Patty D. Sand

October 04, 1951 ‒ July 24, 2016

Galion, Ohio

Lovingly called “Maw” by her grandchildren, Patty had a kind and generous heart and will be sadly missed by her cherished family. Patty D. Sand passed away unexpectedly Sunday, July 24, 2016 at the Galion Community Hospital Emergency Room at the age of 64.

Born October 4, 1951 in Galion, she was the daughter of the late James H. and Edna G. (Somerlot) Music.
Patty is survived by her husband of 44 years, Bill Sand who she married on April 8, 1972.

Patty was a graduate of Galion High School in 1970. She was a member of VFW 4329, American Legion Scarbrough 243, Army Navy Garrison 987, AMVETS, Owls Club and Galion Moose 303 where she worked on weekends. Patty enjoyed golfing, cookouts at her home and especially loved spending time with her family.

In addition to her husband, she is survived by children Heather (Jeff) Downing and Rodney Sand, both of Galion; grandchildren Amber, Jessica, Ryan and Colton; brother Gary (Pat) Music of Fredericktown; niece Andrea (Jeff) Sellers of Butler and their children Tyler, Trey and Blake; niece Courtney Springer of Bellville and her children Macy and Ava and Nephew Brad (Lyn) Kiger of Columbus and their children Allison and Ava.

The family will receive friends from 2 to 4 p.m. and 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, July 27, 2016 at Richardson Davis Chapel of Snyder Funeral Homes, 218 South Market St., Galion, Ohio 44833 where services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Thursday, July 28 with Rev. Joe Stafford officiating.

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  • Prayers to the family, we have known Patty for a long time and she will really be missed. we send our condolences Dan and Joelene Phillips

  • I am so very sorry Bill and family. I was so shocked to hear that Patty left us here. She was always smiles and laughter . Such a kind soul that will be missed by many. R.I.P. Patty and my prayers to the family

  • I don’t remember NOT knowing Patty. I will miss her laugh so much. Praying for you as you try to deal with the shock of this. Alicia Rick J and Annie Bishop.

  • My thoughts and prayers to Patty’s family ….. she was a “special” person with a heart of gold. She is going to be so missed. The heavens have received one “smiling” angel. I am still in shock and I pray that God gives her family the strength to go on.

  • Bill, Heather,Rodney and families You have my deepest sympathy for your loss. Patty was such an awesome person. All the children in heaven are having a ball with her now.
    Prays for peace at this time
    Deb and Lizzy

  • A great lady who I worked with at the Moose year ago. Her laugh was unmistakable. So happy to have known her and sad she is gone.

  • I am so sorry for your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you all. Patty was a great person who will be greatly missed.

  • Bill, Heather, and Rodney – My thoughts and prayers are with you in your time of sorrow. I have many memories of our families spending time together growing up.

  • Bill,Heather and families, Wow is all I can say just spent the evening with her and Bill Friday night can’t imagine what you guys are going through. But Please know Our Thoughts and Prayers are with all of you. Patty was such a sweet person always smiling , talking about family and her babysitting kids she loved dearly. She will be missed by many.

  • We are so shocked :what a lady that will be truly missed by many : her laugh was contagious- Sending our deepest sympathy

  • Patty will be greatly missed, she had a great sense of humor , a contagious laugh that made everyone else laugh.

  • So very sorry for your loss. I have fond memories of patty watching my kids, she truly had a wonderful heart. Prayers for you all

  • Patty was always made you feel like you were just the person she wanted to see right then. A joy to be around; especially when we played “do you remember when Galion had”… She will be sorely missed.
    Dennis & Sheila Doerflein

  • Bill ,Heather and Rodney- I remember well when we all met at the Moose many, many years ago and became great friends. We shared many late nights & laughs, good times, along some tears … as well as our kids growing up together and becoming good friends, Shannon and Heather are still best friends yet today.We were so shocked to hear the sorrowful news of Patty’s passing. Our thoughts and prayers are with each of you. RIP Patty, your unique laugh and personality will be missed by all who knew you.
    Tony and Sandy Mullins

  • Shock is not the word.She was a friend to all she met…Angels are on earth and they are called friends, you were like an angel to me all the time and with the laugh that still rings in many ears today. you’ll never be forgotten.

  • Sorry for your loss. Just spoke to her on Saturday. She will be missed by al

  • So sad to hear about Patty she was one sweet person and will be missed. Carolyn Rogers

  • Prayers for the family! Patty was a wonderful person and will be missed! We wish you Faith! Pennie & Bill Fox

  • Such a sad, shocking loss. RIP Patty. Your genuine friendship, smile and laugh will be remembered always. Our thoughts and prayers are with Bill and the family.

  • Patty, your work here on earth was not done, but God had other plans for you. Your smiles and giggles will be missed. Prayers for your family that they find peace in the days and years to come. God Bless You and may you forever be at peace!!

  • Bill and family… I’m so sorry for your loss. Never did I walk into a place that Patty didn’t make it a point to speak to me, and she had such an infectious laugh! Everybody laughed when she did! I’m sure going to miss that…

  • To the Sand Family,
    Please accept our sympathy and prayers for the passing of Patty. Patty was a very unique person in that she was always laughing and enjoying life. Patty’s positive attitude was infectious and people wanted to share in her life. Patty will be missed by many, especially the many children that she babysat/cared for over the years. Snowball fights in her home! What fun was this!
    Our hearts are saddened for your family and your loss.
    The Ron Nelson Family

  • Thoughts and prayers with the family I knew Patty as a young girl and always loved her laugh she was kind to everyone and will be greatly missed by many. So sorry for your loss.

  • Dear Bill and family, just got the news of Patty’s passing, so sorry for your loss our prayers are with you and the family. She will surely be missed by so many, she was a treasure to us all so much fun, she has given us so many memories.

  • Bill and Family
    We are so sorry for your loss our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.


  • Bill and family,
    So sorry to hear of Patty’s passing. Your in our thoughts and prayers during this difficult time.

    Gary and Wendy Agin

  • So sorry to hear this her smile and laugh could lite up the whole room my condolence to her family patti I will continue to thro the corn for you rip my friend

  • Bill and Family,
    May all the memories of the fun and laughter that you have shared bring you peace and comfort at this most difficult time.
    With deepest Sympathy, Joe and Jean Beck

  • Bill and Family, There are no words to express the hurt I have in my heart for the loss of your wife, mother and grandmother. I have known her since grade school and she has not changed over the years. I will truly miss her funny stories and her laughter. She was truly one of a kind. May you find peace in your heart knowing she is in a better place. My condolences to the entire family.

  • Bill and family,
    We thought the world of Patty. I cannot imagine not seeing her and laughing with her, but most of all I will miss her stories. I am blessed to have called her friend. You are all in our thoughts and prayer at this sad time.

  • Sorry for your loss. My thoughts and prayers be with you. Patty was a wonderful person and her laugh will be dearly missed by all.

  • Bill and Family, We are shocked to hear about Patty’s death. She was a wonderful person. Her laugh could be heard all over the Moose when she was up there. We will miss her dancing to our Band and miss seeing her smile while we are playing music.God be with all of you.

  • Bill and Family, We are shocked to hear about Patty’s death. She was a wonderful person. Her laugh could be heard all over the Moose when she was up there. We will miss her dancing to our Band and miss seeing her smile while we are playing music.God be with all of you.