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Aug 3, 2023 | Recent Posts

We Lost a Dear Friend

Obituary for Sandra Joan McLendon

Sandra Joan McLendon of Howey-in-the-Hills, Florida, passed away on Wednesday, June 28, 2023. She was 67. Sandy was born in Cleveland, Ohio. She moved to Howey-in-the-Hills from Orlando about 20 years ago.

Please join Dee & I to show our respects and support to Sandy’s mom Jane, and her family. Memorial Service will be at 10 AM on Saturday August 5th aSteverson, Hamlin & Hilbish Funeral located at 226 E Burleigh Blvd, Tavares, FL 32778.

Sandy worked for 15 years as the “Lunch Lady” at East Ridge High School in Clermont and then at Lake Hills School in Howey before she retired. She was the kindest, most warm-hearted person. She never met a stranger and was a mother to many of the children. Characterized by her kindness and concern for others, Sandy was a genuine humanitarian. She desired to see only the good in others. She has a gentle spirit filled with life and joy and a sense of humor that would make you break out in laughter. Sandy was highly artistic, creative and enjoyed entertaining family and friends.

She was preceded in death by her husband, John Clyde McLendon on February 18, 2019. Sandy is remembered and will be dearly missed by her mother, Janet Clark; sister and brother-in-law, Wendy and James Ross Jackson of Leesburg, Florida; brother and sister-in-law, William “Bill” and Kristen Shepler of Clermont, Florida; step-son, Kevin Ryan (Sarah) McLendon of Birmingham, Alabama; step-daughter, Shannon (Andrew) Blankenship of Birmingham; as well as several grandchildren, nephews and nieces.

Family and friends are invited to gather on Saturday, August 5, 2023 from 9:00 – 10:00 AM with a Memorial Ceremony starting at 10:00 AM in the funeral home chapel.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in her honor to the American Cancer Society. www.Cancer.org

Condolences, memories and photos may be shared on the tribute wall.

 Many of us new her as the “Spice Lady” when she worked for R. L. Schreiber. She was an active member of our chapter from 1996 – 2010(?). She assisted me during my presidency of the Gulf to Lakes Chapter. She was the backbone behind all of our successful golf tournaments and other fund raisers. She helped arrange many of our holiday party’s and awards dinners. She was the kindest, most warm-hearted person. She never met a stranger and was a mother to many of the children. Sandy will be missed by Dee & I. Memorial Service will be at 10 AM on Saturday August 5th aSteverson, Hamlin & Hilbish Funeral located at 226 E Burleigh Blvd, Tavares, FL 32778 Please share your memories and pictures of Sandy on the Steverson, Hamlin Hiblbish Tribute Wall Please keep Sandy’s mom Jane Clark, and her family in your prayers. Please join Dee & I to show our respects and support to Sandy’s mom Jane, and her family.

Don’t forget that Dee and I will be hosting our (almost famous)

Summer Family BBQ & Picnic!

Saturday August 19th

 It will be on Saturday August 19th – 12 Noon– 5pm. We will supply the proteins. We ask that members please bring a side dish and your favorite beverage as well as folding chairs, umbrellas, tents, and of course, YOUR FAMILY.  Bring a student, new member, or friend.  Everyone is welcome.  Please email Jeff at chefrotz@gmail.com to let him know if you will be attending and what side dish you will be bringing.  Jeff’s address is   1041 Park Drive, Tavares, FL 32778 

Saturday, August 26, 2023

Chef Matthew Dennis, CEC® will be administering ServSafe Food Protection Manager’s REFRESHER & Exam on Saturday, August 26, 2023, at One Fat Frog located 2416 Sand Lake Road, Orlando Florida 32809. This is a REFRESHER CLASS. It is STRONGLY recommended that you review the study material on the web site located below. Class starts promptly at 10:00 AM. You must reserve your seat at https://chefshelpingchefs.com/servsafe/

ACF National Convention

The 2024 ACF National Convention is being held July 14–17, 2024, at the Phoenix Convention Center in Phoenix, Arizona. Never too early to register!
Register at https://www.acfchefs.org/ACF/Events/Convention/ACF/Events/Convention/

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Training

June 5, 2021 ServSafe refresher and certification exam at One Fat Frog, Orlando Florida www.chefshelpingchefs.com/servsafe/