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Sanford Harvey Shulman


1936 - 2015 Obituary Condolences
Sanford Harvey Shulman Obituary
December 15, 1936 - June 21, 2015 Sandy Shulman passed away on Father's Day seemingly from a "broken heart" after enduring the passing of his wife Ina Sue Shulman just 7 months ago. Sandy and Ina Sue were married for over 55 years. Sandy, born just outside of Pittsburg, PA., grew up as a huge Steeler, Pirate and Penguin's fan. His parents, Julius and Sara, moved to LA when he was in elementary school. A tremendous athlete, he held multiple track and field records at Fairfax HS while also playing on the football (all City linemen) and baseball (decorated outfielder) teams. Those records were broken years later by Sandy's brother Dr Ned Shulman, who died also in November from brain cancer. Sandy met Ina Sue shortly after serving one tour in the US Army. Sandy held down many jobs after they married, including driving a taxi and serving as a meat cutter until he landed a career in the traveling photography/family portraits business (Telecolor). He used that experience to start Isle's National Portrait Studios, which he built into the second largest business of its kind in the US. When massive inflation and gas shortages hit in the late 70's, Sandy was forced to close the business but reinvented himself as a Thoroughbred horse trainer. He trained horses for almost 30 years and amassed over 800 career wins, primarily in the southern California circuit, comprised of Santa Anita, Hollywood Park and Del Mar race tracks. Sandy is survived by his son, Leonard Shulman (wife Dodette), daughter Eileen Daley, grandkids, Shaylynn (husband Tim), Tyson, Tyler, McKenzie and Kennedy along with two great grand kids, Hudson and Aiden. An amazing father, Sandy coached his son in youth baseball and basketball and didn't miss a single HS sporting event of either his son (basketball and track) or his daughter (tennis). His devotion to youth athletics carried forward with his grandkids as he was often seen at numerous sporting events and rarely missed a local club soccer match in which his twin granddaughters (Tiger and Mac) played. He propelled his knowledge and love of youth sports into a 15 year high school official "side" career, serving as a line judge (football) and umpire (baseball). In addition to his dedication to youth sports, Sandy was very generous with various charities and philanthropic causes. An absolute prince of a guy, it would be hard to find someone that didn't find him funny, smart and generous with his time and money. A devoted husband and father, who loved and cherished his wife; a true gentleman. Services will be held at Mt. Sinai 5950 Forest Lawn Dr. LA on Friday June 26th at 11:30am. For further details contact Mt. Sinai at www.mountsinaiparks.org. Sandy's family requests that in lieu of flowers, donations be made to Pediatric Cancer Research Foundation- www.pcrf-kids.org or the Downtown Dog Rescue - www.downtowndogrescue.org.
Published in the Los Angeles Times from June 23 to June 25, 2015
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