Audria Sandra "Sandy" Hines Stanish Cooper, 67, of Burgettstown, passed away Sunday, October 16, 2016, in Washington Hospital. She was born May 7, 1949, in Washington, a daughter of the late George H. Hines and Margaret Stricko Gordon Hines. Ms. Cooper was a 1967 graduate of Avella High School. She worked for Southland Industries in Long Beach, Calif., for 20 years, and then for Becker Fire Equipment Co. in Casper, Wyo., for 16 years, retiring in 2011. Ms. Cooper lived in Burgettstown for the past five years and was a former member of Avella Presbyterian Church. She enjoyed reading and doing puzzles. She was an avid traveler and loved to visit historic landmarks. While she lived in Wyoming, she enjoyed fishing. Her first husband, Joseph Stanish, died in 1993. Surviving are four stepchildren, Joe, Dora, Robin and Anna; four sisters, Beverly G. Gordon of Avella, Doris Antoszyk of Saxonburg, Patricia (Harry) Hoover of Sarver and Sue (Robert) Hunter of Freeport; a brother, M. Bruce (Donna) Hines of Avella; and several nieces and nephews. Deceased, in addition to her husband and parents, is a brother, David L. Gordon Sr. Friends and family will be received from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., the time of the service, Wednesday, October 19, in Jerome A. Stefkovich Funeral Home Inc., 18 Campbell Street, Avella, PA 15312. Burial will be in West Middletown Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Avella Public Library, P.O. Box 547, Avella, PA 15312. Condolences may be expressed at www.stefkovichfuneralhome.com .
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