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Sandra Salerno

April 1, 2016

St. Marys-Sandra Lynn “Sandi” Salerno, 60, passed away Friday, April 1, 2016 at a nursing facility in Olathe.

She was born February 14, 1956 at Bismarck, ND, the daughter of George G. and Margaret S. Cook Moch. Sandi was raised in Hazelton, ND, and graduated from Hazelton High School. She had lived in California and Colorado before moving back to Bismarck where she worked for the highway department. She moved to St. Marys in 1980.

Sandi had worked in many departments at St. Marys Academy & College. She was a member of Assumption Chapel.

She was preceded in death by her mother Margaret in 2004.

Sandi was united in marriage to Philip Salerno on May 1, 1982 at Assumption Chapel. He survives of the home.

Other survivors include her father, George G. Moch, Bismarck; two sons, Joseph A. Salerno, Kansas City, KS, and Matthew D. Salerno, St. Marys; two daughters, Maria (Brendan) Hamtil, Stilwell and Anna Salerno, Topeka; a brother, Alan Moch, Bismarck; two sisters, Catherine A. Palmquist, Twin Falls, ID, and Deborah L. Moch, San Juan Capistrano; four grandchildren, Raphael, Zoey, Ginna and Sophie Lynn.

She was truly an amazing and loving person to everyone she met. She never failed to put a smile on someone’s face and could illuminate an entire room with her own bright smile. She loved her husband and children very much and loved her children’s friends as if they were her own sons and daughters. Being a former cheerleader in her high school days, she loved nothing more than to cheer on her sons at their basketball, football, and baseball games or her daughters at dance and music performances. She loved her grandchildren very much and was able to see her one month old granddaughter in the days prior to her passing. We love you, Mom.

Requiem Mass will be at 7:00 A.M. Wednesday, April 6, 2016 at Assumption Chapel in St. Marys. Interment will be in Our Lady Of Peace Cemetery, St. Marys. Mrs. Salerno will lie in state from 2:00 until 4:00 P.M. Tuesday, April 5, 2016 at Piper Funeral Home. A rosary will be recited at 5:20 P.M. Tuesday at Assumption Chapel. Memorial contributions may be made to the Sandra L. Salerno Memorial Fund and sent in care of Piper Funeral Home, 714 Maple St, St. Marys, Kansas 66536.

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8 thoughts on “Sandra Salerno

  1. Sandi was my classmate in Hazelton. I spent alot of time at her home across from the High School. After after graduation we became roommates and lived in Bismarck. Oh what an endless list of wonderful memories I have of our time together! I will always remember the phone call I received from her shortly after Maria’s birth telling me she was born on my birthday – there would always be that connection. Heartfelt sympathies to the Salerno and Moch family.

  2. So sorry for your loss. Phil, she must have been a wonderful lady, wife and mother. We would have loved to meet her. God bless you and your family,Phil
    Mark and Patty Salerno

  3. Dear Philip, Maria, Joseph, Matthew, Anna,
    We are so sorry to hear about the loss of your dear wife and mother,
    she will be missed by all. Sandy always brought joy to those of us who
    had the pleasure of working with her at the bookstore, it was a sad day
    for all when she made the decision to stay home. We know that all her
    suffering is not in vain, may she rest in peace and may her memory live
    on in your hearts. God Bless all, you will remain in our prayers.

    • Thank you both! She is in a better place and hopefully she’s watchin out for us! Thank you for your thoughts and prayers

  4. My dear cousin Sandi, who left us too soon, your Klein cousins know you are now at peace and in Gods loving arms. Your life on earth though short
    (like you!) was forever filled with kindness and love that now shows in your beautiful children and grandchildren. If only we all could leave such a legacy. You and your smile will be sorely missed. Much love and prayers for you and your family. And please watch over us as we stumble to meet you!
    Barbara Lee Klein Heinert, Toni Ann Klein Anderson, Donna Klein Lane, Tom Klein, Aunt Barbara Klein, and families

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