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Paul Martin Sands

March 25, 1929 ~ April 25, 2021 (age 92)

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Paul Martin Sands

March 25, 1929    April 25, 2021

     Paul Martin Sands, 92, of rural Roaring Spring was called home suddenly to his Savior, Sunday afternoon, April 25, 2021 at Conemaugh Nason Medical Center, Roaring Spring.

     He was born in Smoketown, Lancaster County, son of the late William A. and Emma (Brooks) Sands.  On April 7, 1950 he married Helen M. Ranck in Paradise.

     Surviving are his beloved wife of 71 years; two sons: Kenneth E. Sands of Shippensburg and Carl D. Sands (Jacqueline) of Albuquerque, NM; a daughter, Karen L. Lytle (John) of rural Roaring Spring; six grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren; two sisters: Martha Miller (Harold) and Rose Good (Irvin); and a brother, William Sands (Reba).

     He was preceded in death by a daughter-in-law, Kathleen Sands; a sister, Elma Stoltzfus; and three brothers: Amos, John and Richard Sands.

     Paul owned and operated a farm in Coatesville for over 50 years, before retiring to his home now in rural Roaring Spring.  He was a faithful member of Grace Bible Church, Hollidaysburg.

     Paul loved the many years he worked on their farm and also enjoyed keeping busy around their home, which included planting flowers each spring. He was truly happiest when he was planning and tackling his next project. 

     A memorial service will be held at 1pm, Saturday, May 1, 2021 at Grace Bible Church, Hollidaysburg, Pastor Daren Ritchey and Dr. Woodrow Kroll officiating and will be livestreamed at   Private interment will be held at Dry Hill Cemetery, Woodbury.

     Memorial contributions in memory of Paul may be given to the Samaritan’s Purse, P.O. Box 3000, Boone, NC 28607 or Woodrow Kroll Ministries, P.O. Box 2013, Titusville, FL 32781.

     Arrangements are by John K. Bolger Funeral Home Inc., Martinsburg.


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Memorial Service
May 1, 2021

1:00 PM
Grace Bible Church
164 Laurel Ln
Hollidaysburg, PA 16648

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