her beloved parrot, Smoky, and her canine companion, Cherry.
Sandy had a huge heart and would do anything for people or animals. She was a dedicated homemaker who deeply loved her children. Without Sandy’s positive attitude and kind, gentle spirit, the world is a less joyous place. Her family and those who were lucky enough to have known Sandy will greatly miss her.
Sandy’s family will be remembering her life privately. Cremation was private.
Sandy’s family has entrusted her care to Buhrig Funeral Home & Crematory in Mechanicsburg, (717) 766-3421. Read Sandy’s full obituary, view her memorial photo, offer condolences and sympathy, share stories and memories, upload photographs and videos, light a candle and sign her official guest book by visiting Buhrig.com.
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