Sara L. Konstanzer
Published 6:58 am Saturday, July 24, 2021
Kill Devil Hills – Sara L. Konstanzer of Bay Drive, Kill Devil Hills, NC passed away in her home surrounded by family. Sally, as she was best known, is survived by her children Daria, Robert, Linda and Paul; five grandchildren, Frank Jefferis, Joe Konstanzer, Max Konstanzer, Jack Konstanzer, and Madison DelCollo; and one great-granddaughter June. Sally taught them so many things from how to fillet and cook a fish to how to have tea parties. She picked them up at school on Fridays which always included going to 7-11 for a small Slurpee and one chocolate éclair ($5 max!) and watched them play basketball and run track. Even if it was just watching them and having deep conversation at the kitchen table, Sally was there for them all.
Sally loved her children, grandchildren, and anyone that entered her home. She was especially close to Bob and Fran Fountain. We know mom, dad, Bob, and Fran are finally back together in Heaven picking crabs, laughing, and playing some Fountain games. The Konstanzers and the Fountains have a unique bond and consider each other family. Although Chris Fountain always considered himself mom’s favorite; this one is still up for debate. Rumor is – it is Laura.
Sally grew up in Wildwood, NJ where she met and married Joe Konstanzer, moving to Seaford, DE and then Wilmington, DE. After only two years in Wilmington, Joe passed away at an early age of 38 years old, leaving Sally to raise her children, which were ages 2,3,6, and 12 at the time. Though financially challenged, the children received all the love and attention they needed (even though Paul supposedly killed a rabbit and got suspended from school – he didn’t, but it haunts him to this day – and Linda almost burned down the entire woods behind our home.)
Linda and Paul had a special relationship with mom. For the past several years and especially over the last year, Paul and Linda cared for mom on a daily basis. The family salutes Linda and Paul although they note: neither got a boat or a train cake like someone in the family did.
Sally was a nurse. She was an avid dog lover, reader and loved to craft. All our friends loved our mom. Sally even allowed one of her favorites, Jerry Conaty. to live with us for a while as kids. I am sure Jerry opened up Heaven to receive mom. He called her Doll and were very close. So with that being said – this world has lost a legend and Heaven is even greater now that mom is up there. In lieu of flowers; go hug your parents or someone you love.
Expressions of sympathy and comfort are welcome via the online register at www.gallopfuneralservices.com. Gallop Funeral Services, Inc. was entrusted with arrangements.