Mitzi Sands passed away peacefully at her home on November 21, 2021, at the age of 98. Mitzi will be remembered as the loving daughter, sister, wife and mother. She was also a dear friend to many. From Brooklyn to Cornell to his 75th birthday in Cleveland, his journey is finally over.
She was very sociable from Saturday night dinners with friends to parties in Oakwood to the Temple fraternity to the golf association to bridge games, she enjoyed the sense of belonging that these interactions provided. She was known to be an out of reach hostess, with every occasion planned to perfection and everyone’s worries and desires taken care of. Although challenged by the sport, she persistently strived to be a good golfer and even tried tennis, although this may have been a fashion statement more than a serious athletic endeavor. She also enjoyed the challenge of bridge and always strived to earn more master points. She enjoyed volunteering at the Cleveland Art Museum and enjoying Cleveland’s rich musical and cultural events.
His 72-year marriage to Merril and their two children, Laurie Sands and Amy Sands, were the center of his life. Creating and beautifying their house was his great joy. She loved to surround herself with beautiful things, but she was as beautiful on the inside as those beautiful clothes and decorations that surrounded her.
The family will have a service at 2 p.m. on November 30 at Temple-Tifereth Israel, 26000 Shaker Blvd., in Beachwood for close friends and family.
The family would like to express their appreciation for the incredible love and care given to Mitzi and Merril by the caregivers at Nohemi Loving Care.
Donations to celebrate Mitzi can be made to the Temple’s Daniel J. Silver Fund, Cornell University or the Gathering for Women-Monterey (CA).
Arrangements edited by Berkowitz-Kumin-Bookatz Memorial Chapel.