Joan Gaumer Sanford

June 13, 1928 ‒ February 07, 2013

Delaware, Ohio

Joan Gaumer Sanford, 84, of Delaware passed away early Thursday morning February 7, 2013 at the Arbors of Delaware.

She was born June 13, 1928 in Mt. Vernon, Ohio to Paul and Aurice (Sevits) Gaumer.

She was a 1947 graduate of Mt. Vernon High School and worked from graduation until 1964 as an operator/supervisor at the Mt. Vernon Telephone Company. On August 28, 1954, she married the love of her life Robert with whom she later co-authored several books with on collecting glassware. The most recent publication was by Schiffer Publishing in 2003 entitled Victorian Glass Novelties.

Left behind to cherish her memory are her husband of 58 years, Robert “Bob”; brother-in-law, Larry Sanford of Johnstown; nieces, Nicki Skipper of Vermont, Susan Sanford of Massachusetts and Kelly Taylor of Dublin; nephew, Steve Mellette of Key West, Florida; cousins, Lloyd Gaumer Jr. of Mt. Vernon and Jane Hoffman of Centerburg.

Graveside services will be held on Monday February 11th at 11:00 am at Oak Grove Cemetery, Delaware.

Memorial contributions in her memory may be made to the Humane Society of Delaware County, 4920 St. Rt. 37 E, Delaware, Ohio 43015.

The Snyder-Rodman Funeral Center of Delaware is honored to serve the Sanford family and condolences may be expressed and memories may be shared by visiting