Sandra Lyn Baer

Sandra "Sandy" Lyn Baer, 65, of Chicago passed away Dec. 20, 2020.

Formerly of Hinsdale, Sandy graduated from Hinsdale Central High School with the class of 1973. Sandy loved to travel and managed to visit all 50 states. She lived in San Diego for a decade, where she permanently improved the cuisine of Mission Beach when she opened "Red-Hot City" (the region's first Chicago-style hot dog joint).

Sandy was a patron of the arts and throughout her life cultivated a deep affection for music. Her favorite instrument was the violin, which she adored more in passion than in practice. A member of the Second Presbyterian Church of Chicago, Sandy's faith was active and important to her.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Donald B. Baer and Elizabeth T. Baer.

Sandy is survived by her sister, Linda Baer Latsko; her brother, Lawrence (Kathleen) Baer; her nieces and nephews, Lindsay Latsko, Matthew Baer, Kyle Baer and Lawren (Michael) Baer Joyce; her grand-nieces, Frances Joyce and Fiona Joyce; her aunt, JoAnn Teas; many cousins; and her friend and former partner, Louis Joseph Marini.

A graveside service was held Dec. 26 at Bronswood Cemetery in Oak Brook.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Neuroendocrine Tumor Research Foundation, 31 St. James Ave., Suite 365, Boston, MA 02116 or online at

Brian Powell Funeral Directors of Hinsdale handled the arrangements.