Sandra L. Reutter
Birth Date: January 16, 1957
Death Date: September 21, 2018
Sandra L. Reutter, 61, of Brook Park, passed away on Friday, September 21, 2018.
She was born in Cleveland, the daughter of Joseph R. Zolna (deceased) and Barbara A. (nee Metzger) Germana. Sandra is the beloved mother of Matthew (Carolyn) Reutter, Morgan Reutter and Ashley (Aaron) Wyant; cherished grandmother of Austin Helmick, Joshua Wyant, and soon-to-be grandson who will make his arrival in March; loving daughter of Barbara (Robert, deceased) Germana; dear sister of Susan (Bill) Beach, Shari Zolna, Stephanie McManamon (Johnny Mylonas) and Diane (Al) Beach; adored aunt of Brian and Chris Beach, Jeff (Kari) and Sean McManamon, Alex and Alyssa Beach, and great-aunt of Billy Beach and Max and Evelyn McManamon; dear friend of and father of her children, David Lee Reutter.
To those who knew my mom, Sandy, knew that she had the kindest heart & soul imaginable. From being a young kid not really knowing how well you have it or appreciating the things that you had at the time. When you get a little older & look back it really makes you realize and appreciate the caring mother that she was. That true unconditional love. She was always, and when I say always it did’t matter how little or big anything was she was there. You always helped us figure it out. She never judged us for the mistakes we made, and always gave the best advice & support when we needed to get through something. She had the most level head and after speaking with her you couldn’t help but feel better. Even though she had her own struggles she never wanted that to affect anyone else and worked through them her entire life.
I look back and try and understand, Mom, how did you do it? You were raising three (3) kids, going to college full-time and working full-time. You did this to give us a better life. I am so proud to have called you my mom & you will never be forgotten. The hard work that you put in your entire life doesn’t go unnoticed. You will, compassion and personality defiantly lives on in each and every one of us. I feel like I got my heart, compassion and work ethic from you. You always talked about how proud you were of Ashley, Morgan and I and I will hold that close to my heart as we work through your loss with our families support.
I am going to miss our talks about what’s going on in Survivor & who we want to win. Ashley will miss the same with Big Brother, but I never understood that show, lol. We can still watch this together & be there in spirit. I will never forget how happy you always were to get away and spend time vacationing in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina since before I can remember. Just last week, I spent some time at the zoo for a few days at work with some students field trips, and spending time with the elephants made me think of you. As a kid, I loved cars and would always ask mom, if you could have any car what would it be? She always said it would be a cherry red Jeep Grand Cherokee. She was worrisome when Morgan enlisted in the Army. But, couldn’t be more proud of the man that he has become through serving for our country & working on his goals. We will never lose sight of our goals moving forward as we work this this difficult time, mom wouldn’t want us to worry.
You are in a better place now, no suffering, no pain and I want you to rest easy in heaven knowing that the family will stick together and get through this as a family. You were the strongest, most beautiful women I have ever known, a true fighter. We are strong willed and have your memory to live on. I know you’re up there cruising around the beach somewhere with the windows down, your perfectly done hair blowing in the wind and make-up game on point blasting some Mariah Carey music enjoying your time with Grandpa. Please send him our love. There are so many things running around in my mind the last few days, trying to make sense of this. This has been the hardest thing that any of us have had to endure, but that highlights our love for you, our mom, grandma, sister, daughter, aunt, cousin, and SandyGram.
With all the love in our hearts, Matt, Morgan, Ashley, Joshua, Carrie, Austin, Aaron & Dad
The family will receive friends on Wednesday, September 26, 2018 from 10AM-12PM at the Sunset Chapel in Sunset Memorial Park, 6245 Columbia Rd., North Olmsted, where funeral services will commence on Wednesday at 12PM. Interment to follow at Sunset Memorial Park. For those who wish, memorials in Sandra’s name may be made to a charity of one’s choice.