Sandra Lee (Isaacson) DeClassis, formerly of Short Hills and Morris Township, passed away on Tuesday, May 17, 2016 at her home in Monroe, surrounded by her family.
Born in Kansas City, MO on August 8, 1942, she was the daughter of the late Edith V. Nelson (Stime) and William A. Nelson, Jr.
She was a graduate of Elmwood Park High School, Elmwood Park, IL, and she attended St. Olaf College, Northfield, MN. She was married to Fredrick K. Isaacson for 16 years with whom she had three children. In 1982, she married her current husband, Ronald B. DeClassis. She was very active in the Millburn Township Public Schools, first as PTO President at Washington Elementary School and then as a member of the Millburn Township School Board. She also was a board member of the Charles T. King Student Loan Fund, the Public Relations Committee of the Millburn Free Public Library, the Brookhaven Civic Association, and the Short Hills Association. She held several employment positions over the years, including Store Manager at Kroupa Jewelers at The Mall at Short Hills, as well as an Executive Assistant at Nature’s Family, Network Sales & Marketing, and most recently as a realtor for Magley Realtors, Chatham. She was a member of St. John’s Lutheran Church, Summit.
She is survived by her husband of 33 years, Ronald (Ron) DeClassis, a daughter, Heidi J.(Isaacson) Eby and her husband Ty C, Eby, Hershey, PA, and two sons, Tyler K. Isaacson and his wife Kristen, Aberdeen, and Drew W. Isaacson and his wife Amanda, Safety Harbor, FL., a step-daughter, Deborah A. DeClassis, Millburn, and a step-son, Kenneth R. DeClassis, Pompano Beach, FL, and seven grandchildren, Allyson, Alexander, Katelyn, Sara, Matthew, Richard and Kellianne. She is also survived by siblings Camilla Nelson, of Cherry Hill and Sheila Huff and her husband Gordon, of Mt. Laurel.
A memorial service will be held on Thursday, May 19, 2016 at 11am at St. John’s Lutheran Church, Summit. The family will receive relatives and friends one hour prior to the service. Inurnment at the Garden for the Resurrected of St John’s Lutheran Church will be held immediately following the service.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Fox Chase Cancer Center, C/O Anthony J. Olszanski, MD, Department of Hematology/Oncology, 333 Cottman Ave, Philadelphia, PA 19111.