Sanford P. "Sandy" Gross
September 1, 1935 - August 30, 2022

Visitation Information

September 4 2022 - 12:00 pm
Ralph Schugar Chapel Inc., 5509 Centre Avenue (Shadyside) Pittsburgh 15232

Funeral Information

September 4 2022 - 1:00 pm
Ralph Schugar Chapel Inc., 5509 Centre Avenue (Shadyside) Pittsburgh 15232

SANFORD P. "SANDY" GROSS: On Tuesday, August 30. Beloved father of Keshira haLev/Sarah (Tim) Fife and Rachel H. Gross. Sandy is survived by 3 former wives including Susan K. Gross, mother of Keshira and Rachel. Eldest brother of Marshall (Lorna), Howard (Marcy) and A. Jay Gross. Also survived by nieces, nephews, cousins and a host of extended family and beloved friends. Born on September 1, 1935, Sandy lived much of his life in Pittsburgh and was a graduate of Taylor Allderdice High School, the University of Pittsburgh, and Duquesne Law School. Sandy was a member of the Allegheny County Bar Association for 50 years, and in his spare time, he was an avid fisherman and a long-time collector of antiques, glassware and art. He was happiest in Puerto Vallarta, Mexico, or anywhere else, as long as his adoring children were nearby. Sandy and his family owe a debt of gratitude to the staff at AHAVA and Sivitz Hospice for their exquisite care and support, and his children will forever be grateful for the way they tended to him with such compassion and good humor. Services at Ralph Schugar Chapel Inc., 5509 Centre Avenue, Shadyside on Sunday at 1 PM. Visitation one hour prior to services (12 Noon - 1 PM). Interment Torath Chaim Cemetery. Contributions may be made to the Jewish Association on Aging, 200 JHF Drive, Pittsburgh, PA 15217 or to The Innocence Project ( 


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Dearest Keshira and Rachel, Wishing the two of you enough strength to get through this most difficult loss. You father raised two incredible children. Having spent many years on Marbury Rd sharing everyday life, holidays, and special occasions leaves me with warm feelings, and wonderful memories. My thoughts and prayers go out to you and your families. Fondly, Jody

By Jody Hoffman - September 04, 2022

On behalf of the Pittsburgh Repair team, each one of us wants to extend our heartfelt condolences and support to you, Keshira, Tim, and all of Sandy's family and loved ones. Thank you for sharing some of the beautiful stories of Sandy's life with us and for continuing to share your love and memories of him onward. We are with you. May Sandy's Memory Be Forever a Blessing. Lots of Love, Jules, Jess, Annie, Max, Q, Em and Jionna <3

By Repair the World Pittsburgh Team - September 02, 2022

Dear keshira and family, I am sorry to hear of your father's passing. He and my dad were good fishing buddies. Sandy was also a friend to my entire family.i admired his sense of humor. Thoughts and prayers to you at this time. Debbie unrath olsavsky

By Debbie unrath olsavsky - September 01, 2022

Friends since high school. Sandy was always there in times of need. He was devoted to his family, his friends, and. his community. You will be missed.

By Michael Wald - September 01, 2022

I am so grateful to have gotten to meet and know Sandy and his endless kindness. Thank you for sharing him with us.

By Amy Dukes - September 01, 2022

Sending heartfelt condolences to Keshira, Tim, Rachel and all those who loved and were loved by Sandy. May you all find peace with his passing.

By Lori Wynn - September 01, 2022

I used to sit with Sandy at Friday night services at Temple Sinai. I looked forward to seeing him every Friday it was one of the highlights of my work week. Sandy donated many pieces of his art work to Temple Sinai, but always did it anonymously since he wasn't interested in the recognition. I'm sorry I will be unable to attend the funeral. Please accept my condolences.

By Larry Landis - September 01, 2022

Dear Keshira and Family, We hold you in our hearts as you embark on the mourners’ path. May you be fully awakened to the power of grief as the mirror of the love you shared with Sandy. May you allow yourselves to be held in the community that surrounds you with love and support. May your sweetest memories create the container in which your relationship with Sandy transforms and continues to bless your lives.

By Rabbis Nadya & Victor Gross - September 01, 2022

Betty and I send our deepest sympathy to Sandy\\\'s family. We had a friendship of over 50 years since Law School. May he rest in peace. Ira Weiss

By Ira Weiss - September 01, 2022

Sending love and hugs on your sad loss. We only met Sandy once but the time we spent with him was enough to know we were in presence of a very special man. May his memory be a blessing.

By Graneks - September 01, 2022

With much love to all of you, from the bottom of our hearts. May Sandy's memory be a most abundant source of blessings.

By Ari, Tracy, Alia, Asher, Noa Rapport - September 01, 2022

May comfort and love surround you during this painful time. So sorry for your loss.

By Lisa Diodati - September 01, 2022

Dear Keshira, Tim and all who are missing Sandy, May the soft and gentle wings of the Shekhinah hold you in healing and comfort for as long as you need and in Love always.

By Ahava Liith and Larry evershYne - September 01, 2022

My condolences to the Gross family. We grew up together on Forward Ave. Lots of fun times. Thinking of you

By Roberta Sakolsky Mann - September 01, 2022

Deepest condolences to Keshira, Tom, Rachael and family. Sandy was a dear friend to my Dad, and his good fishing buddy. Sandy was a good friend to our family as well. May he rest in peace. He will be missed.

By Pamela Ann Buzzy - August 31, 2022

Dear Keshira and Tim, So sorry for your loss. May the many memories of Sandy be a blessing. Sending you gentle self kindness as you grieve. Know that you are loved and held. Lots of love, Michele

By Michele Burger - August 31, 2022

Dear Keshira and Tim, My deepest condolences on the death of your father, Sanford. I'm holding you in my heart at this tender time. Aura

By R' Aura Ahuvia - August 31, 2022

Dearest Sarah, Rachel and Tim: I am so sorry to hear that Sandy passed away. As you know, he has been a very special and dear friend to me (and Paul) for many years. I always have appreciated your Father's wisdom, advice, and sense of humor. No matter what he said (or how he phrased it), Sandy was always the real Sandy. I have missed him terribly for the last couple of years and will always miss having him to talk with. I know that these past couple of years have been very difficult for you. Please remember the good times and the wonderful person that your Father was to so many. May his memory always be a blessing. With love and sympathy, Diz and Dr. Paul

By Laurel Diznoff and Paul Kornfeld - August 31, 2022

I will miss my great friend, Sandy I met him 25 years ago in his beloved Puerto Vallarta, he always had a gentle smile and great sense of humor, i will always have him in my ind and heart, one of the finest person I've ever met. one good day I'll see you again in heaven. Good bye dear friend

By Angel Sanchez - August 31, 2022

May the angels carry him and support all of you

By Rabbi Kohenet Geela Rayzel - August 31, 2022

Our condolences on the loss of Sandy. He was an important part of our lives for many years and his spirit and generosity was amazing. It's unfortunate that circumstances changed and we were unable to stay in touch with him. We will always be grateful for our friendship and we wish his beautiful family much love and respect. Rest in peace Sandy and happy birthday tomorrow handsome.

By Barb & Mike Kaefer - August 31, 2022

so sorry for your loss, Sandy will surely be missed by all his friends & family.

By bernie bauer - August 31, 2022

Dear Susan, Sarah and Rachel, We would like to extend our deepest condolences to all of you . He was good friend, especially of my husband who also grew up in Squirrel Hill and graduated from the same school. Tho we can not attend the funeral, please know that our thoughts and love and prayers are with all of you. RIP Sandy. Deanna and Rick

By Rick and Deanna Bergman - August 31, 2022

AJ and Gross family, My sympathy on your loss. May he Rest in Peace. elaine berkowitz

By Elaine Berkowitz - August 31, 2022

Sending so much love and comfort as your mourn this loss. May your memories of your father bless you for all of your days.

By David Goldstein - August 31, 2022

I met Sandy Gross in the Prothonotary’s Office where I worked for many years. Praying for comfort and understanding for his family.

By Carol Owens - August 31, 2022

Dearest Keshira and family, Sending much love and comfort as you mourn your father's passing. May his memory bless your days, and may you be held in the arms of loving community as you grieve. All blessings, with tenderness, Diane

By Rabbi Diane Elliot - August 31, 2022

So sorry for your loss

By Sandy Davis - August 30, 2022