Sandra Marion Wilder

Ms. Wilder

Ms. Sandra Marion Wilder, age 63, of Rensselaer, passed away Tuesday, June 11, 2019, at her home in Rensselaer.

She was born January 25, 1956, in Gloversville, the daughter of the late Donald E. Wilder and Marie Hazel Snyder Wilder. She was known for being a rebel and travelling “Wanderer,” known for her natural flaming red hair and stubborn will. Sandra was noted for having an extremely stoic, no nonsense outlook on life. She would tell it how it is, straight to the point. She made her fair share of mistakes, but was not ashamed to own them. Her loyalty was something she took pride in, though sometimes she could be loyal to a fault. Sandra loved her mother dearly, and shared her father’s personality to a T. Her siblings were near and dear to her, even though they were physically apart. It was her greatest wish to come home to Gloversville. Now she has.

Sandra is survived by siblings, David Snyder, Donald H. Wilder (Nancy), Donna Wilder (Chris Hough), Michael Wilder, Christopher Wilder, Edward Boles (Kim Heroth), Tammy L. Jones (Jeff), Donielle Lince (Jeremy), her stepmother, Louise Wilder; her beloved uncle, Paul Wilder (Joyce); along with several nieces and nephews, who adorn the walls of her apartment.

In addition to both her parents, Sandra was predeceased by her maternal grandparents, Henry “Hank” Snyder and Leona Glynn; and her paternal grandparents, Asa “Dutch” Wilder and Lillian Graham.

Keeping with Sandra’s wishes, there will be no formal calling hours or visitation. There will be a graveside service Monday June 17, at 9 a.m. at the Prospect Hill Cemetery, South Kingsboro Avenue, Gloversville.

Memorial contributions may be made in lieu of flowers to the Hildegard Medicus Cancer Center, 1300 Massachusetts Avenue, Troy, New York 12180 or the Mountain Valley Hospice, 108 Steele Ave., Gloversville, NY 12078.

Arrangements are entrusted to Walrath & Stewart Funeral Home.

Online condolences may be made to the Wilder family at

By Josh Bovee

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