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Memorial Service

Cumnock Union Church United Methodist
Saturday January 6th, 2018

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St Luke United Methodist Church
Saturday January 6th, 2018
2:45pm - 3:45pm

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Wendy Jean Steinberg

Wendy Jean Steinberg, 63 of Sanford passed away Saturday December 30, 2017. A Memorial service will be held at 2:00 Saturday at St Luke United Methodist Church.


Mrs. Steinberg was born in Catskill, NY daughter of the late Lauren Steinberg and Dorothy Johnson Steinberg. Wendy was a member of St Luke United Methodist Church, who loved her family, faith and the mountains. As a lifelong student, some of her accomplishments include a PhD in Educational Psychology, a Masters in Theological Studies, and was currently working towards her Medical Chaplaincy.


Mrs. Steinberg is survived by her husband, Robert Sanford; son Ryan Sanford (Kara) of Raleigh; daughter, Rachel Sanford of Lexington, KY; grandchildren, Canaan and Prim; sisters, Barbara Lapham of VA, and Sherry Gandler of FL.


The family will greet friends following the service in the Ladies Parlor.


Memorial contributions can be made to the Growing Scholarships Fund, Asbury Theological Seminary, 204 N. Lexington Ave, Wilmore, KY 40390-9989.

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Bob and family, I was saddened to hear of Wendy's death. Please know you are in my thoughts and prayers

Susan Lascari Jan 9 2018 12:00 AM

Years ago, Wendy was a student of mine at SUNYA. I've had many students, but she stood out for her intellectual eagerness and capability. I followed her career with New York Civil Service, and then as she moved into academia, and published her textbook "Statistics Alive". Students and I appreciated her ability to explain things clearly. When I could, I hired her as an instructor. Her student course evaluations were extremely favorable and noted her willingness to go out of her way to meet with students to help them with their work. She will be missed by many.

Joan Newman University at Albany Jan 5 2018 12:00 AM

Dr. Steinberg was one of my favorite faculty members when I was her Dean and Provost at Eastern University. She took over the process of tracking freshman students "at risk" so we could intervene and support them in the transition to University level life -- and did the task at a much higher level than her predecessor. She was one of the faculty whose life with Christ was open and evident to us all Her curiosity and research on "glossolalia" was an interesting, data-based probe (and refutation) of the idea that "charismatics" were psychologically different from ordinary folks. I was sorry to see Eastern not keep her gifts and energy for our students after I retired. I send my condolences and sorrow that her life and contribution to us all is completed.

David Fraser Jan 4 2018 12:00 AM

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Dear Steinberg Family,
I am so sorry for the loss of your loved one. Times like this can be very difficult to deal with. At times, you may feel like there is no one to turn to. You may even feel like no one understands your pain. But there is one person we can turn to that can help us through all of our trials. Yes, God can help you during this difficult time. Pray to him constantly and he will help you. (2 Corinthians 1:3,4 Isa. 26:19)

M.W. Jan 3 2018 12:00 AM

So very sorry for your loss. Wendy was a ray of hope for us, very smart and professional. I miss her footsteps.

NYS Civil Service Jan 3 2018 12:00 AM

We can look forward to the day when there will be no more sickness and death. Revelation 21:4 says: "And he (God) will wipe out every tear from their eyes, and death will be no more, neither will mourning not outcry nor pain be anymore. The former things have passed way". Please accept my sincere condolences. Always remember God loves you and he cares for you! (Psalm 36:7; 1 Peter 5:7)

Rachel Morton Jan 3 2018 12:00 AM

My deepest condolences to Bob, Ryan, Rachel and their extended family. I've been praying for Wendy daily for a long time. It was a privilege and blessing to be in a small group with her in the late 90s. She was so thoughtful, curious and insightful. And you always knew where you stood with Wendy! It was very easy for me to think of Wendy regularly because of a sermon I heard her give many years ago. It was called, "What the Shopping Carts Say" and she started it by talking about how she knew what a man of character her husband-to-be, Bob was when she met him by the way he always returned his grocery store shopping cart to the corral rather than just carelessly leaving it in the parking lot. I never fail to think of that whenever I'm shopping at Wal-Mart or Price Chopper, which, as you can imagine is quite often. And yes, it inspired me to do the same! My prayer now is that you all would know God's peace and tender care and be comforted by a wealth of cherished memories from a lifetime spent with her. God bless you all.

Sal Scecchitano Jan 3 2018 12:00 AM

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