Sandra A. McKeever

GOWANDA – Sandra Alaine (Samuelson) McKeever, 56, of Caroline Road passed away Sunday (April 21, 2013) at the Gowanda Rehabilitation & Nursing Center in Gowanda.

Born Sandra Alaine Samuelson Nov. 3, 1956 in Gowanda, she was the the daughter of the late Arnold “Sam”and Teresa “Terry” (Marra) Samuelson.

Sandy graduated from Gowanda Central School class of “75. She married Timothy J. McKeever on Dec. 27, 1980. He passed away Aug. 21, 2011.

Sandra was a special education teachers’ assistant with the Gowanda Central School District for more than 10 years. She attended Jamestown Community College and was very active with the Gowanda Ambulance Service for more than 20 years, serving as an E.M.T. She also held various positions at the former Tri-County Hospital in Gowanda.

A member of St. Joseph’s R. C. Church in Gowanda, Sandy was involved with church functions and helped when needed which she enjoyed. She also enjoyed camping, especially with her husband and family at Pope Haven.

Survivors include four sons: Christopher (Renee) McKeever, Ryan (Heather) McKeever, Timothy (Ashley) and Michael (Valerie Richards) McKeever, all of Gowanda; grandchildren Amber, Lucas, Alyssa, Kelcy and Jaden; siblings: Thomas (Sandy) Samuelson of Dunkirk, Andrew (Mindy) Samuelson of Gowanda, Mary Ann (Bruce) Wilcox of Norfolk, Mass., Joanne (Dick Runci) Samuelson of Boston, Mass., and Rebecca Samuelson of Gowanda; and several nieces and nephews.

Friends may call at the Schindler Funeral Home, 44 Center Street in Gowanda from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. on Wednesday April 24. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated by Father Joseph Porpiglia on Thursday April 25 at 10 a.m. at St Joseph’s R.C. Church, 90 E. Main St. Gowanda. (Assemble at the church.) Interment will follow in the Holy Cross Cemetery, Gowanda. Memorials may be made to St. Joseph’s School, 90 E. Main St., Gowanda, NY 14070 or to the charity of one’s choice.