Sandra Jean Buhro

February 21, 1936 - September 27, 2022

Sandra Jean Buhro (née Sawyer), 86, of Lincoln, NE, passed away September 27, 2022. Born February 21, 1936, in Lansing, MI, the youngest of three children.

Following her high school graduation, Sandy worked for the State of Michigan Department of Health as a secretary and telephone operator. On June 28, 1957, Sandy was united in marriage to William (Bill) Buhro. After raising her three children to school age, she worked in a number of school secretarial jobs and finished her career in the personnel department of Comstock Public Schools.

Sandy enjoyed music, especially gospel music. She sang in church trios and with the Kalamazoo Oratorio Society for several years, which gave her the opportunity to sing in Carnegie Hall, in Prague and Brno, Czech Republic, and in Austria.

Throughout her life, Sandy enjoyed spending time with family, eating out, working picture and crossword puzzles, and reading.

Sandy is survived by her husband William L. Buhro; son William E. Buhro and wife Regina Frey; daughter Deborah Buhro and husband Ron Kobler; and daughter Pamela Brillhart; 8 grandchildren; and 1 great-grandchild. She was preceded in death by her mother Edna Sawyer, brother Robert Sawyer, and sister Elizabeth Graves.

The Memorial Service will be held at 11:00 a.m., Saturday, April 29, 2023 at Southern Heights Presbyterian (5750 S 40th St, Lincoln, NE).

In lieu of flowers the family invites contributions “In Memory of Sandra Buhro” to People’s City Mission (pcmlincoln.org) in Lincoln and/or Kalamazoo Gospel Ministries (kzoogospel.org) in Kalamazoo.

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Memorial Service


Southern Heights Presbyterian

5750 S 40th St, Lincoln, NE

Share a Memory or Condolence

October 10, 2022

I will miss Aunt Sandy so much! Her quick wit and little chuckle are such fond memories of mine. She loved her family, including me, with such a kind heart. The love she showed for her sister, my Mom Betty, was so special to see. I have nothing but great memories surrounding her and Uncle Bill. The reunion she is experiencing with her family in heaven is clear in my mind, she loved her Jesus very much. You won the race, Aunt Sandy! Much love to you!

– Carol Graves
October 7, 2022

My condolences for the loss of your wife, mother, grandmother. I remember her fondly in the administration offices. I fondly remember you, Bill as well. May your memories bring you comfort.

– Sue Skytta, Comstock High School, retired
October 3, 2022

The members of Kalamazoo Area Retired School Personnel wish to extend our condolences to William and family on the passing of Sandra. We appreciate the years of service to the Kalamazoo community and how much Sandra’s talents enriched many of us.

– Barbara Rockey, Friendship Chair
October 3, 2022

Sorry to hear of Sandy’s passing. We have such great memories of Her and Bill growing up at the FM church. Prayers are with you all.

– John and Barbara Mohney

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