Sanford Lebman Obituary
 
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Sanford Lebman

March 13, 1925 - January 31, 2013
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Sanford M. Lebman, 87, better known as Sandy, was a man who deeply loved his wife, Lois of almost 69 years, his family, his faith, and his country. He passed away very unexpectedly yet peacefully at home on Thursday afternoon, January 31, 2013, of natural causes. Sandy served his country in WWII, but it wasn't until the last 10 years that he began to really talk about his experiences. At the young age of barely 20, he was one of the first liberators of the Dachau Concentration Camp. His parents immigrated from Poland and many of his relatives who had stayed behind had already been killed by the Nazis. Over the past 10 years, he has...
Sanford M. Lebman, 87, better known as Sandy, was a man who deeply loved his wife, Lois of almost 69 years, his family, his faith, and his country. He passed away very unexpectedly yet peacefully at home on Thursday afternoon, January 31, 2013, of natural causes.
Sandy served his country in WWII, but it wasn't until the last 10 years that he began to really talk about his experiences. At the young age of barely 20, he was one of the first liberators of the Dachau Concentration Camp. His parents immigrated from Poland and many of his relatives who had stayed behind had already been killed by the Nazis. Over the past 10 years, he has spoken about his experiences at many middle schools throughout Ventura County, has been interviewed by many reporters, including a videotaped interview with a representative from the Spielberg Shoah Foundation.
Sandy was a decorated WWII veteran earning a Bronze Star for his heroism and a Purple Heart with two clusters, having been wounded three times during his term of duty. He was a member of the famed 42nd Rainbow Infantry Division, trained as a radio gunner in the 42nd Cavalry Reconnaissance Troop.
Sandy served as Commander of the Jewish War Veterans Post 101, which is now part of Bernard I. Becker JWV Post 123 of Ventura County.
Sandy also was a current Board Member of his beloved Congregation Am Hayam in Ventura, of which he has been a member for many years.
Sandy and Lois also owned their very successful Amway business, Sanlo & Associates, for almost 40 years.
Sandy met his wife, Lois, when they were only eight and nine years old at Sunday School in East Liverpool, Ohio, and married just after they had turned 18 and 19. They came to California in 1967, and moved to Ventura in 1977. Lois describes their lifetime love affair as "a dream come true" and they still expressed their deep love for one another every day. They set a wonderful example for their four children and their families.
Sandy is survived by Lois, his three daughters, Ronni Sanlo, Sherry Horwitz (Barry), Barbra Miner (Hal), and their son, Len Lebman (Carole), and five grandchildren and six great-grandchildren. He is also survived by his brother, Lee Lebman of Las Vegas and his sister, Rita Newman (Donald) of Ohio.
Services will be held at Congregation Am Hayam on Sunday, February 3, 2013 at 1:00 P.M.
In lieu of flowers, donations in his name will be accepted to Congregation AmHayam, 4839 Market Street Rear. Ventura, CA 93003.
Arrangements are under the direction of the Ted Mayr Funeral Home, 3150 Loma Vista Road, Ventura.

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