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SANDO, Dr., Don Emerson 88, of Centerville passed away on October 7, 2012. He was preceded in death by his parents, Jesse and Virginia Sando and his brother Robert Sando. He is survived by his loving wife of 64 years, Marjorie Wright Sando, and their children: Joseph and Virginia Sando Ochsner of Hurricane, WV, Dr. William C. and Martha Sando of Indianapolis, IN, and Timothy A. and Susan Sando of Bellbrook, OH. He leaves nine grandchildren in whom he took great pride: Noah Sando, Dr. Ian and Christen Sando, Amy and Andrew Ochsner, Bill and Kendall Sando Chrisovergis , Taylor, Grant, Blair and Cole Sando. Dr. Sando was born in Pitsburg, OH, and soon moved to New Madison, OH. As a young man, he was active in scouting and went on to become an Eagle Scout. He was a graduate of Miami University of Ohio, where he was a member of Sigma Alpha Epsilon and Phi Beta Kappa, and the Northwestern University School of Medicine. He furthered his medical training at the Evanston Hospital in Evanston, IL, specializing in Internal Medicine. During the Korean War, he enlisted in the U.S. Air Force and attained the rank of Captain. Dr. Sando was a 55 year member of Fairmont Presbyterian Church where he served as a Deacon and an Elder. "Papa" was a devoted husband, father, and grandfather and enjoyed many sports and hobbies. He was an avid tennis player, golfer, bridge player, bowler, photographer, birder and fisherman. His travels were extensive whether by motorcycle, canoe, or more conventional methods. After retiring in 1988, Dr. Sando was honored by the American College of Physicians in 1989, State of Ohio Chapter, receiving the Laureate Award, as special recognition by his peers. Dr. Sando embodied all that is good in human nature. He was kind, caring, and generous and lived much of his life in the service of others. He was adored by his patients for the quality of care he provided and for his unhurried, gentle, and compassionate manner. His was a life well lived. On Saturday, October 20th, there will be a memorial service at 2:00pm at TOBIAS FUNERAL HOME - FAR HILLS CHAPEL with visitation at 1:00pm. Burial will be private. Services will be conducted by the Reverend Denise Weaver. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Fairmont Church Memorial Fund, 3705 Far Hills Ave., Kettering, OH, 45459, or The Bethany Village Benevolent Fund, 6435 Inner Mission Way, Centerville, OH, 45459. Condolences may be made to www.tobiasfuneralhome.com.

Published in Dayton Daily News from Oct. 10 to Oct. 14, 2012
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