Friday, April 5, 2013

Sandstrom Obituary

Thanks to Bill Neely for sending and Hank Baker for writing the following:

Sandstrom, Edward B.

Edward B. "Sandy" Sandstrom passed away Wednesday, April 3, 2013 in Beebe Hospital, Lewes. He was 78.

Sandy was born August 13, 1934 in St. Paul, Minnesota, son of the late George and Julia (Burtness) Sandstrom.

He enlisted in the U.S. Navy, transferring to the U.S. Air Force proudly serving 24 years and retiring as Chief Master Sergeant where is served overseas and had many missions worldwide. The planes in which he served as flight engineer included the C-124, C-133 and C-5. He later worked for Playtex, LD Caulk, and the AAL Insurance Co.

His hobbies included boating, CG Auxiliary, volunteering at the AMC Museum at Dover Air Force Base where he was a Tour Guide and helped with the restoration projects of the airplanes. He also volunteered with the Coast Guard Auxiliary, church and civic organizations.

Sandy was always a leader, very driven to make things happen, was always available and had a pleasant attitude. He had lots of interesting recounts of history and friends were very important to him. Sandy will be sorely missed.

He is preceded in death by a daughter Julie Claire.

Sandy is survived by his son Eddy Sandstrom and siblings George Sandstrom (Peg), Louise DuBois and Joanne Owen (Bill), two granddaughters, Jennifer Wells and Janet Claire Sandstrom and four great grandchildren.

Viewing will be 6-8 pm Tuesday, April 9 at the Pippin Funeral Home, 119 W. Camden-Wyoming Avenue, Wyoming.

Service will be 11:00 am April 10 at the Lutheran Church of Our Savior, 20276 Bay Vista Rd., Rehoboth. Burial with full military honors will follow at the Delaware Veterans Memorial Cemetery, Millsboro.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations to the Air Mobility Command Museum, 1301 Heritage Rd., Dover AFB DE 19902.

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