Cal Maurice Sandman, age 97, began his eternal life with Christ Saturday, March 18, 2023 after a lifetime of service with unbridled enthusiasm. He was born in Louisville KY on November 3, 1925 to William John Sandman and Irma Klapheke. He is survived by his wife of 40 years, Millie Sandman, his children Tom Sandman (Melanie), Julie Sandman Reese (Herschel) Eleanor Sandman Hamilton (Cary), Kate Sandman Counter (Ian), and Julianna Czajkowski Lawrence (Michael), 13 grandchildren and six great-grandchildren, and many nieces and nephews. After graduating from St. Xavier High School he entered Berea College ROTC Officer Training. After being commissioned Ensign USN he served in active duty for four years and continued with Naval Reserve for twenty years, retiring as Commander. He entered the University of Pennsylvania/College and graduated with a BS in Economics. He received his MBA in Finance from the University of Louisville and was hired by the City of Louisville as Budget Officer. From there he moved to Director of Finance for the city. He became Executive Director for the Louisville Sinking Fund before moving to DeKalb County GA in 1970 to become Director of Finance in DeKalb County. He retired from the DeKalb County Juvenile Court after 21 years service in county government in GA. After retiring, he continued his life of service in various volunteer positions with St Martin de Porres Food Bank at Holy Cross Catholic Church. He was a very active church member and pursued many servant roles. He was a lector, Eucharistic Minister, choir member, Stephen Minister, served on the Holy Cross finance council and was treasurer for St. Martin’s. He spent many hours pursuing his hobbies and interests which included photography, travel, music, scripture classes, wood working, reading, and cooking. He loved being surrounded by his family and took much pride in their accomplishments. He was preceded in death by his first wife Carmen Schimpeler Sandman, his daughter Robin Sandman Duaro, his brothers Dr. Bill Sandman and Paul Sandman, and his sister Jean Sandman Golden. Surviving is his sister, Nancy Sandman Ostertag. The family will greet visitors at 10AM followed by the funeral service at 11AM. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to St. Martin de Porres through Holy Cross. Burial will be held at Honey Creek Woodlands, Conyers, GA. Fischer Funeral Care is serving the Sandman family. Fisherperimeterchapel.com
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