Welcome to the memorial page for

Howard E. Sanford

July 14, 1928 ~ May 29, 2017 (age 88)

Age 88 passed away May 29, 2017 at his daughter’s home in Indiana.  He was born July 14, 1928 and was a World War II, Korean, and Vietnam War Veteran, a Lifetime Disabled American Veteran and member of the VFW. He served in both the Army and Navy from which he retired after twenty years of service.  He was preceded in death by his beloved and only son, Howard M. Sanford as well as his sisters and brothers.  He is survived by his loving wife, Kathryn Sanford; daughters, Rosella (David) Simmons, Theresa (Kurt) Stocker, and Mary Adams; his seven loved grandchildren, Monte (Chas) Messer, Rosa Lansing, Joshua Sanford, Elijah Sanford, Devin (Rasheeda ) Walters, Katie (Brad) Rosebrock, and Jenna Adams; his seven loved great-grandchildren, Hayleigh and Cody Messer, Tatin and Ilan Walker, Brancetin Lansing, Joshline and Zoey Sanford; step-grandchildren, Mary (Eric) Brooks, Clinton Stocker; step-great-grandchildren, Maggie and James Brooks.

Funeral services will be held 10:00 a.m. Saturday, June 3, 2017 at D.W. SWICK-NELSON FUNERAL HOME in New Boston. Interment will follow at Memorial Burial Park with Military Honors provided by James Dickey Post 23, American Legion. Friends may call Friday from 5 – 7 p.m. and one hour before the service on Saturday.  Online condolences may be left at

 Service Information

June 2, 2017

5:00 PM to 7:00 PM
D. W. Swick - Nelson Funeral Home
1104 Harrisonville Ave. (Rt.139)
New Boston, OH 45662

Funeral Service
June 3, 2017

10:00 AM
D. W. Swick - Nelson Funeral Home
1104 Harrisonville Ave. (Rt.139)
New Boston, OH 45662

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