WWW.QNS.COM RIDGEWOOD TIMES SEPTEMBER 16, 2021 19
Morton Funeral Home/
continue a proud tradition of
dignified personal service that
only an independently owned
and operated funeral can
For more than a
century, our firm has
served the greater
respect and a
service. In recent
years, many local
firms have either
closed their doors or
sold their businesses
to national funeral providers. We stand ready to serve the community today
and in the future with competitive pricing.
Our facility which offers spacious chapels, private parking and highly-skilled
professionals who have also been part of the community for decades.
We feel privileged to be of service to families who have entrusted the
care of their loved ones to Morton Funeral Home/Ridgewood Chapels.
If you have any questions please call us.
663 Grandview Ave., Ridgewood, NY 11385
We are now Greater Ridgewood’s largest and oldest
independently-owned and operated funeral home.
John E. Sands
Beloved husband, father, grandfather and Deacon, John, age 78, passed away
peacefully on September 10, 2021 surrounded by his five children and loving
wife of 57 years, Gail.
A wake will be held at Hess Miller Funeral Home 6419 Metropolitan Ave Middle
Village, NY 11379 Monday September 13, 2-9pm
A funeral mass will take place at St. Matthias RC Church 58-15 Catalpa Avenue
Ridgewood NY 11385. September 14, 10:30am
John was ordained in the first class to the Permanent Diaconate By Bishop Mugavero on December 3,
1977. John proudly served as Deacon for 44 years, serving the needs of the poor and underserved in our
community as a true follower. He encouraged all he met to be loving, kind and generous people. His
smile was infectious and an example of his deep understanding of his mission to follow Jesus.
Married to his loving wife Gail for 57 years, true companions on the journey, they spent their married
life serving others.
Proud of his five children, Julie (Ralph), Mary (Ronnie), Ellen, David (Lisa) and John. Delighted by
grandchildren Kristen, Chelsea, Jimmy, Samantha, Elizabeth, Olivia, Cole, Joshua and Kassidy. Much
loved uncle to many nieces and nephews and treasured brother in law to Gail's sisters. In lieu of
flowers, the family requests donations be made to Hope House Ministries www.hhm.org 1 High Street
Port Jefferson NY 11777. Please take every opportunity offered you to serve the needs of our homeless
brothers and sisters following the example of John's life and a tribute to him.
Village Chapels, Inc.
67-67 Eliot Avenue
Middle Village, NY 11379
George H. Luhrin