Obituary of Robert ‘Bob’ Sand
Robert “Bob” Sand passed away May 15, 2016. Many hearts are heavy but God has welcomed a man, saved by his faith, and loved by many.
Bob was born in Warsaw, Indiana on Nov. 10, 1931 to Harold and Ann Sand, and raised in Teaneck, New Jersey. He is the youngest of four children, and has three sisters; Barbara, Jeanie and Janet. He graduated from Teaneck High School in 1948 and joined the U.S. Marine Corps in 1949 and served in the Korean War between 1950 and 1952. He attended and graduated from Valparaiso University in 1956 with his Master’s Degree in Mechanical Engineering, where he served as President of the Chess Club and was an excellent chess player throughout his life.
Bob began his career with Bell Labs and over a 60 year span he worked for Hughes Aircraft, Burroughs Corporation, Afcoa Corporation, Echo Science, Pyramid Magnetics and Eigen Medical Corporation. Eigen Medical is still in business today in Grass Valley. He consulted for many other companies, while his associates, business partners and employees became friends throughout his sixty years in mechanical engineering. Bob is an inventor and holds several patents related to his contributions to audio and video products.
Bob has lived in Grass Valley since 1972 and has enjoyed it. He spent his time enjoying all of the outdoor activities that lent him pleasure. He spent most of his summers with his wife fishing and hiking in the Sierra Nevada’s. Bob and his wife, Wanda, raised mountain lions on their property in Alta Sierra and Bob would take his favorite mountain lion, Ramona, swimming in the American River near Weimar, California.
He is survived by his wife of 46 years Wanda; his six children, Elizabeth, Leslie, Mary, Scott, Chris and Heidi. Bob had a step-son, Austin, whom passed away in 1988. He has twenty precious grandchildren and fifteen great-grandchildren.
Bob will be missed by many, as we hold cherished memories close to our hearts.
Direction is under the care of Hooper and Weaver Mortuary.
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