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Ralph E. Sands

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RALPH E. SANDS, 89, OF BOYERTOWN Ralph E. Sands, 89, husband of Mildred Sands of Boyertown, passed away on Tuesday, September, 10, 2013 at the Pottstown Memorial Medical Center. Born in Reading, PA., he was the last surviving son of Minnie (Imbody) and John Rhoads Sands. Ralph was employed at Boyertown Body Works for 26 years as a welder and installing special options; he also worked at Ryder Truck Corp in Pennsburg as supervisor in the body shop repairing tractor trailers retiring in 1987. He also enjoyed growing Christmas trees for over 20 years and taking care of his wife. During WWII he served as a Sargent in the US Army in the South Pacific as a mechanic in the 20th Air Force working on B-29's on the Island of Tinian. Ralph is survived by his wife Mildred of 66 years, nieces and nephews and their families. He was predeceased by his children, Ralph E., Jr., Peggy Sue and Sandra Lyn Sands; sisters, Grace Thomas and Emma Youse: brothers, William, Lawrence, Harold, Linwood, Stanley and Randall. Funeral services will be 11 a.m., Saturday, September 14, 2014 at the Linwood W. Ott Funeral Home, Inc. 111 N. Reading Ave. Boyertown, PA. Friends may call at the funeral home, Saturday from 10 to 11 a.m. Interment will be in Fairview Cemetery, Boyertown. Online condolences may be made at

Published in The Mercury on Sept. 13, 2013
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