Sandra Colyer

Obituary of Sandra Sue Colyer

Sandra Sue (Bentley) Colyer, 79, formerly of Dover, Delaware, passed away Friday evening, March 5, 2021 at Dock Woods Community of Towamencin Township, PA. She was preceded in death by her husband, Robert M. Colyer, Sr., on July 27, 2011.


Born June 1, 1941, in Detroit, MI, she was the daughter of the late George Edgar and Dorothy Angle Bentley. She received her bachelor’s degree from Albion College where she earned her teaching certificate and became an elementary school teacher.  While at Albion, Sandy was a member of Alpha Chi Omega sorority.


Sandy left teaching to raise her two children while living in Grand Blanc, MI, Upper St. Clair, PA and Cedar Knolls, NJ.  In 1990, Sandy and her late husband purchased a PIP Printing franchise in Morris Plains, NJ, where they both owned and operated the store for ten years before retiring to Dover, DE. 


Her hobbies included quilting, reading, Rummikub, cards, dominoes, bird watching, collecting figurine owls, watching football (especially University of Michigan), visiting Northern Michigan, Florida and her family.  Both Sandy and her late husband were members of the Jaycees in Michigan and supported various wildlife foundations. 


Surviving is a daughter, Jennifer Calautti and her husband, Salvatore, of Merrimack, NH; and a son, Robb Colyer and his wife, Erin, of Collegeville, PA. She is also survived by four grandchildren: Nicole and Justin Calautti, and Jack and Brady Colyer.


Services will be private. Arrangements are by the R. L. Williams, Jr. Funeral Home, Inc. of Skippack, PA. Online condolences may be made to the family at     

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