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Dr. William L. Sands, 90

February 21, 2014

MENANDS, N.Y. — Dr. William Leon Sands, 90, of Sage Hill Lane died Friday, Feb. 21, 2014, in Boston.

Born in Brooklyn, N.Y., to Dr. Irving J. Sands and Cecile R. Sands, prominent leaders of medical and civic groups there, he graduated from Brooklyn's Boys High School and, in 1944, from Amherst (Mass.) College and followed in his father's footsteps at the Columbia College of Physicians and Surgeons, training as a psychiatrist and psychoanalyst.

Dr. Sands practiced for 50 years in Albany, branching out into family therapy and individual counseling.

Introduced by Laura and Teddy Koven when they were both training in New York City, he married his lovely wife, the former Phyllis Rosenthal, at Blantyre Castle Lenox, Mass., in 1947.

He loved ballet and music, Tanglewood and Saratoga, and was an avid world traveler with his wife. He loved the Berkshires, tennis, and their wonderful home in Menands, which evoked memories of their years at Fort Ord in Monterey, Calif., as newlyweds.

Besides his devoted wife of 66 years, he leaves two daughters, Elizabeth "Beth" Sands and Wendy Sands; two sons, Robert Sands and Peter Sands, and grandchildren Jonathan, Eliot and Kate.

He was predeceased by his brother, Dr. Richard H. Sands, in 2012.

FUNERAL NOTICE — The funeral for Dr. Sands will be Monday, Feb. 24, at 1:30 p.m. at Congregation Beth Israel in North Adams. Burial will follow in Beth Israel Cemetery in Clarksburg, Mass.

Memorial donations may be sent to Congregation Beth Israel, 52 Lois St., North Adams, MA 01247, or the charity of your choice. Flynn & Dagnoli-Montagna Home for Funerals is in charge of arrangements.


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