Sandra Darlene Adams (nee Haegerich), age 59, passed away peacefully with her family around her on January 24, 2018. She was the dear daughter of the late Charles G. and Betty L. Haegerich, loving daughter in law of Florence Adams and the late Adam A. Adams, beloved wife and best friend of 40 years to Mike S. Adams, Sr., cherished mother of LCDR Mike S., Jr. and his wife Jacquie, Devin P. Adams, USCG, Ret. and Lt. Stephanie M. Adams. She was the wonderful sister of Charles G. Haegerich, Bruce P. and his wife, Carol and adoring grandmother of Gavin and Adeline "Addie" Grace Adams.
Sandy was born and raised in Riviera Beach in Pasadena, MD where she was a lifelong resident. She was employed by the Anne Arundel County School Systems where she worked for over a quarter of a century. She worked at Riviera Beach Elementary School for over 10 years as the Principle's Secretary until her retirement in 2017 due to medical issues. She received numerous awards for her service and was named Employee of the Month multiple times.
Sandy was a dedicated mother and wife. Her job was raising her children, sending all 3 to the U.S. Coast Guard Academy where they became successful officers. She was an awesome grandmother, or "Gigi" as her grandchildren called her and she loved spending as much time as she could with them. Sandy loved her "pups" and "grandpuppies" as well. She was also very involved with the children at her school, treating them as if they were her own.
Among her many interests and talents, Sandy loved music. It was her hobby, which later became her passion. After her "nest was empty", she took lessons and achieved great success playing the steel drums. Her group, The Coastal Steel Band, entertained many with great acclaim at various venues around Maryland. She enjoyed fishing, boating and anything to do with the water. She fished all over the Chesapeake bay, the ocean and in Florida. She received several certificates for prize fish that she caught.
Green Jeeps and Palm Trees
"Her smile was like sunshine, green Jeeps and palm trees with flop flops and tiki drinks", which what she was all about.
Sandy touched so many lives abundantly and will be truly missed.....
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to:
Playing For Change Foundation
532 Colorado Ave
Santa Monica, CA 90401
1-310 558 2900