SPARTA - Peter Sands, 50, of Sparta, died Monday, Dec. 23, 2013, at Compassionate Care Hospice in Dover after a long illness. Peter was born in Hackensack to Peter and Joanne Sands and grew up in South Hackensack. He resided for the past 18 years in Sparta. He was employed as a chemical engineer with BASF of Peekskill, N.Y., for the past few months. He formerly worked for 17 years at Novartis Pharmaceuticals. Peter was extremely proud of his two children, Peter, who recently graduated from Penn State University, and Christina, a licensed N.J. cosmetologist. He loved watching his son play sports and assisted as his son's baseball coach. Peter was predeceased by his father, Peter Sands, in 1995. Surviving him are his wife of 25 years, Dorothy Kriete-Sands; son, Peter John Sands and daughter, Christina Elizabeth Sands, both at home; sister, Cathy Maher (Stephen), of Powhatan, Va.; his mother, Joanne Sands, of Sparta; his nephews, Christopher and Kevin Maher; and niece, Loren Maher. Family and friends are invited to pay their respects 4 to 8 p.m. Friday, Dec. 27, to Goble Funeral Home, 22 Main St., Sparta. A 10 a.m. Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Saturday, Dec. 28, at Our Lady of the Lake R.C. Church, Sparta, followed by a private cremation. Memorial contributions may be made in Peter's name to the
Finance Dept., 30 E. 33rd St., New York, N.Y. 10016. For more information, visit www.goblefuneral.com.
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Published in The New Jersey Herald on Dec. 25, 2013