Services

In Memory of
Robert Sanford MD
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Robert (Bob) Sanford was born and raised in Jamestown, New York. In 1946, he married Gloria G. Parsons and lived happily with her until her death in 1988.  He served in the Army during both WWII and the Korean War. He attended medical school at the University of Buffalo and later practiced medicine in Modesto, California until 1970. He went on to also practice in Southern California and Arizona. At the age of 99, the Lord called him to his eternal home, peacefully surrounded by family in Katy, Texas.

He was preceded in death by his three siblings, Richard Sanford, Dorothy Fiore, and Ellen Siemenski. He is survived by his six children: David Sanford, Carol Guthrie, John Sanford, Margaret Elliott, James Sanford, and Robert Sanford Jr., as well as numerous grandchildren, great grandchildren, nephews and nieces.

He will be remembered for his deep Christian faith, his selfless generosity, his love for his family, and his unique sense of humor. Many of us can remember him walking into a room and exclaiming "Here I am you lucky people!", and when asked how he was doing, would typically respond "Just a shade shy of perfect!". He will be sorely missed.

A celebration of his life is planned to take place in Santa Maria, California, where his ashes will be placed next to those of his beloved wife Gloria.

Due to the current pandemic, a date has not yet been set.