Sandra Hamilton Nink
Departed January 12, 2023 in Melbourne, Florida
Sandra Hamilton Nink, of Bay Shore, New York, passed on January 12th 2023 at the age of 86 while visiting with her sons and their families in Melbourne, Florida. She was preceded by her parents Samuel and Emilie McMinn and her husband John G. Nink.
Sandra is survived by her sister Betty-Ann (Butch) Lewandowski; her three boys Richard (Wendy) Nink, Paul (Laurie) Nink, Steven (Rachel) Rowlinson and her two grandchildren Marshal Nink and Taylor Nink. Mom adored and was very proud of each of her successful three sons. “Grandy” and “Poppy” very much enjoyed spending time with their two grandchildren whom always brought a smile to their faces.
In retirement, Sandra and her beloved husband John, traveled the country in their motorhome. Together, they enjoyed exploring and learning about new areas at every opportunity.
As a young girl growing up with her sister in Islip, New York, she enjoyed running through the open fields, going to the local beach, horseback riding, catching butterflies and ice skating around the nearby lake. Sandra graduated Islip High School in 1954 and later enjoyed attending her class reunions and seeing her fellow classmates.
Sandra devoted herself to raising her boys, ensuring they grew and learned how to become fine young men through active participation in Boy Scouts, sports, camping, crafts, and reading.
Mom loved getting together with her family in Florida each Christmastime, enjoying the warmer weather, ocean views, and BBQ’s poolside. Mom loved watching her three sons get together to play ping pong and toss the football about each year.
A small private family service prior to cremation will be held on January 14th 2023 in Melbourne, Florida. A celebration of life and burial alongside her husband John is planned for late spring 2023 at Oakwood Cemetery, Bay Shore, New York.
In lieu of flowers please consider donating to Sandra’s favorite place to visit: