Sanford James Dalglish, age 70, passed away Sunday, February 24, 2013 in Dayton, Pa. He was born February 28, 1942 in Erie, Pa., son of the late John and Ethel Miller Dalglish. Sandy's father died when he was ten years old, but he got an early education traveling with his parents and brothers back and forth to California, and then Arizona. He was given a Scottish name because his father was born in Scotland. His nickname was Sandy because they did not want him to be called "Red", as he had bright red hair. Sandy was a good student and an excellent athlete. Growing up he was a star little league pitcher, and home run hitter. He was a 1960 graduate of Lawrence Park High School where he lettered all four years in both football (quarterback) and basketball. In both sports he was awarded All County honors for three years and was recognized as All State in basketball in his Senior year. The Erie Times-News chose Sandy as one of the best 100 athletes of the Century in 2000, and in 2009 he was inducted into the Wesleyville-Iroquois-Lawrence Park Hall of Fame. Sandy graduated from Gannon College with a degree in Business Administration. His freshman year, however, he attended Westminster College in New Wilmington, Pa. There he played basketball on their NAIA National Championship team. Following college, Sandy worked most of his career at American Sterilizer of Erie, but had sales representative assignments in Columbia, Mo., Phoenix, Ariz., Pittsburgh and Erie. Preceding him in passing were his first wife, Patricia Cunningham Dalglish; an infant brother, John; brother Jack and his wife Pat; and his stepfather, Anthony Dunst. Survivors include his wife Debra and their family; brother, Edward Dalglish (Sally) of Erie; sister, Nancy Lucore of Pflugerville, Texas, brother, Robert Dunst (Chris) of Chalfont, Pa.; and numerous nieces and nephews. A Funeral Service and burial has been arranged by the Bauer-Bly Funeral Home for February 27 in Dayton, Pa. at 10 a.m. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Donnell House Hospice, Washington, PA 15301 or John Kanzius Cancer Research, 130 West 8th St., Erie, PA 16501. To send condolences, visit www.dusckasfuneralhome.com.
Published in the Erie Times-News on Feb. 26, 2013