Sandy was a childhood friend. I can remember his home on Hampton Av. He lived near Barbara Hindin and a few blocks from Peter Hamilton. We all went to Cumberland Elementary School. His mother died of cancer when he was a young boy. His father was a nice man who did his best in raising Sandy. I just want to say he was troubled but had a good heart and I will always think of him.
As Steve recalled, I grew up on the same block with Sandy and also with Patty Nigbor Snowfox. I have fond memories of the three of us playing together when we were small and especially of long summer nights playing basketball with our neighbors who had a basketball hoop on their garage.
Patty A. Nigbor (Snowfox)
As Barbara mentioned, Sandy, she and I grew up playing together. We had a great time using our imaginations, running around like crazy, and generally being kids. I remember when Sandy's mompassed away. I was so sad for him. It really doesn't seem possible that he is no longer here.
Billie Cohen (Wilson)
Sandy died about 3 years ago from lung cancer. I saw him about once a year, everytime I came to Milwaukee. We were friends since high school and never really lost touch except when he was living in Israel. I have so many wonderful and funny memories of him. I wouldnt know where to start. Needless to say, I was very sad when I heard he died even though I was aware of how sick he was. He had a difficult and troubled life that seemed to begin with the loss of his mother at a very young age. But I loved him and I miss him.
I remember Sandy very well, but lost track of him. Very sorry to hear. I don't think he lived very far from me (Hampton and Diversey). What very nice comments by everyone, which I share.
Sandy Minash was my friend. We kept in touch over the years. In 2011 he died. Some history: Sandy earned a Masters degree in educational counseling from UW – Madison. Over the years that followed, he became more and more intrigued with computer science. In the last 15 years or so of his life, he enjoyed traveling to several countries around the world – as an independent contractor, he trained many companies' employees in the field of computer reporting. Sandy loved riding his motorcycle. One day on a ride in 2009, he had an accident. A chest x-ray at the hospital unfortunately revealed a lung tumor. It was later confirmed to be malignant. He underwent extensive cancer therapy over many months. After treatment, he moved to Israel for a while. In 2011, after returning to Milwaukee, he worked with computers at WE Energies downtown. And then sadly, he suffered a fatal heart attack in July of that year.