James Alan “Jim” Sand, 68, of Myersville, MD, passed away Friday, February 9, 2018 at Doey’s House in Hagerstown, MD.
Born Saturday, June 25, 1949 in Walla Walla, WA, he was the son of Irene (Holm) Sand of Roseau, MN, and the late Kenneth Jerome Sand.
Jim spent his early years in Crosby, ND, and graduated from high school there. He then received an appointment to the Naval Academy. After an honorable medical discharge, he continued his education at NDSU in Fargo, ND, graduating with a degree in Pharmacy. He married Deborah Nims on November 28, 1970 in Lisbon, ND. They moved to Maryland where he worked in various pharmacy capacities, the last being a Staff Pharmacist at Frederick Memorial Hospital in Frederick, MD.
In addition to his mother, he is survived by his wife of 47 years, Deborah (Nims) Sand, children, Stephanie Garcia and husband David and Jennifer Mays and husband Jeff, grandchildren, Alexander and Daniel Garcia and Madeleine Mays, sisters, Kathy Schocker and husband Ron of Roseau, MN, and Cindy Larsen and husband Steve of Portal, ND, godson, David Gerrold II of Gaithersburg, MD, and numerous nieces, nephews, and extended family and friends.
In addition to his father, he was preceded in death by one nephew, Kjell Undjhem.
A memorial service will be held Saturday, March 3, 2018 at 11:00am at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church, 400 Main St. Myersville, MD, with Pastor David Howell officiating. The family will receive friends from 10-11am, one hour prior to the service.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made in memory of James A. “Jim” Sand to; Hospice of Washington County Doey’s House, 11370 Caring Pathway Ln. Hagerstown, MD, 21742; Hospice of Washington County, 747 Northern Ave. Hagerstown, MD, 21742; or St. Paul’s Lutheran Church, P.O. Box 13 Myersville, MD, 21773.
Arrangements were made by J.L. Davis Funeral Home of Smithsburg, MD, and online condolences may be offered at, www.jldavisfh.com.