June 15th, 1941 - June 25th, 2024

Gary James Sanford, born June 15, 1941, entered his final rest on Tuesday, June 25, 2024, at home.

He is survived by his loving wife of 31 years, Kathleen Boyle Sanford, daughter Teresa Sanford, sons Sam (Gary) Sanford, and Jeff Sanford, stepson, John Marceau and stepdaughter, Kimberly Messinger Early.

A special thank you to Gary’s nephew James Mulick for his love and personal care of Gary during the last years of his life. Gary is also survived by daughter-in-law(s) Teri Marceau (John), and Becki Sanford (Sam), and niece, Kerin Beaumier who were like daughters to him, as well as other nieces, nephews, grandchildren and, great-grandchildren.

Gary was an avid lover of classic cars, motorcycles, and NASCAR. He can also be known for his devotion to his cats. One of his favorite pastimes was driving the mountain roads of southern California. As a profession, he was a car body repair technician and valued working on his cars and family and friend’s vehicles. Part of Gary’s good nature is that he was the first to make jokes with anyone he met and will be missed by family and friends.

There will be no memorial service at this time.

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Michele Miller
June 29, 2024 1:48 pm

It was my pleasure to have known Gary Stanford he was a dear friend and Christian… he will be missed but he is with our Lord and we will be together soon 🙏 RIP🌹

Michele Miller
June 28, 2024 5:25 pm

Rest in peace Gary you will be missed but we will meet again very soon… you were my surrogate father, you were there for me in my difficult times. Thank-you God bless you 🙏💔

Robert and Naralie Morris
June 28, 2024 5:04 pm

We have been neighbors since 2017. Gary was always so kind, and funny. He always was a jokster. Gary, we will truly miss you and we will also miss hearing your hot rod going down the street. Rest in peace! ❤️