Gerald E. Sands, 83, of Tunkhannock, passed away Friday morning Oct. 26, 2012. He was born in Sayre on July 1, 1929, the son of the late Earl and Mildred (Harding) Sands.
He was a 1948 graduate of Tunkhannock High School and soon after married Annabelle Lunger on Dec. 31, 1948. Gerald worked for Gracy Farms of Scranton as a delivery man for many years, worked at the Dietrich Theatre & Starlight Drive-In, operated Tunkhannock Area School buses, founded & operated AJ Taxi, and was also employed for more than 20 years at Sherwood Chevrolet.
Gerald was a member of the Tunkhannock Kiwanis, Triton Fire Company, Tunkhannock Beagle Club, Masonic Lodge 248, and was a proud supporter of the Tunkhannock Area School Athletics.
In addition to his parents he is preceded in death by son Dennis Sands.
In addition to his wife, Gerald is survived by daughter, Susan and husband Bill Stephens; grandchildren. Jason Stephens, Jeremy (and wife) Stephanie Stephens, Josh (and wife) Julie Stephens, Sean (and wife) Patricia Sands, and Eric (and wife) Tracy Sands; brother, Gifford (and wife) Ruby Sands; and sister, Ellen (and husband) Ozz Rogers; daughter-in-law, Cheryl Sands; eight great grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews.
Funeral Services will be held Oct. 29 at the Harding-Litwin Funeral Home, W. Tioga St., Tunkhannock, with Rev. Peter F. Geschwindner of the Tunkhannock United Methodist Church officiating. Interment will be at Sunnyside Cemetery.
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In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Wyoming County