Sally Backner, 82, of Glendale, New York, passed on October 17, 2013 after a long struggle with a respiratory illness. Sally was a clinical social worker and psychotherapist with a B.A. from Antioch College, a C.S.W. from Adelphi University and a certificate in individual psychotherapy from Smith College. Sally had a great sense of humor and loved driving, music and animals, especially her dogs. Proud grandmother of Claire and Sam, beloved mother of Amie, Tom and daughter in law Erika. Sally made a big difference in the lives of all who knew her, including her patients, friends and family members, especially her husband of fifty years, Burton L. Backner. Donations in Sally's honor to Grace Lutheran Church at 103-15 Union Turnpike Forest Hills, NY 11375 or Doctors Without Borders USA at P.O. Box 5030 Hagerstown, MD 21741-5030 will be appreciated.