In Loving Memory of Sandra Fay (Kahn) Shapiro-Eisler
Sandra was born in Birmingham, Alabama on February 8, 1933, to Bertha (Goldner) and Nathan Kahn. She was the third of four children and is survived by her youngest sister Gloria Koplon She attended Louisiana State University where she majored in Fashion Design and was a member of Sigma Delta Tau, the Jewish sorority on campus. She was voted sweetheart of ZBT while there and met (late) Lewis Weinstein whom she married and had three children. Much to her disappointment they divorced.
She soon met through a mutual friend a very kind and hard-working man (late) Donald Shapiro who she was married to for over 25 years. They had a son. Sandra worked various jobs throughout her life including Florida Licensed Life, Annuity and Health Salesperson. She sold Florida Blue Cross and other products for over 34 years, retiring at age 83. Over a span of many years, she was repeatedly one of the highest-performing salespeople and received accolades for her hard work. Although she did not recognize herself as a smart person, others could easily see how smart she was up until the final days of her life. Fortunately for “Sandy”, as known by her friends, she was blessed to meet the joy of her life, (late) Marvin Eisler. He brought love and fun to her life and was a sweet and kind companion. They were married for over twenty years. Sandra found her greatest joy in being a wife and mother.
Her unwavering love and support for her family was evident throughout her life. She cherished her family by providing a beautiful home for them, always staying in touch with them, and taking every opportunity to spend time with them.
After a serious health scare, Sandra was quoted as saying “I love life, love laughing, and I love seeing my children and my grandchildren.” Sandra is recognized by her family for the amazing inner strength, courage, and resiliency she showed continuously throughout her many challenges and hardships. She was nicknamed the come back kid and worked very hard to rebound from each life and health crisis. Her inner strength and determination and love for life is how she lived to be 90. She often expressed gratitude for the opportunity to be given another day.
In her younger days she enjoyed socializing, mahjong, tennis, attending plays, dining out and travel. She spoke of the enjoyment from hosting a dinner party. She loved to watch Shark Tank. She will be remembered for her warm Southern demeanor. The way she always took pride in her appearance, and her wonderful sense of humor, even during the hardest of times. She was a bit bossy, but to her credit, she always got things done! Mostly, she will be remembered for her inner strength and the loving mother she truly was. She was strong, feminine, smart, kind, funny, loving, appreciative and beautiful. Her absence will be felt daily by her children and her memory will remain in their hearts forever.
Devoted mother to Terri Christenson (Don) Steven Weinstein (late) Linda Norton (John) Seth Shapiro (Javanka) Grandmother to Joseph Norton (Victoria), Joshua Norton, Brendan Norton (Adrianna), Katherine Norton, Nicholas Shapiro, Sasha Shapiro, Eric Weinstein, Great Grandmother to Sienna and Luca Norton