Alyce D. Sandifer



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Sandifer, Alyce D. Greece: beloved wife of James R. ‘Sandy’ Sandifer died at the age of 72 years, 9 months, and 17 days of cancer Friday afternoon, July 17, 2015 in Rochester General Hospital after a valiant fight for life. She is survived by her husband, her sisters Darleen and Roberta, her niece Lauren, nephews Gilbert and Kenneth, among others, and many great nieces and nephews. She is predeceased by her parents, David and Kathryn Deer, her sister Ardith, and her nephew Eric. Most of all, she is survived by a host of loving friends, including virtually everyone who ever met her, but especially her childhood friend, Pat Villareale, who was at her bedside when she died. To know Alyce was to love her. Friends may call Wednesday, July 29, 2015 4:00 to 7:00 PM at Vay-Schleich and Meeson Funeral Home, 1075 Long Pond Road, where her service will be held Thursday morning, July 30, 2015 at 10:00 AM in the chapel of the funeral home. Private interment. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be sent to The Lipson Cancer Center, Rochester General Hospital; Louisiana Oncology LLC in West Monroe, Louisiana; The Greece Ecumenical Food Shelf; or The American Indian Relief Council in her memory. For more information or to sign Alyce’s online guestbook, please visit


  1. Janice Barnum on July 27, 2015 at 12:00 am

    Dear Sandy,

    I worked with Alyce at Kodak Medical. She was a wonderful person and so smart! I truly enjoyed our time together. She will be missed by many. Goodbye, Alyce.

    Janice Barnum

  2. Henry Gysling on July 27, 2015 at 12:00 am

    Sandy – please know that we are thinking of you at this sad time for you with loss of Alyce – Henry & Carrol Gysling

  3. Jennifer Waters on July 28, 2015 at 12:00 am

    Jimmy, we love you and are so heartbroken in your loss. Praying for strength in the days and weeks ahead. Much love from Louisiana.
    Jennifer and Mark Waters
    West Monroe, LA

  4. Marcel Madaras on July 29, 2015 at 12:00 am

    Sandy, no words can replace your loss. We wish you to remember the wonderful times you spent together and the trips all over the world. Sincere condolences from the Madaras family. St. Louis, MO.

  5. Karen Knight on July 30, 2015 at 12:00 am

    Hello Sandy, I am so sorry for your loss. I too enjoyed working with Alyce, always very professional & efficient. I believe I am the one that took the photo of the KP Medical group. It was taken on 9/20/84 at a farewell party for Nancy Maher (standing, top left). I can identify all the others as well. I am Karen, (kneeling bottom left). Haven’t seen most of these ladies in many years.

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