Paul A. Sanford, 68, died Wednesday, December 23rd, 2020, at Samaritan Medical Center after a lengthy illness. He resided with his son, Cody, for the past year and a half of his illness.Paul left this world peacefully with his family by his side.
Born August 5, 1952, he was the son of Eugene and Edna (Salter) Sanford. Paul was predeceased by his parents, Eugene and Edna. His sisters Faith Sanford, Sharon Doldo and Marsha Ashland (Raymond) and his brother Marc Sanford (Donna) also died before him.
Paul is survived by his three sons, Bryant, Dylan (LaFargeville) and Cody Sanford (Watertown), as well as his brother Bruce (Jacki) Sanford, sisters Dawn (John) Krupcale (Florida,) Gail Sanford ( Queensbury), April Slate (Wyoming) and Christine Rusaw (Theresa). Paul was also loved dearly by his numerous nieces and nephews.
Paul was a lifelong resident of the LaFargeville/ Clayton area and served by trade as a carpenter. After high school he enlisted in the United States Army from 1971-74 and served in Vietnam. He was an outdoorsman. He was an avid hunter, trapper and fisherman. He spent as much time as possible in nature and loved to feed his birds and especially loved cardinals. When he was not exploring nature he was out visiting his many friends and family members. He loved to chat and tell stories wherever he went.
A marriage to the former Tina Mundt ended in separation.
Paul will be forever missed by those who loved him. A Spring service will be announced at a later date.
Paul was not just my cousin, but a good friend. We shared a lot of Baseball stories, Paul being a Yankee fan and myself a Red Sox fan it was good fun! Paul enjoyed coming to camp, and I enjoyed his company, so many family memories over the years. Paul was a good man, and I will miss him. R.I.P.
You’re not suffering anymore Paul and I know you are with mom, dad, and our siblings in heaven. You will be missed. Alot of good memories with you. I know you’re enjoying yourself with Jesus and the Sanford clan. Trusting God to comfort your sons and ease they’re pain. Love April.
Cody so sorry to hear of your dads passing thinking of you all Sincerely Renee Heath
To the Sanford family our deepest condolences our family ties go way back. Paul to you all the times you made me feel like a big deal before I was of age you know what I’m talking about you will be missed and always be remembered
Sorry to hear of Paul’s passing. Whenever I had the occasion to come in contact with him, he always had a good story to tell and a great sense of humor. Again, sorry he is gone from our community.
I had many good times with Paul back in the day and will forever cherish the times I had with him. He was a great guy.
Paul was a cousin that I loved to hang out with. We were born 12 days apart so we spent a lot of time together when we were young. The family reunions we had were the best, so sad that they don’t happen much these days. Always a great time when we went to visit with uncle Eugene and aunt Edna, Bruce , Mark , Paul and all of their pretty daughters. I know there is a huge reunion going on in heaven right now with your mom, dad, siblings, aunts, uncles, cousins which includes my mom, dad and brothers. Rest in peace Paul I will miss you my friend .
My deepest condolences to Paul’s family. Paul was a great guy, and a good friend like the reset of his family. We have all worked together, played together and been good friends over the years. But as time and distance does, things change but the memories stay the same. Rest in peace Paul
My prayers are with the Sanford family. I have known Paul a very long time. He was a good friend and will be sadly missed.
Paul J. Link Jr.
Gary M. Getman
To the Sanford Family,
I’m sorry to read of Paul’s death. I’m glad we hugged, talked, passed some Wille Nelson during a cousins party outside LA in August 2016. We hadn’t seen each other in over 45 years, but shared a trunk full of great memories from the 70’s, like it was yesterday.
Rest In Peace my friend,
I just found out about Paul’s passing. He and I grew up together. I got to see him 10 years ago. Spoke to him several times since. When we were kids he loved Roger Maris and I, Willie May’s and we jostled each other over who was better.
He always treated me kindly and i am sorry i did not get to see more of him thru the years. To the Sanford siblings I am very sorry.
Rest in Peace, my friend.
Penny Parker Best
Sorry to see that Paul passed away. It’s been many years since I saw Paul but I did talk to him about 8 years ago. I know he is no longer suffering.