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Services Friday for Alexandra Sandy O'Connor

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Alexandra “Sandy” O’Connor, age 73, of Porter, IN, passed away on Friday, July 31, 2015 at her home.

She was born on July 21, 1942, in Gary, IN, to Chester and Eleanor Pankiewicz.

On June 3, 1967, she married Robert O’Connor.

She is survived by her sons, James (Chris) of Amarillo, TX, David (Jessica) of Westville, IN, Jeffrey (Gwen) of Bennington, NE, and Kenneth (Gwen) of Chesterton, IN; brothers, Richard (Marge) Pankiewicz of Crown Point, IN, and Frank (Linda) Pankiewicz of Greenfield, IN; grandchildren, Eric, Jacob, Nathan, Justin, Evan, Leyla and Makenna and several nieces, nephews and cousins.

She was preceded in death by her parents, and husband Bob in 2002.

Alexandra graduated from Bishop Noll in 1960. She was a loving wife, mother and grandmother. She enjoyed gardening and socializing with her friends and was an excellent cook.

Funeral services for Alexandra will be held on Friday, August 7, 2015, at 7:00 p.m. at Edmonds and Evans Funeral Home, 517 Broadway, Chesterton, IN, with Father James Meade officiating.

Visitation will be held from 5:00 p.m. until the time of service at 7:00 p.m. at the funeral home. Cremation will take place at Heritage Crematory, Portage, IN.

Online condolences may be left for the family at



Posted 8/5/2015




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