Sandy Winde, 52

Sandy Winde

Sandy Winde

RAYMOND – Sandy Winde, 52, passed away on Friday, Feb. 13, 2015, with the love of his family by his side. He fought admirably through his almost three-year battle with pancreatic cancer with grace, a sense of humor, and a smile on his face.

He was born on June 1, 1962, and raised in Boxford, Mass., the son of Lawrence Winde Sr. and Jane Winde. Sandy graduated in 1980 from Masconomet High School and also achieved the rank of Eagle Scout that year. He then worked in the family’s hardware business, Winde-McCormick Wholesale Hardware, in Danvers, Mass. He was later transferred to manage the Portland branch until he established his own carpentry business.

In 1990, Sandy married his wife, Kathy, and they raised four sons, Cody, Tyler, Travis and Ethan, in Raymond. He loved being a husband and was a proud father of his boys. Sandy spent his married life with Kathy, appreciating countless days enjoying their son’s involvement in sports, scouts, school and camp. He enjoyed the outdoors, was an avid reader, and a Civil War connoisseur.

Sandy volunteered for 15 years for Raymond’s Pack 800 and Troop 800. He served many years as a Trustee of Raymond Village Community Church, and was recently appointed Deacon at Windham Baptist Church. For a decade, Sandy served as a baseball and soccer coach in the Raymond Recreation Program. In recent years, he had volunteered helping the Windham High School and Middle School wrestling teams.

Sandy was an inspiration and a support to his friends and community. His faith was strong and he ministered to many. He had a great sense of humor and an incredible ability to lift one’s spirits. Sandy was a motivational coach and influenced numerous athletes with his ability to see the strengths in each athlete while encouraging them to strive to be the best they can be. His sports motto was “Do it for the love of the game.” He was always lending a helping hand, easy to talk to, and down to earth. You could always pick him out of a crowd by the hat that only he wore best.

Sandy is predeceased by his father, Lawrence Winde Sr.

He is survived by his beloved wife of 25 years, Kathy; his four sons, Cody, Tyler, Travis and Ethan; his mother, Jane, of Exeter, N.H.; his brother, Andy, of Hampton, N.H.; and his sister, Merrie St. Hilaire of Barrington, N.H.; and several nieces and nephews.

Visiting hours are Friday, Feb. 20, from 5 to 8 p.m. at Windham Assembly of God, 1051 Roosevelt Trail, Windham. A Celebration of Life service will be held on Saturday, Feb. 21, at 1 p.m. also at Windham Assembly of God, with Pastor Mark Gedicks officiating. There will be a reception following the service at Windham Baptist Church at 973 River Road, Windham. A private burial will take place in the spring. Arrangements are being handled by Hall Funeral Home.

The Winde family is very grateful and appreciates the love, support, and generosity of this amazing community through Sandy’s battle.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be given to the Pancreatic Cancer Action Network at pancan.org

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