Sandra Safer Weiss, 84, passed away May 31, 2021, in Atlanta after a valiant battle with Parkinson’s disease.
Sandra was born in Jacksonville, Fla., and was raised in both Jacksonville and Savannah. She attended both the University of Florida and the University of North Florida, where she received her degree in teaching. Sandra had a passion working with children with a special emphasis on speech therapy. She worked as a speech therapist for over 30 years in Jacksonville, Fla.
She lived a full and vibrant life with more friends than you could count. She enjoyed volunteering at River Garden Retirement Residence for many years, working with ceramics and playing bridge. Sandra was an avid Florida Gator and Jacksonville Jaguars fan, never missing the opportunity to watch a game. Sandra’s family meant more to her than words can describe.
In 1961, Sandra married Bernie Deutsch and had two children Mark and Beth. After Bernie’s passing at such a young age, Sandra remarried to Martin Weiss in 1975. She is predeceased in death by Bernie Deutsch, Martin Weiss, Abba Safer and Eunice Safer. She is survived by her son Mark (Debbie) Deutsch of Atlanta; daughter Beth Sparks of Atlanta; her sisters Ellie Safer and Maxine Goldberg of Jacksonville; grandchildren Josh and Megan Sparks and Mitchell and Jason Deutsch; as well as countless cousins, nieces and nephews.
A graveside service was held June 3 at Evergreen Cemetery with Rabbi Jonathan Lubliner of the Jacksonville Jewish Center officiating. In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation to the Parkinson’s Foundation.
Arrangements by Hardage-Giddens Funeral Home in Jacksonville, 904-288-0025.