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Raymond V. "Ray" Sands

September 2, 1946 — April 13, 2024

Carmel, Indiana

Raymond V. “Ray” Sands, 77 of Carmel, passed away Saturday, April 13, 2024, at his home surrounded by his family. Ray was born September 2, 1946, in Toledo, Ohio, to the late Carl and Helen Sands.

 

Ray was appreciated for his intelligence, sense of humor, dedication and willingness to help others. He had a successful career as a pharmacist in both Ohio and Indiana after graduating from the University of Toledo. Outside of work, Ray enjoyed music, tennis, photography, travel and nature. He spent countless hours beautifying his yard to the admiration of neighbors. He also had a lifelong love of dogs and smiled whenever he saw one.

 

A memorial service will be held at 2:00 pm Sunday, April 21 at Flanner Buchanan-Carmel, where family and friends are invited to gather from 1:00 pm until the time of the service.

 

Ray often told his family that he loved them “to the sky and over the rainbow,” and they felt the same about him. He will be deeply missed by his devoted wife of 57 years, Connie Sands; daughters, Kristi  (husband, Paul) Van Sickle and Jill Sands; grandchildren, Cala (husband, Kevin) Ochs, Sofia Ray Van Sickle, Lauren Van Sickle, and Matthew Van Sickle; great grandchildren, Kameryn, Lincoln and Luna. He was preceded in death by his parents, stepfather, Calvin Hubbell, Jr. and sister, Carrie Kitchen.

 

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the American Heart Association at https://www.heart.org

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