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Obituary (VA): Mrs. Sandra (Michael J. Cregge '76)

Posted on 03/05/2018

SANDRA HERRING CREGGE

Died peacefully at MedStar Georgetown University Hospital in Washington, DC on Monday, February 19, 2018 at the age of 62.

Sandra is survived by her husband, Michael J. Cregge; children, Michael Jr., Heidi, Angelica and Crystal and grandchildren Lina, Amaru, Maeve, Maceo and Lanea.

Sandra was born in Honolulu, Hawaii to Thomas and Selma Herring. She graduated from high school in Bowie, Maryland, completed training as a Licensed Practical Nurse at Anne Arundel General Hospital and served as a nurse at the hospital until she married Michael J. Cregge, the day after his graduation from the U.S. Naval Academy in Annapolis, Maryland. Sandra and Michael lived in a variety of locations during Michael's 28 year Navy career, the longest stretch being 11 straight years in Sandra's home state of Hawaii. In each location Sandra fulfilled nursing roles in hospitals, clinics, nursing homes, public schools and as a medical consultant to a malpractice law firm. Following Michael's retirement from the Navy, the couple took residence in Northern Virginia. Sandra continued her service as a nurse providing in-home care for challenging adult and pediatric cases.

Sandra is best known for her knowledge and skill as a nurse, her generosity of spirit, compassion for people in need and her willingness to help anybody she could. She deeply loved her husband, children and grandchildren. She was passionate about ensuring that her patients always received the very best in medical care and emotional support.

Services to be announced at a later date. In lieu of flowers, the family asks that memorial contributions in the form of a donation be made in Sandy's honor to support MedStar Georgetown University Hospital. The family would like to thank the doctors, nurses and staff of MedStar Georgetown Hospital for their dedication and care.

Published in The Washington Post on Mar. 3, 2018