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Sandra Anita Forster

February 23, 1940 ~ May 1, 2023 (age 83) 83 Years Old


The Honorable Sandra Anita Forster (Rubin) passed away peacefully at home on May 1, 2023, after a year-long battle with brain cancer. She was a vivacious, curious and intellectual woman who loved travel, the arts, culture, nature, science, PBS and her beloved New York Times. She was a tomboy who loved playing sports when girls were not welcome to do so, and was not above scolding her bridge partner. Noted for her joie de vive and generous spirit, there was always an extra seat at her table. A lawyer, judge, wife, mother, and extraordinary grandmother, she will be dearly missed. 

She was born on February 23, 1940, in Manhattan. She grew up in Yonkers, met and married Lloyd Forster in 1961, who predeceased her in 1982. She attended undergrad at the University of Rochester and while raising two children, she graduated from Pace Law School and was admitted to the bar in 1979. After a thriving legal career she was elected as Town Justice in Greenburgh, NY where she served from 2000 to 2012. 

In 2001 she married Norman Nadel, who survives her. She is survived by her children Craig (Carolyn) and Dana (Gregg Navins), her sister Irene Guros, and five grandchildren Amelia, Samantha, Alexandra, Caley and Erik.


Funeral Service
May 3, 2023

10:00 AM to 11:00 AM
Ballard-Durand Funeral & Cremation Services (Elmsford)
72 E Main Street
Elmsford, NY 10523


Mount Lebanon Cemetery
7800 Myrtle Avenue
Queens, NY 11385


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