Sandra Kay Madzia

April 7, 1942 - August 22, 2023

Sandra Kay Madzia, 81, of St. Clairsville, Ohio, former longtime resident of Adena, Ohio, passed away peacefully on Tuesday, August 22, 2023 at Liza’s Place in Wheeling, West Virginia.

She was born April 7, 1942 in Wheeling, West Virginia a daughter of the late Sigmund and Vivian (Ballog) Masloski.

Sandra retired from Buckeye Local School District and Jefferson County Prevention & Recovery Board as an Executive Assistant. She loved to spend the days reading, traveling, spending time with friends and family, and having a good glass of Chardonnay. Her love of books prompted her to start the SAGE Book Club which celebrated its 20th anniversary in March.

In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by her husband of 41 years, George L. Madzia and brother, Sigmund James Masloski.

She is survived by sons, Jeffrey (Marianne) Madzia of St. Clairsville, Ohio, Kevin (Lisa Alexander) Madzia of Northfield, Ohio; sister, Connie (Tom) Crothers of Adena, Ohio; grandchildren, Juliana (fiancee Jacqueline Kitzmiller) Madzia of Cincinnati, Ohio, Alex Madzia of Boston, Massachusetts; sister-in-law, Kathy Masloski of Columbus, Ohio; her “sister of heart” and best friend, Pamela Petrilla; several nieces and nephews as well as many good friends; and her beloved dog, Cooper.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to St. Jude Children’s Hospital by going to

Family and friends are invited to attend a Celebration of Life at Black Sheep Vineyard 1454 US-250 Adena, Ohio on Sunday, August 27, 2023 from 1:00pm-4:00pm with service at 1:30pm.

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  • August 28, 2023
    Keven Fazio says:
    Our family first met the Madzia's about 50 years ago, when they lived right across the street from my Grandparents. My brother Keith and I quickly became friends with Jeff and Kevin, to this very day. Sandra and George always welcomed our visits and she would cook breakfast for us or take us swimming. My brother and I will always be grateful for those memories.

  • August 27, 2023
    Jacques Parker says:
    Kevin I'm so sorry for your loss. I hope you find peace in these troubled and heartbeating times

  • August 27, 2023
    Gina Benedict says:
    Wherever a beautiful soul has lived, there is left a beautiful trail of wonderful memories and love. Sandy will be held in many hearts of family and friends forever. Thinking of Pam and all of Sandy’s family with prayers and sympathy at this sorrowful time. With much love and condolences, Gina & Jay.

  • August 26, 2023
    Cheryl Zamski says:
    My heart is heavy. Sandy was such a bright light in the world. I’ve known her my whole life, from a toddler discovering her and George smooching on her parents porch, marriage, buying a house across the street where I grew up. I got to witness true love and happiness between her, George and her family. I had the best look at how love is suppose to be, from my view across the street. She will be greatly missed.

  • August 23, 2023
    Gina BENEDICT says:
    Whenever a beautiful soul has lived, there is left a beautiful trail of wonderful memories and love. Sandy will be held in many hearts forever. Thinking of Pam (held close to our hearts always)and all of Sandy’s loving family and wishing them strength and comfort. Our prayers are with you at this sorrowful time. With our love and sincere condolences, Gina & Jay Benedict (“sis and brother” to Pam).❤️