Sandra J. Vedder

Sandra J. Vedder 77, passed away on Tuesday, September 1, 2020. She was born on July 29, 1943 in Schenectady, NY to Raymond and Dorothy Kottke.

Sandy was a nurse’s aide at Ellis Hospital and later for Senior Solutions. She was an active member of VFW Post 358 Ladies Auxiliary and American Legion Post 234 Ladies Auxiliary. Sandy also enjoyed attending the Ballston Area Seniors.

Sandy was always there to lend a hand to anyone in need. She drove many seniors to appointments, ran errands and offered home health care. She could often be found working in her flower gardens. Her greatest joy was the time she spent with her family, especially her grandchildren.

She was predeceased by her husband Edward. Sandy is survived by her sons Jason Vedder (Lisa) of Ballston Spa and Kirk Vedder (Heather) of Ballston Spa; grandchildren Hannah and Wesley; brother Kenneth Kottke (Deborah); sister Janice Kottke; and several nieces and nephews.

Relatives and friends are invited to call on Friday, September 4 from 4pm to 7pm at Armer Funeral Home, Inc., 39 East High Street, Ballston Spa. A graveside service will be held 10am on Monday, September 7 at the Gerald BH Solomon Saratoga National Cemetery, 200 Duell Road, Schuylerville.

Social distancing and facemasks will be required per CDC guidelines.

Memorial contributions in memory of Sandy may be made to the charity of your choice.

Guest Book

Madelyn Kottke Murphy

Condolences and prayers to all of Sandy's family. I will never forget all the fun we had growing up as cousins in a large extended family. Janice, Sandy and I always had a good time when our parents got together. Sandy was a very caring person and visited our aunts and uncle regularly in nursing homes. I appreciate how kind she was to my mother after my fathers passing. Rest in peace.

Lou and Joyce Cook

We will miss you at the aux and seniors. Our love and prayers go with you.

Billie Jo Helman-Schweikert

My condolences to all of you. Please know I am deeply saddened by the loss of Sandy, Very sorry that I can’t be there in person.

Sandy was a lovely person always with a great story and a smile. She was always so helpful to me within the auxiliary serving as chaplain historian and sergeant in arms numerous times to help me and her unit.

On a personal level when I moved into my new home almost 11 years ago now Sandy came to my housewarming party and gave me a frying pan saying you can cook almost anything in a good frying pan- being a chef by trade I would have to agree with her. And now when I cook in it I will think of her!

Yeah she got me a good one still using it to this day!
I will miss her tremendously.
Unit President
Henry Cornell 234

Marie Ahl

Sending my love and prayers to Jason, Lisa and their families. May she Rest in Peace.

Michael Judd

Many happy memories of playing Kismet with my Aunt Sandy at Lake George when I was a kid. She was a great cook and made the best baked beans with bacon. Always kind and gentle. RIP.