Sandra Motyka

Calling Hours

4:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Monday, August 23, 2021
Betz, Rossi & Bellinger Family Funeral Home
171 Guy Park Ave
Amsterdam, New York, United States

Mass of Christian Burial

11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Tuesday, August 24, 2021
St. Stanislaus Church
50-52 Cornell St.
Amsterdam, New York, United States


12:15 pm
Tuesday, August 24, 2021
St. Stanislaus Cemetery
Steadwell Avenue
Amsterdam, New York, United States

Obituary of Sandra Motyka

Mrs. Sandra Motyka, 72, of Amsterdam, passed away on Tuesday August 17, 2021 at St. Mary's Hospital with her loving family by her side.  

 She was born in Amsterdam, NY on November 26, 1948, the daughter of Virginia Slater a single mother, whom passed away in 1954 when Sandra was 6 years old. Sandra was raised by her grandfather (Poppy) and her mother’s extended family.  

She attended Amsterdam Schools and graduated from Broadalbin-Perth High School in 1965   

Sandra was employed for various companies in Amsterdam, but spent most of her life enjoying raising her children and taking care of her grandchildren and great grandchildren for the past 28 years.   

She married William Motyka on August 19, 1967.  In addition to her loving husband, she is survived by her children, Sally (Charles) Brumagim, Susan (Phil) Nowak, William (Kate) Motyka, Jennifer (Scott Walsh) Motyka and Julie Motyka-Lais. 

Cherished grandchildren, Jessica Sievers, Eric Sievers, Nicole Sievers-McGee (Daniel), Jamie Nowak-Young (Jason), Ryan Motyka, Jarrett Nowak, Lindsey Foster, Cayleigh Brumagim, David Lais, Jr., Joshua Motyka, Charlize Brumagim and Jacob Motyka                                       

Four great-granddaughters: Briana McGee, Madison McGee, Leah Young and Keegan McGee who just loved their “GG”  

Nieces, Nephews and cousins also survive.

 A Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Tuesday August 24, 2021 at 11:00AM at St. Stanislaus Roman Catholic Church, 50-52 Cornell St., Amsterdam, NY with Fr. O. Robert DeMartinis presiding.  Interment will be in St. Stanislaus Cemetery, Amsterdam.  The family will receive relatives and friends on Monday August 23, 2021 from 4:00 to 7:00PM at the Betz, Rossi & Bellinger Family Funeral Home, 171 Guy Park Ave, Amsterdam, NY 12010.  Memorial contributions may be made to St. Jude's Children's Research Hospital or to St. Stanislaus Church in Amsterdam.  Please leave condolences online at


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