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Wayne Sandford

Wayne H. Sandford Jr.

Wednesday, June 27th, 1923 - Sunday, April 5th, 2020
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Obituary

Wayne H. Sandford, Jr., of Warrington, went home to be with his Lord on Sunday, April 5, 2020 at his residence. He was 96 years old.

He was the loving husband of the late Julianne Sandford, who passed away in 1997.

Born in Chickasha, OK, he was a son of the late Wayne Horis and Anna Catherine Sandford.

Wayne graduated from Chickasha High School where he was Salutitorian. He tied for Valedictorian but his principal flipped a coin and he was awarded second place. He later attended Phillips University in Enid, OK on the GI bill and graduated with a bachelor’s degree.

Wayne proudly served his country in the U.S. Navy during World War II. He was a radio technician first class on the submarine, USS Croaker, from its commission on April 15, 1944 through all six of its patrols. He was award a Navy Unit Commendation and Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal with three battle stars.

After being honorably discharged from the Navy, Wayne worked for RCA and Fairchild Industries. He was employed for many years as a civilian Navy engineer at the Naval Air Development Center in Warminster, PA until he retired. He patented a variety of sonobouy advancements for the US Government during the Cold War.

In his free time, Wayne enjoyed ham radio, tinkering with mechanical things, and listening to classical music.

Wayne is survived by his two children, Matthew W. Sandford, Mary A. (Sandford) Bogut; three grandchildren, Catherine E. Bogut, Megan E. Sanford, Zachary D. Sandford; and three brothers, Edward Sandford, Richard Sandford, and Harold Sandford.

In addition to his wife and parents, Wayne is preceded in death by his three sisters, Evelyn (Sandford) Snell, Charlene (Sandford) Herring), and Ann (Sandford) Hutchins.

Wayne’s services will be held privately at the convenience of the family at a later date and he will be interred at Beulah Cemetery, New Britain, PA.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions in Wayne’s name may be made to First Baptist Church of Doylestown, 311 W. State St, Doylestown, PA 18901, where he was a longtime member.
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  • Interment

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    Private at the convenience of the family
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    WARRINGTON, PA

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