Frederick H. “Fred” Sanford

January 29, 1929 - July 31, 2019

Frederick H. “Fred” Sanford, age 90, of Middletown, DE, passed away on Wednesday, July 31, 2019.

Born in Baltimore, MD, on January 29, 1929, he was the son of the late James Albert and Ellen M. (Schilling) Sanford.  Fred was the proud owner of Fred Sanford Tile and Carpet, retiring in 1991 after 25 years of service.  He also worked for R.C. Peoples and Pala Brothers.

In addition to his parents, Fred was preceded in death by his step-father, Angelo Visone; and nephew, Charles Gears.  He is survived by his loving wife, Gwendolyn L. (Gears) Sanford; children, James A. Sanford (Charlene) of Frankford, DE and Cynthia A. Sanford of Wilmington; step-son, Timothy F. Lee (Jacqueline) of Wilmington; brother-in-law, Lewis B. Gears (JoAnn) of Bedias, TX; grandchildren, Nina L. Marr (James) and Rhiannon M. Boughman (Brian); great grandchildren, Mikaela, Grayson, Arabella and Sharmaine; and nieces and nephew, Michael, Karen, Lisa, Lee Ann (Gears) York and Denise (Gears) Permenter.

A graveside service will be held at 1 pm on Thursday, August 8, 2019, at Gracelawn Memorial Park, 2220 North DuPont Parkway, New Castle, DE.

In lieu of flowers contributions may be made in Fred’s memory to the Delaware Humane Association, 701 A Street, Wilmington, DE 19801.


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5 Condolences for Frederick H. “Fred” Sanford

  • Gwen so sorry for loss , sincere condolences to you and your entire family .

  • Gwen, Marty & I were saddened to hear Fred passed away. Wishing you moments of peace and comfort. Our condolences to you and your family.

  • Gwen – so sorry to hear of your loss. While it’s been many years since I’ve seen you, I wanted to share my sincere condolences! Thinking of you and hoping your many wonderful memories will see you through these difficult times.

  • Dear Gwen,
    Tony and I are so sorry to hear about Fred’s passing. Our thoughts and prayers are with you at this very difficult time. If there is anything we can do to help please let us know. XOXO Love Tony and Beth

  • Gwen,
    We are so sorry for your loss. Please know how much Fred was loved and will be missed. We continue to keep you in prayer and offer our deepest sympathy. Love, Judy, Mike & Glenda