Richard “Dicky” Sandy, 53, of Allentown, PA, passed away Thursday, March 25, 2021, at his residence. He was the beloved husband of Rosetta Lynch-Sandy, with whom he shared over 24 years of marriage. Born in Trinidad and Tobago, he was the son of Cora Miriam Sandy.
Dicky graduated with a degree in Electronic Engineering Technology from the TCI Institute in New York. Dicky worked in the elevator business for more than 30 years. He began as an apprentice at his uncle Cris’s company, The E.G. Elevator Company. From then, he worked as a engineering mechanic for the city of New York and Philadelphia until his retirement. Dicky was very proud of his work experiences with E.G. Elevator Company, Consolidated Elevators, New York City Housing, and Kencore Elevators in Philadelphia. After years of fixing elevators, Dicky wanted a new career. He retired in 2020. At the time of his death, Dicky was studying for his Real Estate license. Dicky loved the Lord. He was a member of The Church of Christ. He was passionate about his family. He would go out of his way to do anything for them. Dicky made it a point to check on his mother almost weekly. Dicky enjoyed painting, reading, traveling, and collecting cars. He even collected coins. Although they were of little value to anyone, they meant something to him.
Survivors: Richard “Dicky” will be lovingly remembered by his wife, Rosetta; mother, Cora Miriam; children, Dorain, Chantel, and Darryl; siblings, Errol Junior, Maureen, Norris, Theresa Sandy Grant, Moses Joseph, Joanne Baptiste, Diane, Tracey, and Frank Davey. Richard was predeceased by his sister, Leslie Sandy-Malakhan. In addition, his aunts and uncle include: Eulah Sandy, Joyce Alfred (both deceased). Kelvin (Yvonne) Sandy, Honorary Doctorate McCartha Lewis (Calypso Rose), Lloyd Ezek (Denise) Sandy, Alphacene Toussaint, Jean Godly Sandy, Maria Sandy-Solomon, and Dr. Princess Sandy-Clarke. In addition, Dicky leaves a host of nieces, nephews, cousing, and other relatives.
Services: A viewing will be held on Saturday, April 10, 2021 at Cantelmi Long Funeral Home 500 Linden St., Bethlehem, PA 18018 from 1-3 pm with a Funeral Service following at 3pm. Family and friends are welcome to attend. Due to current Covid restrictions, we ask you to follow social distancing protocols and a facial covering must be worn. A memory tribute may be placed at www.cantelmifuneralhome.com.
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