sandra pawlock
Sandra Lee “Sandy” Pawlock, a very loving mother and grandmother known for her warm smile, died after many years of battling a heart condition and cancer. She was 73 years old when she passed away on Friday, April 10, 2020. Sandy was born on March 10, 1947, in Weirton, WV, to Thomas T. Robinson and Ann Tillis. Two years later, in 1949 Sandy’s mother passed away, and her aunt and uncle, Sarah and George Merkich, welcomed her into their home and raised her. She graduated from Oak Glen High School in 1965. If you knew Sandy, you could not help to fall in love with her. Her kindness would draw you in. Sandy had a passion for nature and being outside. She was active in the VFW Women’s Auxilliary in Weirton before moving to Pittsburgh to live with her daughter. She will be remembered with love by her three daughters, Shandel (Michael) Plaso, Stephanie Lowder and Barbara (Aaron) Glover; her grandchildren, Shain (Mattie) Livada, Thaiddeus “Ted” Dillie, Elijah Dillie, Eva Lowder and Grace Glover; Sister, Dorothy Robinson and Barbara Merkich (Fred) Huff; brother, George (Marge) Merkich; her former husband, Stephen Pawlock; and former sons in law, Steve Livada and Eric Lowder. In addition to her parents and aunt and uncle, Sandy was preceded in death by her brothers, Thomas and Theodore Robinson, Jack and Gary Birkhimer and John Merkich; and sister, Gloria Birkhimer Kester. A private family service will be held at the Three Springs Cemetery in Weirton, WV. Please share video or written messages with Sandy’s family or send a hug from home at Memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society

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  1. Condolences to all the family. Sandy was a very sweet lady. Always had a kind word. God Bless. Nikki and Richard Bailey

  2. To my dear friend Shandel, your sisters Stephanie and Barbara, Mr. Pawlock, and you entire family, I am so very sorry to hear of the passing of Mrs. Pawlock. She was such a great lady! I will never forget her kindness when we were children and all my life and how she always welcomed me into your home. Her caring was so evident, especially when she was our Brownie leader! I will never forget her. I wish I could be there for you all in this most difficult time. If there is anything I can do for you, please don’t hesitate. May she rest in eternal peace, and may you all find comfort in all of the great memories that you have with her until you are reunited in Heaven. Some only dream of angels, but you held one in your arms! Much love to you all and God bless. Love, Mariella

  3. So sorry for the loss of your beloved mother and grandma. Praying for God’s comfort and strength.

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