Obituary: Sanford Baskin

Obituary: Sanford Baskin

The Manchester, England, native served in the U.S. Army and was an active volunteer at museums and theaters.

Sanford “Sandy” B. Baskin, 86, of Dunwoody passed away peacefully Friday night, March 9, 2018, at his home surrounded by his family.

Survived by his wife, Joan, of 60 years; children Wendy Bloom, Brenda Wilde (Stewart) and Joel Baskin (Sarah); grandchildren Daniel Bloom, Jeremy and Heather Wilde, Yossi and Moshe Rudnick, and Zev and Avi Baskin. Preceded in death by his grandparents and parents and many aunts and uncles in England, Australia and America.

Born in 1931 in Manchester, England, Sandy arrived in the United States in 1953. He joined the U.S. Army and was stationed in Germany during the Korean War and became a proud U.S. citizen. He enjoyed a long career in retail management in Cleveland and Minneapolis before moving to Atlanta over 30 years ago. He and Joan were active volunteers at the Alliance Theatre, Fernbank Museum, Cobb Energy Centre, Fox Theatre and several others. They were proud volunteers at the Atlanta Olympics in 1996. He loved to play bridge and cribbage and was a big fan of the Manchester City and Manchester United soccer teams. He very much enjoyed spending time with his family and friends. He was a kind, caring man with a helpful spirit and a positive outlook on life.

Sign the online guestbook at In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Congregation Or Hadash in Sandy Springs or Weinstein Hospice. A graveside service will be held at 1 p.m. Monday, March 12, at Arlington Memorial Park. Arrangements by Dressler’s Jewish Funeral Care, 770-451-4999.

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