Art Sands, 86, went to join the angels on February 19th, 2013. Art was born in Aliquippa, Pennsylvania, and moved to Detroit with his family as a young boy. A veteran of two wars, he joined the Army at age 18 and was sent to Japan as part of WWII occupation forces. He served the Army again just a few years later in Korea. After the wars, Art graduated from the University of Detroit in Business & Accounting, and founded and operated several successful businesses including the largest industrial broom manufacturing and snow removal companies in the city of Detroit. He met and married Dolores, his wife of 55 years, and raised three children in the suburb of Grosse Pointe Woods. The family then moved to Paradise Valley, Arizona where Art became a general contractor, was active on the Town Council, and where they lived for 15 years. Dedicated to higher education, Art supported each member of his family through their pursuits of college and advanced degrees. Art and Dolores then spent many years in Austin, Texas and finally The Woodlands, a suburb of Houston.
Art will be deeply missed and is survived by his loving wife Dolores, and his devoted children: daughters Linda Hannen (Mark), Carol Wilson (Mike), and son Arthur (Beth), and nine grandchildren: Will, Ellen, Caroline, Jeff, Isabel, Don, Lauren, Erin and Alexandra. Visitation will be held at 10:00am, with a Funeral Service at 11:00 am on Sunday, February 24th at Whitney & Murphy Funeral Home, 4800 E. Indian School Road, Phoenix, AZ, 85018.
So sorry for your loss. Your dad was such a kind man with a beautiful smile.
My heart breaks for you.
I was heartstricken to hear of Mr. Sands’ passing. He was a kind and generous man, and I know he will be greatly missed by you and all those who knew him. My condolences to you, Dean, and to your family. You are in my thoughts and prayers. “And God shall wipe away every tear from your eyes…”
Ken & Sheila Cannerelli
It was so sad to hear about the passing of your dad. He was such an accomplished man in serving his country and most of all his family. You and your family are in our thoughts and prayers during this very difficult time.
Ken & Sheila
I am so sorry for your loss. May the outpouring of sympathy, the kind acts of friends and strangers, as well as your memories give you comfort to help you endure the days ahead. The Bible also offers comfort. “For God is near to those broken at heart. “ Ps 34:17,18. Our Creator promises that there will soon be a time when “death will be no more.” Revelation 21:4. If you have any questions or comments, please contact me at: firstname.lastname@example.org