Sandra J. Gapa

By Tom Rivers, Editor Posted 14 June 2024 at 5:03 pm

LYNDONVILLE – Sandra J. “Sandy” Gapa, 64, of Lyndonville, NY, went to be with the Lord on Thursday, June 13, 2024.

She was born on July 1, 1959, in Medina, NY, the daughter of the late Albert and Joyce (Heideman) Houseman.

Sandy graduated from Lyndonville High School in 1977 and continued her education at the University of Buffalo, receiving a Bachelor’s Degree in social work. On July 18, 1987, she married Glen Gapa, and they raised four children together.

She was employed as a Supervisor with the Orleans County DSS for Child Protective Services and later for the NYS Office of Children and Family Services, from which she retired in 2018. Sandra attended the Grove United Methodist Church. She was active in sports, participated at all her children’s sporting events, and was a dance mom. She was very active in raising awareness for autism and breast cancer, being a cancer survivor. Sandra also had a warm spot in her heart for animals.

Sandy is survived by her husband of 36 years, Glen; four children, William, Nathanial, and Meghan Gapa, all of Lyndonville and Victoria (Jason) Hill of Leesburg, GA; four grandchildren, Elijah, Ellie, Addie and Luke; also surviving is a brother, Delane Houseman of Dublin, GA; several nieces and nephews and other extended family; also good friends, Roxane and Paul Mann of Medina, NY and their children, Kyle and Justin (Shan Morgan).

For those who wish to pay their respects, a visitation will be held on June 19 from 1 to 4 p.m. at the Bogan & Tuttle Funeral Home, 112 N. Main St. Lyndonville, NY 14098. The funeral service, a celebration of Sandra’s life, will take place at 11 a.m. on Thursday at the Grove United Methodist Church, 11004 W. Center St. Medina, NY, 14103. The service will be officiated by Pastor Paul Adell Sr. and will be followed by burial in the Lynhaven Cemetery, Lyndonville, NY. We invite you to join us in honoring Sandra’s memory and supporting her family during this time.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made in Sandy’s name to Heritage Christian Services, 130 John Muir Dr. Amherst, NY, 14228.

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