Wednesday, August 22, 2018

Robert Guy Sands

Avoca, NY - Robert Guy Sands, age 76, of Pinecrest Home for Adults, in Avoca, NY passed away peacefully on 20 August, 2018.  "Bob", the son of Milton and Elizabeth (Cassidy) Sands was born in Philadelphia, PA on April 17, 1942.  His early years were spent in Philadelphia, PA, Spring Lake, MI, and Doylestown, PA.  

He was a 1963 graduate of Penn State University and the University of Detroit Law School in 1966.  He was employed as a public defender in the traffic court of  downtown Detroit, MI. and in February of 1967 entered the US Air Force Officer Training School, receiving a medical discharge later that year.  He was then employed by the Office of Economic Opportunity in Philadelphia, PA moving to Wellsville, NY and most recently the Pinecrest Home for Adults in Avoca, NY where he resided for the last 8 years.  

He is survived by a brother, Milton J. Sands Jr., MD  of Charleston, SC, 3 nephews and 1 niece.  A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on August 24, 2018 at 11AM at the Immaculate Conception Church in Wellsville, NY.  Internment will be in the Sacred Heart Cemetery, in Wellsville. 
The family would like to thank Ms. Nancy Stole and Teresa Gilbert of the Pinecrest Home for their attention and support over the years; Debbie Brinkhas for her continued spiritual council; and Muhammad Mirza, MD of Bath, NY for his excellent and continued medical care. To leave online condolences please visit

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