Regina “Reggie” Garas Sciandra, 89, of Hendersonville passed away Monday, April 24, 2017 at the Laurels of Hendersonville.
Born in North Tonawanda, NY, she was the daughter of the late Josef and Leckadia “Lottie” Garas. She was also preceded in death by her husband, Russ Sciandra.
Reggie was raised in Alden, NY and later moved to Buffalo. Trained as an x-ray technician, she worked first at a dental office where she met her future husband, Russ. They were married in 1948 and moved from Buffalo to Orlando where they raised a family of five. In their post-retirement years, they moved to the Hendersonville area and attended Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Brevard. Reggie was always a hard worker and focused on doing for others more than for herself.
Surviving are her daughters, Barbara Jo Craig and husband, Bob, of Waynesville; Joanne Biddle and husband, Bill, of Horse Shoe; Mary Sciandra of Cocoa, FL; and Lucy Sciandra of Orlando, FL; her son, Russell Sciandra of Chippewa Falls, WI; and grandchildren, Mary Craig and Benjamin Craig, both of Waynesville, and Nick Biddle and wife, Kelsey, of Perry, GA.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Coins for Alzheimer’s Research Trust Fund, c/o Dennis Sanders, CART Chairman, 17 Ches Drive, Franklin, NC 28734 or by clicking here , or to the Knights of Columbus Council #8886, Sacred Heart Catholic Church, 150 Brian Berg Ln., Brevard, NC 28712.