David j Sands

July 15, 1957 ~ November 3, 2021 (age 64) 64 Years Old
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David J. Sands, 64 of Fairhope, Belle Vernon, PA, passed away Wednesday, November 3, 2021 in Penn Highlands Mon Valley Hospital.

 He was born July 15, 1957 in Charleroi, PA, son of Oscar Sands and  Carolyn Coletta Sands.

David was an Interior Designer for Woodbridge Interiors, formerly Quality Furniture, in Cannonsburg, Pa. for the last 20 years. 

David was a devoted and loving son who cared for his Mom for many years through a lengthy illness. He was and always remained the best “little brother” anyone could ask for!  He was the most amazing uncle and great uncle EVER. He found the love of his life from across the world….Brazil…with whom he celebrated 21 blissful years of marriage.  Andreia brought so much well deserved joy into his life.  
David was a gourmet chef, a kind and loving soul who was so unbelievably selfless, a good and compassionate listener,  an expert on each and any topic you could possibly imagine, and a devoted friend to many.  He was the life of the party and his smile lit up the room.  He always had a positive approach to each and every situation.   

He is survived by his wife, Andreia Sands, sister, Barbara Zucconi and husband Homer of Rostraver Twp.,, niece, Jennifer Long and husband Jonathan of Belle Vernon, niece, Leslie Cubellis and husband Joe of Belle Vernon, father and mother in law, Gabriel and Maria Gonzaga of Brazil; Andreia's siblings: Elisabete Gonzaga, Elcio Gonzaga, Elisete Gonzaga dos Santos, Eleide Gonzaga Beneguini, Edileusa Gonzaga, Aline Gonzaga and Anelise Gonzaga Batists; great niece, Carina Cubellis, great nephew, Joey Cubellis and 17 niece and nephews in Brazil.

He was preceded in death by his parents and brother-in-law Gabriel Gonzaga.

 Friends will be received Sunday, November 7, 2021 from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 pm in the Eley-McCrory Funeral Home, Fayette City, PA.

 Family and Friends are asked to meet at The Church of St. Anne, 1870 Rostraver Rd, Rostraver Twp. on Monday, November 8, 2021 for a Funeral Mass at 10 am with Rev. David Nazimek presiding.

Interment will follow in the Belle Vernon Cemetery, Belle Vernon, PA 15012.

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November 7, 2021

2:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Eley Mccrory Funeral Home, Inc.
334 Main Street
Fayette City, PA 15438

November 7, 2021

6:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Eley Mccrory Funeral Home, Inc.
334 Main Street
Fayette City, PA 15438

Funeral Mass
November 8, 2021

10:00 AM
The Church of St Anne.
1870 Rostraver Rd
Rostraver Twp, PA 15012


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