I just found out that a fellow Fiero enthusiast and friend has passed away. Les Sandy became the Vice President of NEFA after I stepped down from that position. He will be missed.
CHESHIRE- Leslie “Les” C. Sandy, 73, passed away June 13, 2011 at his home. He was the husband of Sandra J. (Howard) Sandy whom he was married to for 51 years.
He was born April 13, 1938 in David City, NE son of the late Benjamin and Alvira (Chambers) Sandy.
Les served in the Air Force from 1955 to 1959. He was a member of the B.P.O.E Lodge #2224 in Hamden, the Moose Lodge in Waldorf, MD and the Fiero Club of New England. He was born and raised in the Mid-West, and was a 35 year resident of Cheshire living in Stamford prior.
Besides his wife Sandra, Les is survived by his two daughters Brenda Pawlowicz of Meriden, and Sharon and her husband Jeff Miller of Jacksonville, FL; two brothers Harold L. and his wife Karen Sandy of Osage Beach, MO, Charles M. and his wife Vicki Sandy of Coal Valley, IL; a brother in law Bernie and his wife Charline Howard of Cape Coral, FL; four sisters Joyce and her husband Jerry Hoeft of Webb City, MO, Ida and her husband Denny Siedel of Valparaiso, NE, Judy and her husband Bob Leu of O’ Fallon, MO, and Eileen and her husband Rob Eisele of Forest, IL; three grandchildren Gary B., Courtney, Jeffrey; father in law Bernard Howard of White Plains, MD; two sister-in-laws Nancy Miller of White Plains, MD, and Ellen Sandy; and many nieces and nephews. Leslie was predeceased by his brother Carl L. Sandy.
Arrangements- A Memorial Service for Leslie will be held July 20, 2011 at Cheshire United Methodist Church, 205 Academy Rd, 06410 at 10 A.M. Burial will be at the convenience of the family. There are no calling hours. The Alderson Funeral Home of Cheshire, 615 South Main St, 06410 is in charge of the arrangements. Donations in Les’s name may be made to VITAS INNOVATIVE HOSPICE CARE, 1579 Straits Turnpike, Middlebury, 06762 or to the American Cancer Society, 5 Brookside Drive, P.O Box 5022, Wallingford, CT 06492.
I, too, am sorry to hear of Les' passing. I met him at the first Fiero Factory Swap Meet. He apparently was on the old Fiero mailing list, and saw me mention I was from Nebraska. He hunted me down at the swap meet, and we talked quite a bit about Nebraska, as he was born and raised in a small town not far from where I live. I really enjoyed our talk, and although I never saw him again, we kept in touch on occasion via email. I hadn't heard from him in several years, and interestingly enough, was just thinking about him the other day and wondering how he was doing.
Jun 17th, 2011
Posts: 10652 From: Virginia Beach, Virginia Registered: Feb 2007
Here is a picture that was given to me. It's from the Barberino Pontiac car show in Wallingford, CT. from back in 2002 or 2003. Les is two rows directly behind me. This photo brings back some fond memories of our club meetings and car shows back then. Click on the photo to see a larger version.
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