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Sandra L. Blake Craparo

April 21, 2022

Obituary

Sandra L. Blake Craparo, 76, of Brigantine, NJ, and Deerfield Beach, FL, and formerly of Carbondale, died peacefully on April 21st, surrounded by her family following a courageous battle with cancer. She was the wife of Dr. Thomas J. Craparo; the couple had been married for 43 years.

“Sandy” was born, in Elmira, New York, daughter of the late Purl Blake and Katherine Wheeler Blake Wood.  She is a 1964 graduate of Waverly High School and a 1966 graduate of the Rochester General Hospital School of Nursing.  After marrying in 1978, Sandy and her husband moved to Carbondale, where together they served the community’s medical needs in a family practice until her retirement in 2008.

Sandy was dedicated to her faith and the Community Bible Church of Greenfield family.  With the Lord’s guidance, she overcame life’s challenges and relentlessly shared her strength and hope with so many others on the same journey.  She loved a good joke and was the most patient listener.  She loved to knit and crochet, donating nearly every creation to others.

In addition to her husband, Sandy is survived by 5 children and 6 granddaughters: Regina Garuba and husband Anthony and daughter Jessica of Pittston; John Craparo and wife Janelle and daughters Emma and Sophia of Warminster; Katherine Beck and husband Bradley and daughter Megan of Jermyn; Thomas Craparo and wife Gina of Boynton Beach, FL; and Allison Levitt and husband David and daughters Anna and Katelyn of Glenside; her sister: Carol Blake of Waverly, NY; and an uncle: Larry Wilber of Strasburg, VA. 

In addition to her parents, she was also preceded in death by a niece: Chrissy Blake.

The family thanks the staff of the Carbondale Nursing Home for their compassionate and exceptional care of Sandy, and the Community Bible Church family for their love and support always.

The funeral will be Thursday, April 28th with services at 10 am in the Brennan & Brennan Funeral Home, Inc., 55 Lincoln Avenue, Carbondale.  Private interment will be held at Our Mother of Sorrows Cemetery, Finch Hill.  Family may call Thursday, from 9 am until service time.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations can be made to the Community Bible Church, P.O. Box 406, Clifford, PA 18413, or to the American Cancer Society, P.O. Box 22478, Oklahoma City, OK 73123.

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Services

Visitation
Thursday
April 28, 2022

9:00 AM to 10:00 AM
Brennan & Brennan Funeral Home, Inc.
55 Lincoln Avenue
Carbondale, PA 18407

Funeral Service
Thursday
April 28, 2022

10:00 AM
Brennan & Brennan Funeral Home, Inc.
55 Lincoln Avenue
Carbondale, PA 18407

Interment
Thursday
April 28, 2022

Our Mother of Sorrows Cemetery
404 State Route 106
Greenfield Twp., PA 18407

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