• 72°

Sara L. Konstanzer

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.

READ MORE OBITUARIES HERE.

Business

Sandra Buss named Employee of the Month at The Outer Banks Hospital

Business

Outer Banks Chamber holds ribbon cutting for AR® Workshop Kill Devil Hills

News

Oregon Inlet catch: State certifies new state record golden tilefish

Crime

Police: Woman shot after trying to run over officer in North Carolina

News

Fall striped bass season set in Albemarle Sound Management Area

Crime

Feds: Three people charged in multi-state migrant worker conspiracy

Crime

North Carolina man sentenced to more than 19 years in prison for ammunition charges

News

Dare Tourism Board awards 10 grants for upcoming events

News

Late Senate leader Marc Basnight remembered by former colleagues

News

North Carolina man who claimed to have bomb at Capitol ruled competent for trial

News

Hatteras Island firefighters battle Wednesday evening blaze in Avon

Lifestyles

All kinds of fishing going on

Lifestyles

NC State Fair: Vaccinations encouraged, not required

Crime

North Carolina man found in street with gunshot wounds dies

Lifestyles

Outer Banks Community Foundation awards $29,000 in grants to five nonprofits

Business

Miles Daniels named to Currituck Chamber Board of Directors

News

Public comment open for project to repair the Cape Hatteras Lighthouse, surrounding landscape

Crime

North Carolina man charged with child abuse after 4-year-old hospitalized with head injury

Crime

North Carolina man sentenced to 10 years in prison for stealing ammunition, firearms

Crime

State Court of Appeals panel upholds murder conviction of North Carolina man

News

NC Senate maneuvers again to keep public records bill alive

News

Dare school board hears public comments questioning masks; Farrelly reports quarantine numbers are falling

Currituck

Currituck commissioners implore drivers to exercise caution in school zones

Crime

North Carolina man charged in fatal shooting of son-in-law