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Cassandra "Sandy"  Hardendorf
  • In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorial contributions be made to:
  • MEVAC
    PO Box 817
    Middleburgh, NY 12122
  • In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorial contributions be made to:
  • MCS Alumni Assoc.
    care of Nancy Wolfe, PO Box 124
    Schoharie, NY 12157

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Cassandra "Sandy" Hardendorf Obituary


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1 of 69 | Posted by: someone who cares

“Will always remember Sandy as good friend. She was kind and had a bright warming smile that told you that she was a caring person. Met Sandy through...Read More »
2 of 69 | Posted by: Charles H. Kulpa - Hagaman, NY

“Sandy was a joyful presence during my years in Middleburgh, she will always be part of my memory of that definitive time in my life. I will ever be...Read More »
3 of 69 | Posted by: Heidi Bromley - Schenectady, NY

“Tim and Family, Sandy was a very special person. Compassionate and hard working woman. Our deepest sympathy go to you and your family. ”
4 of 69 | Posted by: Don & Nancy Nelson - NY - Friend

“While at SUNY Cobleskill when I seemed to be without friends, Sandy made herself known to me, and was a friend to me, unconditionally. I never forgot...Read More »
5 of 69 | Posted by: Katherine Hawkins - Summit, NY

“The Amazing Work she did for Middleburgh Central School The Amazing Work she did for the Alumni Association The Amazing Work she did for MEVAC The...Read More »
6 of 69 | Posted by: Deb and Bob Herodes - Middleburgh, NY

“Sandy will gretly be missed by everyone. Not only did she take good care of my mom everytime the ambulance was called but she also made sure we knew...Read More »
7 of 69 | Posted by: Mildred (Earles) Teeling - NY

“TIm and family, Carol and family. May you find comfort in knowing that she isn;t suffering anymore. God Bless you all at this very difficult time....Read More »
8 of 69 | Posted by: Brenda Warner - middleburgh, NY

“Tim and Family We were so shocked to hear of Sandy's passing...sending our condolences. She was such a lovely person! ”
9 of 69 | Posted by: Carol and Don Mackey - Carlisle, NY

“So sorry once again, for your whole family's loss-did not mean to leave out the Savage family in my earlier posting. She thought of Hope's babies as...Read More »
10 of 69 | Posted by: Margaret - Middleburgh, NY

“We are very sorry to hear of your loss..we will always remember Sandy as a very friendly and helpful person. Our thoughts and prayers are sent to...Read More »
11 of 69 | Posted by: mcavoy-pindar family - schoharie, NY

“I will always remember Sandy and Tim as part of the old Fultonham where I grew up many years ago. Sandy was always an extremely nice and caring...Read More »
12 of 69 | Posted by: Paul Preston - Canton, NY

“All the candles here are just a small testament to the many lives you have touched. I often think of the vacations from school that we spent together...Read More »
13 of 69 | Posted by: Gloria J. Schrom Munson - NY

“I was saddened to hear of Sandy's passing. I've know Sandy all my life. She was always friendly, kind, and thoughtful. She will be missed by all...Read More »
14 of 69 | Posted by: Nadine (Haslun) Felter - NY

“Sandy was always there to help whenever help was needed and she will be missed by so many. Our thoughts and prayers are with all of her family. I...Read More »
15 of 69 | Posted by: Marie Campbell - Middleburgh, NY

“So so sorry to hear about Sandy passing. Being away for so many years, I was not aware of ALL the accomplishments Sandy had made. During my high...Read More »
16 of 69 | Posted by: Sandie VanValkenburg - Blythe, GA

“Tim and Family, I am so sorry for your loss, Sandy was always there for everyone, a special memory of her help with my Mom when she was ill. A...Read More »
17 of 69 | Posted by: Barbara Becker - Fultonham, NY

“To the Hardendorf/Hillicoss families~ My condolences to all of you, at this time of incredible loss. You know Sandy was such a...Read More »
18 of 69 | Posted by: Margaret Hesdorfer - Middleburgh, NY

“Sorry to hear of Sandy's passing. My condolences to the family. ”
19 of 69 | Posted by: John Shufelt - Oneonta, NY

“I keep looking at her face and thinking i just can't believe it. Sandy was one of the strongest woman i have ever met. She had such a powerful...Read More »
20 of 69 | Posted by: Stephanie Bartholomew - NY

“Dale & Tracy and family Sorry to hear of your loss. We are thinking about you and your family at this time. Our thaughts go out to...Read More »
21 of 69 | Posted by: Nancy & David Wainwright - NY

“Sandy will be greatly missed that is for sure, but without a doubt I am certain that her family will carry on all the great deeds this wonderful...Read More »
22 of 69 | Posted by: Raelyn Cronin and family - NY

“To the family of Sandy, The lost of a very special person who had a smile for all and a hand to give at any time.. She will be missed by all. Our...Read More »
23 of 69 | Posted by: James and Linda Chichester - NY

“Tim, Butch and the rest of the family. You have my deepest sympathy on the passing of Sandy. I know that she put up a good fight but she is in a...Read More »
24 of 69 | Posted by: Ronald Smith - Middleburgh, NY

“My daughter Rachel sent me news of Sandy's passing. She will be missed by so many. I remember visiting the homestead in Watsonville when we were...Read More »
25 of 69 | Posted by: Peggy Wood - Schenectady, NY

“It was great getting to know you over the 5 years that I was a student at MCS, with your warm greeting to me when I would walk into the high school...Read More »
26 of 69 | Posted by: Amanda Przychodny - Middleburgh, NY

“We want to let the family know that our prays are with you all.May Jasons law keep going to be a number one, God be with you all .All respect and...Read More »
27 of 69 | Posted by: bob and connie costello - NY

“To Hardendorf and Savage families in these moments of sorrow may everyone find peace,comfort and hope with deepest sympathy. ”
28 of 69 | Posted by: Robert and Dolores Brown - NY

“I send my respect to sandy and the family she will be greatly missed ”
29 of 69 | Posted by: Jordan Bouck - Central Bridge, NY

“Sandy was an amazing woman. She was so bright and wonderful. Every time i went to the office or got called to the office she would be like OK what...Read More »
30 of 69 | Posted by: Jordan Bouck - Central Bridge, NY

“Truly a remarkable woman and friend~A blessing to all ”
31 of 69 | Posted by: Sherrie VanDyke - Schoharie, NY

“RIP Sandy, your battle is now done. you are now home with the father "and in my home their are many mansions". My thoughts and prayers are with the...Read More »
32 of 69 | Posted by: Lynda Maria Schrom - Glendale, OR

“My thoughts and Prayers go out to the whole family, I'm sure you are all proud of Sandy and the way she did for others and treated others. I will...Read More »
33 of 69 | Posted by: JESSI TUBBS - Middleburgh , NY

“Tim and Sarah, Sandy will be greatly missed . She was always a joy to work with in the EMS field. She could make a bad situation seem easy. Always...Read More »
34 of 69 | Posted by: Dawn Walker - Schoharie, NY

“sandy always smiled. she was well loved by all. she would ask how everyone was when i would see her. my kids called her aunt sandy even...Read More »
35 of 69 | Posted by: dawn gates - schoharie, NY

“I am so very very sorry for your loss. You ALL have been through so much. I KNOW that Sandy is watching from above and she is at peace with no pain...Read More »
36 of 69 | Posted by: Beverly Reed - Gloversville, NY

“We will miss u alot. ”
37 of 69 | Posted by: Billy Nelson and Kiesha Smith - NY

“Tim and family, My deepest symathy to your family. All though I have not seen Sandy in a long time I have often thought of her. Sandy was a very...Read More »
38 of 69 | Posted by: Linda Albert - cobleskill, NY

“R.I.P. Sandi, you fought a hard fight and now you are in a better place. You will Greatly be Missed by all of us. Forever in Our Heats!!!!! ”
39 of 69 | Posted by: Johanna Schrom VanDenBerg - NY

“Our thoughts and sympathies are with you all during this difficult time. Sandy is a special person who will be missed by many. ”
40 of 69 | Posted by: The Kimpton Family - Lake Worth, FL

“So sorry for your loss will keep your family in my prayers wish i could ne there but no way of getting there shd will be missed by all who knew her!!...Read More »
41 of 69 | Posted by: Matthew Rollins - cobleskill, NY

“As she held many hands and her smile will keep u all strong. She will be missed, but never forgotten. ”
42 of 69 | Posted by: barbara bender - Schoharie

“You are all in my prayes. So sorry for your loss. ”
43 of 69 | Posted by: Sandra Armlin Wood

“We will miss you Aunt Sandy. May peace and love find you. ”
44 of 69 | Posted by: Joseph and Harold Adams-Martin - NY

“So many memories, some good, so not so much.... But when it comes right down to it, there is nothing but love... You were a great aunt, friend, and...Read More »
45 of 69 | Posted by: Joseph Adams-Martin - Middleburgh, NY

“My condolences to the entire family. Sandy was truely an amazing person and we all blessed to have had her touch our lives. ”
46 of 69 | Posted by: michele wood - schenectady, NY

“sorry for the lose of a great person she will be missed by many ”
47 of 69 | Posted by: sperano family - west fulton, NY

“She will be missed. Everyone knows how nice she was no matter what she was doing. I will always miss her and she will forever be in my heart. ”
48 of 69 | Posted by: Heidi Gates

“To the Hardendorf and Savage familys. May the Lord Bless all of you and heal your hearts during this most difficult time. Please know that you are in...Read More »
49 of 69 | Posted by: Grace Morrell - Middleburgh, NY

“God Bless you all. My thoughts and prayers are with you.Heaven received another angel ”
50 of 69 | Posted by: Mary Loehr - Maryland, NY

“Sandy was one of the most special people i have ever met , She always had a wise word, a shoulder to cry on and the kindess heart one could have.Her...Read More »
51 of 69 | Posted by: Diana Diamond Milller - NY

“What a wonderful person you were. Thankyou for allways helping people above your self Sandy you family should be so proud of you God Bless...Read More »
52 of 69 | Posted by: Cynthia Herodes Stewart - NY

“God Bless..... ”
53 of 69 | Posted by: David Hardendorf - NY

“To Tim and family ... sorry to hear of Sandy's passing. The past two plus years were difficult as she fought her illness, but always with a smile...Read More »
54 of 69 | Posted by: Nancy Ann Wolfe - Schoharie, NY

“Tim, I may be living a long ways away. Yes I left Schoharie County 7 years ago. But my prayers are with you in this time of sorrow. God will be...Read More »
55 of 69 | Posted by: Ralph Warner - Muskego,, WI

“You will be missed. I haven't seen you in a while but when I went to school and always had to go to the office you were always there to talk to me...Read More »
56 of 69 | Posted by: kiah - middleburgh, NY - none

“Dear Tim, Carol, and your families, Ralph and I send our sincerest condolences for your loss. God Bless you all during this very difficult time. ”
57 of 69 | Posted by: Marie Roney Reynolds & Ralph Marsh - TN

“My deepest regards goes out to the Hardendorf, Savage and Hillicoss families. As you lost a wonderful, strong hearted mother, wife, best friend, her...Read More »
58 of 69 | Posted by: Tammy Winnie - Schoharie, NY

“It is hard to put my thoughts into words. I love you all and feel your loss very deeply. She will be missed more than she would ever have known. ”
59 of 69 | Posted by: Anthea Buschynski

“I am in a state of shock! Sandy is one of the finest people who has ever lived. This is so sad! I am so blessed to have known her and I will...Read More »
60 of 69 | Posted by: Bob Stark - Cobleskill, NY

“All our deepest wishes for your family at this truely sad time. She will live in our hearts and minds forever, and may she dwell in the house of the...Read More »
61 of 69 | Posted by: Bill Hillicoss - Durham,, NY

“Tim & family, Please accept our deepest sympathy. Sandy will be missed dearly by so many people. She was a wonderful person with a huge heart...Read More »
62 of 69 | Posted by: Mike & Lisa Boomhower - NY

“MY MEMORIES WITH SANDY WERE WHEN WE WERE KIDS GROWING UP TOGETHER, WHICH SEEMS LIKE A LIFE TIME AGO I WAS PROUD TO CALL HER MY SISTER-IN-LAW. I AM SO...Read More »
63 of 69 | Posted by: James d. Hardendorf - Lakeland, FL

“Sandy, you fought a valiant fight, one would expect no less of you. May you rest in peace knowing you have created a strong and loving family. To Tim...Read More »
64 of 69 | Posted by: Sigrid E. Wood - Middleburgh, NY

“Love is what will carry you through these difficult times. Please know there are those here who will hold you up for as long as you need. Just hold...Read More »
65 of 69 | Posted by: Judy Ehrlich - Franklin, NY

“Sandy was the best friend I ever had. I knew I could alway count on her. We spent alot of fun time together. I will deeply miss her. Thank you...Read More »
66 of 69 | Posted by: Willard Lamont - New Berlin, NY

“Tim and family, I am so very sorry of Sandy's passing! We had no idea she had been ill. An incredibly active and giving lady who certainly will...Read More »
67 of 69 | Posted by: Pamela Schell Murphy - Berne, NY

“Our condolences go out to Sandy"s family. Our thoughts and prayers are are with you. Sandy will be remembered for her friendliness and helpfulness...Read More »
68 of 69 | Posted by: Mahlon & Robin Houston - NY

“Our deepest sympathy to Sandy's family. May God provide you with peace and comfort in the days ahead. Sandy was always the smiling face I looked for...Read More »
69 of 69 | Posted by: Lori Proudman - Schoharie, NY


Fultonham- Cassandra "Sandy" E. Hardendorf, 62, of State Route 30, died Wednesday, February 1, 2012 at her home with her loving family at her side.

Born May 18, 1949 in Cobleskill, she was the daughter of Cecil and Caslyn (Mace) Savage.

Sandy was a graduate of Middleburgh Central School and received her Associate's Degree in 1993 from SUNY, Cobleskill. Most recently she was the principal's secretary at the Middleburgh Central School. Sandy founded the MCS Alumni Assoc.

She was a member of MEVAC for thirty-two years and served as the treasurer for twenty-four years. Sandy was also an EMT and Critical Care Technician since 1980. She was one of the original members of the Schoharie County Hazmat team.

Sandy was instrumental in the drafting of "Jason's Law', writing the original petition when Jason Rivenburg, a truck driver, died a tragic death in 2009. She and her husband were recognized as Hometown Heroes for the Red Cross Assoc. in 2006. Sandy was also selected as one of the SUNY Cobleskill's Notable Woman in 2009. For twelve years she served as accountant for the Town of Fulton. In her younger years, Sandy was the first Tiger Cub Leader in Schoharie County and later was a Cub Scout Leader. Active in many aspects of the community, she was also a volunteer for American Cancer Socity, driving patients to appointments.

Sandy was a member of the Fultonham Union Church.

Survivors include her husband, Timothy J. Hardendorf, whom she married July 22, 1972; her children: Dale (Tracy) Hardendorf of Sloansville, Jason (Carrie Schmidt) Hardendorf of Fultonham, Chad (Tina) Hardendorf of Seward, Sarah (Darrell) Hillicoss of Middleburgh; six grandchildren: Louis, Adora, and Alana Hardendorf, Abagail, Haile, and Lillian Hillicoss; her brother, Carl "Butch" (Cathy) Savage of Fultonham, and a sister of Fultonham, along with several nieces and nephews.

A Celebration of Life will be held at 3:00 PM on Sunday, February 19, 2012 at the Fultonham Union Church, State Route 30, Fultonham, NY with Rev. William Roe officiating. There will be no calling hours. Burial will be private in the family cemetery.

Memorial contributions may be made to MCS Alumni Assoc., care of Nancy Wolfe, PO Boz 124, Schoharie, NY 12157 or MEVAC, PO Box 817, Middleburgh, NY 12122.

Arrangements have been entrusted to Palmer & Shaylor Funeral Home, 134 River St., Middleburgh and Mereness-Putnam Funeral Home, 171 Elm St., Cobleskill.