SANDS Albert B. Sands, age 77, of Westerville, Ohio, went home to be with the Lord on November 25, 2012. He retired as a Lt. Col. from the U.S. Army and Ohio National Guard with over 30 years of service and from the State of Ohio as an Emergency Management Planner, but his greatest joy was being Pappaw to his six grandchildren. He was a member of Westerville Christian Church, Masonic Lodge in Malta, OH, Scottish Rite in Akron, OH and former volunteer at Bethesda Hospital, Zanesville, OH. Al was an avid golfer and especially enjoyed golfing with his grandsons, his brothers, and his Senoir League friends. He is survived by his wife of 49 years, Alice; daughters, Sandra (Mark) Green, Renee Matthewson and Susan (Charlie) Kubelik; grandchildren, Kyle and Kevin Matthewson, Aimee and Tyler Green, Emma and Jonathan Kubelik; brothers, Robert (Dee) Sands and Ronald (Mary Jo) Sands; several nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by parents Donald and Mildred Sands, sisters Elizabeth Pettet, Bonnie Sands and Wanda McKown. Family will receive friends from 1-3 p.m. Saturday, December 1, 2012 at MORELAND FUNERAL HOME, 55 East Schrock Road, Westerville, OH. followed by a funeral service at 3 p.m. Pastors Greg Bondurant and Mark Stier, officiating. The family would like to extend their thanks to the staff of Riverside Methodist Hospital, with a special thank you to Lee Morgan, Kathy Grannan, RN and Suzanne Beers, RN, for your unwavering support, special care and friendship. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to Westerville Christian Church Building Fund or Tway Oncology Research Fund, c/o Riverside Methodist Hospital, 180 E. Broad St., Columbus, OH 43215.
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Published in The Columbus Dispatch on Nov. 26, 2012