Sanford Etheridge Ph.D.
Garden of Memories
4900 Airline Drive
Metairie, LA
Sanford Etheridge, Ph.D., born in Conroe, Texas on August 23, 1927, departed this life on September 9, 2013, after a long illness. He was predeceased by his beloved wife, Helga Pfitzer Etheridge. Dr. Etheridge attended the University of Texas and received his Ph.D. at Harvard University. He pursued part of his post-graduate studies at the University of Saarbruecken in Germany where he met and married his future wife. Dr. Etheridge taught classical languages at Tulane University for many years until his retirement in the late 1993. He was truly a Renaissance man, who mastered multiple languages, raised and showed horses, explored his heritage by learning to read and write Gaelic, and in his later years, enjoyed writing and sharing his satirical limericks and cheering on the New Orleans Saints each Sunday. A genealogy and computer buff, Sanford took pride in researching and documenting his vast family tree, and he was considered the family historian, frequently corresponding with and gladly answering the questions of even distant relatives just getting started on their research. He will always be remembered for his insatiable curiosity, brilliant mind, and sharp wit. He was a loving and generous family man, a devoted husband, and proud father and grandfather always willing to lend a helping hand. Sanford is survived by his three loving daughters, Julia Miller (Richard), Lucy Duhon (Neil), and Emily Etheridge Fuzette (Michael); and five grandchildren, Richard Miller, Jr., Elizabeth Groover, Christiane Miller, Jessica and Jeremy Duhon. Relatives and friends are invited to attend the Funeral Service at Garden of Memories Funeral Home, 4900 Airline Drive, Metairie, LA on Saturday, September 14, 2013 at 11:00 AM. Visitation will be from 9:00 AM until service time. Interment will be in Garden of Memories Cemetery. The family wishes to thank the staff of Fresenius Medical Care for their attentive and compassionate care during Sanford's illness. Special thanks are also given to Bob and Cassie Pritt, friends and neighbors whose assistance and companionship have been invaluable to Sanford and his family. Online condolences may be offered at
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Published by The Advocate from Sep. 11 to Sep. 14, 2013.
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Sanford, never got to meet you in person but thru our communications concerning genealogy I grew to be very fond of you and will always remember your with that fondness. The kindness you showed me was always very much appreciated.
Stevie Etheridge
May 25, 2017
Emily, Lucy and Julie,

Uncle Teency was always fun to be with when we got together for family visits. As I got older I really enjoyed conversations with him because he had such interesting things to say about history and family. I also enjoyed our recent email exchanges regarding some old business matters in Conroe. He was always willing to do what he could to help. Dianne and I send our condolences to you all and pray God's strength and comfort for you.
Mark and Dianne Etheridge
Mark Etheridge
September 14, 2013
What a wonderful and gifted man! It is so sad to lose cousin Grant. My heartfelt condolences.
Wendy Sterba
September 13, 2013
Sanford directed my Master's thesis at Tulane University almost 40 years ago. It is safe to say without his interest and support I never could have managed to write it. He was both a wonderful scholar and a wonderful person.
Dr Stephen Pearce
September 13, 2013
Lucy and family,
His life was truly a tapestry that will continue to enrich all of you - my your sorrow and grief be lessened by the all the wonderful memories.
Marcia King-Blandford
September 13, 2013
Emily, Lucy and Julie - May you find comfort in your memories, family and friends. Our loved ones never leave our hearts, and one day we will be reunited again. Much love to the entire family. - Ron
Ron Ciancaruso
September 13, 2013
Our sympathies to Emily and the entire family. Kristi & Carl Anglen
Kristi Anglen
September 13, 2013
Emily and family, so sorry for your loss! What a lovely tribute to a wonderful man! Prayers for you and your family during this difficult time.
VanHoeve Family
September 13, 2013
Lucy -

My deepest sympathy to you and your family. But how wonderful that he lived such a rich, full and accomplished life and shared it with so many people.

"S.P." (swiente pokoje)

Sheryl Stevens
September 13, 2013
Lucy and family,
I am so sorry to learn of your loss. What a wonderful life he had! Sending thoughts and prayers. Take care,
Jodi Jameson
September 13, 2013
My condolences and prayers for you all! He was a great man. Thank God he continues to live on in you all! My prayers are with you all.
Vikki Titus-Duvio
September 12, 2013
What a great tribute Teency was to the Etheridge Clan! His memory will live forever in our hearts, and he and Helga will be greatly missed. Praying God's peace and strength to all of you during this time.
Karen & Keith
September 11, 2013
The only words that come to my mind, You are already being missed.
Dennis Etheridge
September 10, 2013
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