Hurwitz- Sandra F. (Marder), the ever-joyful, 79, of Natick, MA died July 22, 2017 surrounded by her family after fighting cancer. She leaves behind her husband of 57 years, Joseph Hurwitz and their children; Steven and his partner Helene Fakhery, Alan and his wife Cornelia Hurwitz, David, and Ann Hurwitz and her husband Michael Carey. She also leaves her grandchildren Julia, Olivia, Aaron, Joshua, Nick, and Emily, as well as her wonderful sister Carolyn (Marder) Miller of Pittsford, NY (and her husband Marvin Miller) with whom she shared a nightly chat and martini. There are countless people who think of Sandy as a second mother, grandmother and aunt, who will miss her like family.
Sandy treasured life and family, her optimism only overshadowed by her immense capacity for love.
After working for many years as a physical therapist at the Recuperative Center in Boston and helping so many to regain their wellness, she retired to a life full of activities she enjoyed the most. She copied the masters and created paintings, played mahjong, did yoga, played the piano, traveled and was part of a neighborhood book club. She sang with the A Capella Singers for 50 years in Natick, and the Bay Chorale in Florida. She would “bop” to anything with a beat.
A funeral service will be held Monday, July 24,2017 at 12 noon in the Chapel at Sharon Memorial Park, 40 Dedham St., Sharon, MA. Shiva will be held following the service and again on Tuesday and Wednesday at her Natick residence 1-4 & 7-9 pm.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Dana Faber Cancer Institute, PO Box 849168, Boston, MA 02284.