William Joseph Sandly Sr.

William Joseph Sandly Sr., 55, of Clarks Summit, formerly of Taylor, died Thursday at Geisinger Community Medical Center in Scranton. He is survived by his wife of 31 years, Cheryll Murray Sandly.

Born in Justus, son of the late Donald Albert and Clara Howells Sandly, he was a 1977 graduate of Lakeland High School, and a self-employed landscaper. Bill also coached and mentored the varsity football program at Riverside High School, Taylor Junior Vikes, Sloan Little League and the Taylor Teener League. He will continue helping others, as he was an organ donor.

Bill enjoyed hunting, fishing and donating to the Arbor Day Foundation. He was also an avid Boston Red Sox fan.

Also surviving are his children, William Sandly Jr. and his wife, Danielle, Old Forge; Stephen Sandly, Wilkes Barre; Jason Sandly and his wife, Kerry, Elimsport; and Cheryll Sandly and her fiancé, William Sledzinski, Clarks Summit; three brothers, Merle Sandly and his wife, Mila, Waldorf, Md.; Albert Sandly and his wife, Judith, Scranton; and Frank Sandly and his wife, Wendy, Clarks Summit; three sisters, Donna Confletti and her husband, Rocco, West Wyoming; Cindy Sandly, Edwardsville; and Leona Kishbaugh and her husband, Patrick, Scranton; his uncle, Joseph Sandly, Runnemede, N.J.; four grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.

A funeral service will be held Sunday at 2 p.m. at the Lawrence E. Young Funeral Home, 418 S. State St., Clarks Summit, by the Rev. James Buchanan, pastor of the Berean Interdenominational Church, Scranton. Interment will be private and held at the convenience of the family.

Friends may call Sunday from noon until time of service.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the , 30 E. 33rd St., New York, NY 10016.

To sign the online guestbook, visit www.lawrenceey oungfuneralhome.com.

Funeral Home

Lawrence E. Young Funeral Home
418 S. State St.  Clarks Summit, PA 18411
570-586-7821

Published in Scranton Times on Mar. 1, 2014