RUSHFORD - Carl Sandlin, of 8619 County Road 49, passed away Wednesday (March 27, 2013) in the Comfort House of Allegany County in Wellsville.
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Carl was born on May 31, 1929, in New Castle, Ind., and was a son of Asbury and Minta Patton Sandlin. On April 15, 1948, in Niagara Falls, he married Ida Mae "Jackie" Fugate, who pre-deceased him July 4, 1980.
Carl was a graduate of the North Vernon (Ind.) High School. He was a very proud man with values who served his country in the U.S. Marine Corps during World War II from Sept. 15, 1945 to Nov. 2, 1946. After the war, he moved to Niagara Falls and worked at Union Carbide for over 30 years as an electrician, retiring in 1982. In the mid-1980s, he moved to Rushford.
Carl was a truly an avid outdoorsman who liked hunting, fishing, guns, gardening and camping. He was a member of the Cuba American Legion, Cuba AMVETs and Cuba VFW.
Surviving Carl are a daughter, Patricia "Sue" (Charles "Tim") Weed of Rushford; five grandchildren; three great grandchildren; a son-in-law, Ronald LaGamba of Albion; three brothers, Eugene and Paul Sandlin, both of Indiana, and Asbury Sandlin of Tennessee; and many nieces and nephews.
Carl was pre-deceased by two daughters, Helen J. (Carol) Thompson in 1994 and Nancy E. LaGamba in 2011.
Friends will be received from 1 to 3 p.m. Monday (April 1, 2013) in the Letro-McIntosh-Spink Funeral Home Inc., 24 Genesee Pkwy., Cuba, with funeral and committal services at 3 p.m. The Rev. Les E. Chamber, pastor of the West Clarksville Baptist Church, will officiate. Members of the Cuba American Legion Post 655 will conduct a flag presentation ceremony. Burial will be in the Niagara Falls Memorial Park, Lewiston.
Memorials may be made to the Comfort House of Allegany County, 141 State St., Wellsville, New York 14895.
Online condolences may be made at www.LetroMcIntoshSpinkFuneralHome.com.
Published in The Olean Times Herald from Mar. 28 to Mar. 30, 2013