March 17, 1948 ~ July 28, 2020

Born in: Rochester, NY
Resided in: Rochester, NY

Sandra L. Koch

Greece:  Sandra went home to be with her parents, William and Tana Koch; brother, Bill.  Survived by the love of her life, Nancy Wilson; daughter, Lisa (Steve) Pavlovych; grandchildren, Christopher (Olivia), Casie (Blake) Pavlovych; loving nieces, nephews and cousins; many dear friends.  Sandra loved spending quality time with her family. She was outgoing, enjoyed cooking and her Florida home with Nancy. She will be deeply missed by all who knew her.

Sandra’s visitation will be held Saturday, August 8th 10:00 AM – 12 NOON at Vay-Schleich & Meeson 1075 Long Pond Road.  Her graveside prayer service will follow in Holy Sepulchre Cemetery (East side of cemetery).  In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to Cancer Wellness Connections 7 Brickston Drive Pittsford, NY  14534 or Ovarian Cancer Research  in her memory.  For more information and to sign her online guestbook,visit




Visitation: Saturday August 8, 2020 10:00 AM - Saturday August 8, 2020 12:00 PM

Vay-Schleich & Meeson - Greece Chapel
1075 Long Pond Road
Rochester, NY 14626

Cemetery: Saturday August 8, 2020 12:00 PM

Holy Sepulchre Cemetery
2461 Dewey Avenue
Rochester, NY 14612

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  1. So sorry to hear of Sandy’s passing. Our family will always keep her in our hearts and memory’s. I personally will cherish all my memories with Sandy and Lu as she was our family. I know how much she loved us…The O’HARA kids were her kids too!.. with Sympathy and prayers to her family. Special prayers to her long time friend, my Mom’s twin Lu Tracy.

  2. Sending all my love and prayers. You will forever be missed. Tell mom(Tana) I said hi. My family sends prayers and love to Nancy. Love Tori

  3. Sandy was my friend for at least 20 years. We worked at Singer and Qualitrol together and have been down to her camp together many times. I will watch The Young and The Restless for you. I will never forget the first day we listened to the show, we told everyone to “shut up!”.

    Love – Nancy Wheeler

  4. Your friends at camp considered you family, you will forever be missed here Sandy. We have fond memories of all the great times we’ve had with you. Brandy and I will miss you for sure. Lots of Love, Bunny and Rick, and of course Brandy. Give Stacie a big hug for me. ❤❤❤

  5. I worked with Sandy at Qualitrol and she made our work day the Best! We laugh, dance to music ,shared recipes and she always was there for anyone who needed a friend. Her mom Tana also worked there delivering coffee to all the dept with the same smile and kindness that Sandy had. RIP my friend you are with your mom and dad.🙏❤

  6. Sandy I remember the time you meant my granddaughter who was 3 at the time and she stayed with you to bake cookies in the camper. You were so welcoming to us and our family. You will be missed by all. Hugs😇

  7. Sandy, We’ve had so many wonderful moments at Holiday Harbor and beyond. You’ve been there for us even when you were hurting You’ve been kind, supportive, and a lot of fun. You gave us all an example of how to reach out and how to live our best lives even with challenges. Love u always. We’ll be together again and talk about recipes 🌈💗

  8. Sandy, I will miss so many things about you – your laugh, your insight and support, your inclusiveness, and your bravery in living your best life even when you were sick or in pain or scared. We have made so many wonderful memories, our trip to Gettysburg, to Niagara on the Lake, to Amish Country, at camp, in Florida and at our homes. We always laughed a lot. And when we weren’t together we enjoyed long phone conversations that I’ll miss so much. We’ll be together soon and maybe we can cook up some awesome food. Love you and miss you 🌈💗

  9. I worked with Sandy at Qualitrol, and will always remember her kindness and smiling face. RIP Sandy 💕

  10. Nancy and Lisa,
    Wishing you peace to bring you comfort..
    Courage to face the days ahead….
    Loving memories to forever hold in your hearts…

  11. Sandy we will all miss your beautiful smile. It won’t be the same without you at camp but I’m glad your at peace. Love Pat & Mike

  12. Omg….all our laughs and talks!!! I’ll miss it all, but I know you are at peace. Every once in awhile I hope you will look down on me and remember there are no innings in football!!! Love you always. Judi

  13. Sandy was a great person with a big heart. She will be greatly missed by all who knew her.

  14. Sandy I will miss that smile the laughter, great hugs and love you gave so freely. I’m so saddened by the loss we all feel but I know your light is still shining brightly.

  15. Sandy, your going to be so missed, by all of us. It was such a wondtpart of my life meeting you and your get together s..singing at the Elks Club and so much more..your part of our lives forever..Love ya. Give Kim a hug for us. Glen, Linda and of course the baby girl Lylah.💔💔

  16. Sandy,

    We will forever miss your smile and great big hugs. Everyone at HH loves you!!!

    Mikey & Sue

  17. Sandy,we will miss you so much. You walked into a room and smiled suddenly everyone was happy.If they could bottle and sell what you had a fortune could be made.You gave us so many wonderful memories.Will miss my cooking buddy.

  18. I worked with Sandy at Qualitrol for many years. She was a beautiful person inside and out. So very sad to hear of her passing. She is gone too soon. She’ll be missed.
    Love, Laura

  19. I worked with Sandy for many years at Qualitrol She was a delight to be around. I will miss her. My condolences to the family.

  20. Sandra’s family, our hearts are heavy.
    I had the pleasure of working with Sandi for many years at the Qualitrol Corp. During that time meeting Nancy, Lisa and many wonderful friends and family over the years. My deepest condolescent to all.
    Ed and Karen Smith

  21. Sandy was a pleasure to work with at Qualitrol. Loved helping her celebrate her birthdays on St. Patricks’s Day. She will be missed for sure!

  22. Our condolences to Nancy and her family. Sandi will be missed. Hugs and prayers to your family. Steve and Gail Moryl🙏🙏

  23. Sandra you will truly be missed. You were such a lovely soul every time you came to get your blood drawn. You followed me from lab to lab because I was the only one that would not bruise you. I know you have gained your wings now and are not suffering anymore may God continue to keep his loving arms of protection around you and your family as they mourn there loss. Love you Sandra rest in heaven.

  24. I’m so sorry to hear about Sandy’s passing. Sandy was the most kind, loving, giving person. I always looked forward to when she would come to Qualitrol for visits. Thank you Nancy for always being there for her. RIP Sandy – I will always LOVE you!

  25. Aunt Sandy,
    We will all miss you so very much—your love for all of us, your smile, your laugh and your wonderful hugs. RIP my sweet Aunt…..💔

  26. Sandy worked for me at Qualitrol for 8+ years… I will forever remember her hard work and her feisty spirit. As we lived in the the same neighborhood… we were each other’s ride on those days either of us needed back-up transportation. I always enjoyed our simple, yet pleasant conversations during that commute. Though we have not spoken in many years, my memory of her remains vibrant… wishing eternal peace for Sandy.

  27. Sandy will be missed by all… you will always be my Sister-in-law.. I will miss our talks, even though they were few and far between! ❤️Love to you always, Wendy

  28. Every now and then, if you’re really lucky, you meet someone who is a truly good person. I’m not talking about just your average pleasant or friendly good neighbor. I mean a selfless, kind, sincerely caring gentle soul who drops everything to comfort you, commiserate & understand you-share your joys, pain, loss, celebrations. Someone who offers empathy-who shares food & drink, recipes, laughter & enjoys both the telling & hearing of stories. Someone you want to sit around with all night and with whom you have a true sense of family & friendship.
    Sandy…Sandy Koch (Say Her Name!)-She was that person. Sandy embodied the spirit of love and giving. Her smile could light up a room and light up hearts. We were blessed to have known her though, in the course of time our friendship was brief, it leaves us with lasting memories to hold dear and stories to pass on that will keep her spirit alive and doing that which she did best …Bring Light!
    Nancy, you are constantly in our thoughts and we are sending light, love & strength to you in this time of your great loss. Much love, Joy & Valerie

  29. While I haven’t seen Sandy in many years, it saddens me she has left us. She was a gem to anyone who met her.
    Her smile & laughter remains permanently etched in my heart. Oddly, I had just shared an old funny story of her & I
    with my girlfriend on the day she passed. The world has lost a beautiful person…and the angels have gained one.
    I wish you peace.

  30. Dear Nancy, though we haven’t gathered together in quite awhile, we have often thought of you and Sandy as we always enjoyed spending time with you both. We were shocked and saddened to read of her passing. Sandy was just such FUN; always smiling, laughing and such a good listener while conversing with her. Always enjoyed having you here at Conesus Lake. May you be finding a bit of consolation in knowing she’s at peace, though her absence will certainly create a huge void in your life. Please know how much we’re thinking of you and carrying you in our hearts. With love–
    Julie Bushnell
    Carole DeCook

  31. Dear Nancy and family,
    So many great memories of you both. A ray of sunshine always shined when we saw you both.
    Sandy was a great woman who will be always remembered by all that knew and loved her.
    Mike and I are so sad for you all, knowing she really put up a fight. She didn’t lose, she is in a better place with no more suffering. She’ll never be forgotten and stay in so many heart’s
    With loving memories.
    Please know you both were always and will always be in our thoughts and prayers.
    Sandy’s smile will always be looking down
    From heaven letting you know she’s fine now.
    Our Deepest Sympathy
    And much love and prayers.
    Mike and Nancy

    • Thanks Julie and Carol. We appreciated the lake invite and enjoyed coming there. We had pics of our time at your cottage at the funeral home. Hope all is well with the both of you. Take care of each other.

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