Sandra L. Raines

Sandra L. Raines, age 62, of Greenfield Twp., passed away Sunday, July 7, 2019 following a courageous battle with cancer. She was born in Erie on February 22, 1957, daughter of the late Wallace and Mary Thornton.

Sandy was a 1975 graduate of Seneca High School. She was employed for 30 years at UPMC Hamot, and was currently working for Great Lakes Home Health and Hospice.

Sandy was a member of Elevate Church. Her hobby was finding something someone needed at yard sales, buying it, and passing it on to them. At holidays, Sandy would make tons of cookies and gift them to the community and family. She would buy coats at yard sales and donate them to coat drives in the winter. Sandy also participated in fundraisers and had a booth at the Women's Only Expo to help raise awareness for ovarian cancer. She was passionate to give back to the community in so many ways.

Sandy is lovingly survived by her high school sweetheart and husband of 43 years, William "Bill" Raines; one son, Ryan Raines (Tiffany); one daughter, Lindsey Raines; and three grandchildren, Katelyn, Wesley, and Annabella.

Friends may call at the Dusckas Funeral Home, Inc., 2607 Buffalo Rd., on Friday from 2 to 4 pm and 5 until the time of the Funeral Service at 8 pm, conducted by Pastor Colby Atkins. Private interment will be held. Memorial contributions may be made to the Paula S. Cousins Ovarian and Endometrial Cancer Foundation, 227 Templeton Avenue, Girard, PA 16417.

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The founder of the Dusckas Funeral Home, Inc., Constantine "Gus" Dusckas, was born in Titusville, Pennsylvania, on July 22, 1915, the son of Greek immigrants. It has been noted that the Dusckas family had a close relationship with the Drake family of oil well fame. Because of the family's deep religious beliefs, young Gus got involved with many families who were in need and less fortunate.  read more...

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