Sanford “Sandy” Yosowitz passed away on Aug. 5, 2019. He was 80 years old.
He was born in Cleveland to Esther and the late Joseph Yosowitz and graduated from Cleveland Heights High School’s class of 1957. He earned a business degree from The Ohio State University where he was an active member of Sigma Alpha Mu. He then went on to study law at Case Western Reserve University, where he served as editor-in chief of the Law Review.
Sandy and his wife of 57 years, Ruthie, raised their three children in Beachwood where they were active members of Anshe Chesed Fairmount Temple. Sandy spent the majority of his career with Alcan Aluminum Corp. He retired in 2004 as executive vice president, general counsel and secretary. After retirement, he and Ruthie moved to Palm Beach Gardens, Fla.
Sandy was an avid runner and a big Ohio State Buckeyes and Cleveland Browns fan. One of his greatest passions was music. While in high school, he played the tuba and trumpet and then in college, he sang with a group named Jerry Paul and the Plebes. He went on to sing at many family functions as well as with various charity choral groups both in Cleveland and Palm Beach Gardens.
Sandy is survived by his loving wife, Ruthie (Vernon Hills, Ill.); children, Jeffrey and Thea Yosowitz (Chicago), Mark and Nina Yosowitz (New York City) and Chari and Eric Schwartz (Long Grove, Ill.); grandchildren, Rachel and Jacob Yosowitz, Graydon and Alexander Yosowitz, and Alana and Brett Schwartz; mother, Esther Yosowitz; and brother, Philip Yosowitz.
Funeral services were held Aug. 8 in Buffalo Grove, Ill.