Sandra Ann Linfert, age 79, best known as Sandy, passed away peacefully on February 23, 2022, in Nashville, Tennessee.
Sandy was born on June 5, 1942, in Bridgeport, Connecticut, daughter of John Yorkin, Sr. and Matilda Kaledas Yorkin. She grew up with her family in Devon, Connecticut, a small town on the Connecticut shore. Sandy valued education and earned her BA at the University of Connecticut. She had a pioneering career in Information Technology with over 30 years in the field. In the latter years of her career, she worked as a data architect & consultant to Fortune 500 companies.
Sandy also had a creative side. Throughout her life, she made beautiful artwork as a fine artist. She worked in acrylics, watercolors, pastels, colored pencil, and collage. She was an avid gardener and an expert cook.
Sandy took great pride in having voted in every election she could and loved a good political debate. She was a passionate reader with an insatiable thirst for knowledge and a penchant for “all things science.” Even in her later years, Sandy was constantly challenging herself to learn new things, be it trying to tackle quantum computing, discovering an artist new to her, or taking online history classes.
Sandy loved her family deeply and was a very proud mother and grandmother.
She was preceded in death by her father John Yorkin, Sr., her mother Matilda Kaledas Yorkin, and her brother John Yorkin, Jr.
She is survived by her children: Abbey Linfert (Chris Amsler), Doug Linfert (Kimberly Linfert), and Jeff Linfert (Kelly Linfert), her grandchildren: Brian Linfert, Caleb Linfert, Ellis Linfert, and Karsten Linfert, and her nephews: Andy Yorkin (Sheila Yorkin) and Tim Yorkin (Jennifer Norris).
In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made to Alive Hospice, Attn: Sandy Linfert Memorial Scholarship for Enrichment, 1718 Patterson St. Nashville TN 37203.
Cremation Society of Tennessee is assisting the family with arrangements. Condolences can be given to the family by visiting cremationsocietyoftn.com.