Sandra K. Terlikowski, 61, Woodstock, died Sunday, July 10, 2014, at JourneyCare Hospice Inpatient Unit, Woodstock, with her loving sister, Cindy, and her brother-in-law, Chris Burns, at her side.
She was born Feb. 2, 1953, to Joyce and Glen Fringer in Woodstock
She met and married Norbert Daniel Terlikowski — a.k.a. Uncle Dan — and together, with no previous restaurant experience, they opened Uncle Dan’s Restaurant on the Woodstock Square. Uncle Dan’s was a popular mainstay of the Woodstock Square from 1977 to 1994. It became a meeting place for friends to experience “fine spirits and edibles” and where the motto was N.H.A.B.D. — Never Had a Bad Day. She formed friendships and shared love with her employees and customers that lasted long after the restaurant closed.
She attended Woodstock schools, where she formed many lasting friendships.
She was an avid reader and an enthusiastic traveler. She treasured her memories of numerous family vacations, of backpacking across Europe, of her frequent trips to the beaches of Jamaica and of her years of camping with family and friends. She loved her nieces and nephews and enjoyed spending time with them.
Survivors include her father; a sister, Cindy (Chris), a brother, Ron (Luanne) Fringer; and three stepchildren, Dan, Diane and Jack; and several nieces and nephews, including Megan, Jenelle, Kevin, Patrick, Nathaniel and Josh.
She was preceded in death by her husband; her mother; a brother, Jerry Fringer; and a sister-in-law, Sandy Fringer. Also preceding her in death were her adored dogs, Inky and Max.
Her sister would like to acknowledge the loving care and support of family and friends during her illness. A special thank you is offered to Barb Hahn, JourneyCare volunteer, for her extraordinary compassion and lasting friendship.
Family and friends celebrated her life July 27 at Liquid Blues, formerly the site of Uncle Dan’s.
Memorial donations can be made in her name to Helping Paws.