David M. Sanford, 53, LaFargeville

LAFARGEVILLE, NY — David M. Sanford, 53, of Hart Road, LaFargeville, passed away, Sunday, Aug. 8, 2021 at Samaritan Medical Center, Watertown, NY.

Born Nov. 24, 1967, at EJ Noble Hospital, Alexandria Bay, NY, a son of James L., Sr. and Juanita Mae House Sanford, he attended LaFargeville schools.

David married Virginia L. Yerdon on March 26, 1988, at Asbury United Methodist Church, Watertown, NY, with Rev. Bruce Chapman officiating.

He was a self-employed carpenter for many years. He previously worked for Churchill & Sons Painting, Clayton, NY, Goutremont Brothers Construction, Chaumont, NY and Steven J. Hall, Cape Vincent, NY.

David had a work ethic unmatched and a laugh the same. Life wasn’t easy on him, but he made life look easy. He also enjoyed hunting, working, camping, mowing his lawn and spending time with family and friends.

Survivors include his wife of 33 years, Virginia; four children, son, David and Kristen Sanford, Deferiet, NY; son, Travis Sanford and his companion, Brooke Levely, Cape Vincent, NY; daughter, Breighanna Sanford, LaFargeville, NY; son, Leland Sanford, LaFargeville, NY; six grandchildren, Kinsley Sanford, Teagan Sanford, Rylan Sanford, Adalynn Sanford, Owen Sanford and Adrian Sanford; three sisters, Juanita and Scott Titus, Syracuse, NY, Wanda and Arthur Calhoun, LaFargeville, NY, Ivy Harrell, Florida; three brothers, Edward Sanford and Colleen Calhoun, Watertown, NY, Leslie Carr and Jennifer Westerdick, Theresa, NY, Wade and Amy Sanford, LaFargeville, NY; sister-in-law, Karin Sanford, Theresa, NY; numerous aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and cousins.

His parents, his step-mother, Karen Sanford, a sister, Sherry Ann Miller and three brothers, Ronald Sanford, James L. Sanford, Jr., and George Lesinski, all passed away before him.

Calling hours will be 5 to 8 p.m. Friday, Aug. 13, 2021, at Frederick Bros. Funeral Home, Theresa, NY.

Memorial services will be 11 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 14, 2021, at the funeral home.

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