We found out about Sandy's passing a couple of days ago. We knew Sandy for over 40 years. We would run into him a couple times each year and he would make you feel like it was only yesterday that he had talked to you. He was a great guy and friend. He will be missed. Our prayers go out to his family.I am posting a picture from Halloween 1970's. He had a great sense of humor.
Sandy was a decent, generous, and kind person. He will be sadly missed by all who knew him, Sandy thanks for that opportunity. May you rest in peace.
So sorry for your loss, keeping you in our prayers.
Pat & Corky
To Sandy's Family,
I'm sad to not have received the news of Sandy's passing until late yesterday. We were friends since high school days and on through his drag racing years, and on to the many memorable visits of both myself and my son to 6-Mile. Please accept my sincere condolences and sympathies. A good man, and a good friend. Rest in Peace, old friend...
Dan Van Koevering, President, Michigan Motorsports Hall of Fame
I first met Sandy at Don Armstrong's on Plainfield. He helped me with so many auto repairs when I got in over my head. Always fair and honest. One of the good guys!
Uncle Sandy u will be so missed and loved
Sandy and I went to Oakview School together--he was a good classmate and a trusted friend--we met only off & on over the years since then--I could always count on getting a "deal" when visiting 6 Mile Auto--he was a "thinker"--sorta slow to respond--but always with kindness and consideration of our friendship--I'm saddened at his passing--"too soon, my friend--too soon".....I don't like saying good-bye to a life-long friend....Tom Scholtens - GR
Sandy was one of the really good guys. A great dry sense of humor, as honest as they come. I'll miss you-
It saddened me to see the pain on Newell's face when he had to tell me of his best friend's passing, and we both have so many fond memories! We sure had a lot of fun, and we just never knew what that guy would think of doing next...we will both miss him! Rest in peace, Sandy - I love you, too!!!
Going to miss talking Drag Racing and Horsepower with you. Hope they have a fast track up there. Vince Rasch
He was one of the good guys.We go back over 40 years
1958, first time I met Sandy.
On the first day at a new school, thought I would have to walk home after school all by myself until Sandy gave me a ride on the handle bars of his bike. Sandy always treated me like his other little brother.
Haven't seen you in so many years but boy did we have fun in those days! Rest in peace my friend. You were a class act.
Sandy- Your a wonderful person, my kids and I were lucky to have you in our lives! You will be missed by all.
Kim,Mark and Kids
Sandy - You were one of the most thoughtful, special people in my life. We had some great times that I'll never forget. You will always be in my heart.
He was one wonderful, fun, loving guy! He will be missed!
Sandy and I have been friends and race buddies and every thing eles for 50 years and I will never forget some of the CRAZY things we did.I know I taught you all my bad habits but we had a lot of fun together in our younger years.I will never forget you my friend. LOVE NEWELL
Karen and Steve: So sorry to hear about Sandy. He was always very nice and kind to me.
What a great guy. He will be missed.
I will miss my Uncle Sandy.
Steve, please accept my condolences on the loss of Sandy. As you know from our conversations last summer ,I had not seen Sandy since we were kids but I always remember him as being quite a character. May he Rest in Peace.
Sandy was the best, it was an honor to know him.. the lawnmower racing storys,.along with everything elese!! We will miss you Sandy.........
Our condolences to the entire Sandholm family on the loss of your brother, brother-in-law and uncle. You are in our thoughts and prayers during this especially sad time in your lives.
Dennis & Cindy O'Connor (St. Petersburg, Fl.)
I have wonderful memories of Sandy. He boated with Ron and me at Barretts and North Shore. Shared lots of meals, beers, and laughs.
Karen, Doug and family
Please know that you are in my thoughts much more than usual as you go through this difficult time. He was a good man, and even though I never had the opportunity to meet him he will always be a hero to me.
Love to you always
Goodbye to one of the sweetest men I was lucky enough to have in my life. You were an amazaing brother. I will miss you everyday and will never forget. Not ready to let you go. I love you.