Friday, October 12, 2012

Leslie Heineke Sandlin

SAVANNAH, GA - Leslie Ann Sandlin passed away October 10, 2012 under the care of Hospice Savannah and in the presence of her devoted husband of 47 years, Robert Sandlin.

Leslie was born in Springfield, Illinois to Julia McNulty Heineke and Henry L Heineke. Her early education was in Springfield and she was presented at the Beaux Arts Ball in 1957. She attended Beloit College in Wisconsin and Mercer University in Macon, Georgia. 

She was a twenty year resident of Savannah, a wonderful homemaker, and a loving wife who always put family and friends first. It was a lucky person who sat at her table or spent time as a guest in her home. Leslie loved her books, the N Y Times crossword puzzle, water aerobics, and a good tomato. She will be sorely missed by all who knew her. Her daughter, Leigh Ann Golis Sandlin, and her sister, Joyce Heineke, preceded her in death.

Besides her husband, Leslie is survived by two children; Michael R Sandlin of Kennesaw, Georgia and Gail A Sandlin of Aurora, Colorado; four grandchildren Robert Young, Jessica Espino, Robert Golis and Preston Golis; one great grandchild Adrian Espino; her brother Roger Heineke of Swanton, Ohio; a niece and two nephews, Reece, Regan, and Randy Heineke; and a first cousin, Betty Lee Chornyei.

A memorial service will be held at Fox & Weeks Funeral Directors, Islands Chapel, located at 4605 US Hwy 80 East on Whitemarsh Island, at 3PM Monday, October 15, 2012. After the service, the family would like for friends to join them for a reception at Jones Square condominiums, 323 West Jones Street in Savannah.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made in Leslie's name to the American Cancer Society, 6600 Abercorn St., Suite 206, Savannah, GA 31405. Please sign the on-line guest book at

Published in The State Journal-Register on October 12, 2012