In Loving Memory of Sanford Jennings Wakeman, Jr.

November 23, 1937
Bridgeport, CT
November 20, 2019
Fairfield, CT
Funeral Home

Spear-Miller Funeral Home

39 South Benson Road,
Fairfield CT US 06824


Sunday, 3-7 p.m.

39 South Benson Road,
CT 06824

November 24, 2019


Spear-Miller Funeral Home

Funeral Service

39 South Benson Road,
Fairfield CT 06824

Monday, November 25, 2019 11:00 a.m.


Oak Lawn Cemetery

1530 Bronson Road,
CT 06824

November 25, 2019

Family Gathering


Sanford Jennings Wakeman, Jr.

Sanford Jennings Wakeman, Jr., age 81, of Fairfield, beloved husband of 50 years of Karen Ostrosky Wakeman, passed away peacefully Wednesday, November 20, 2019, surrounded by his family. Born in Bridgeport, the son of the late Sanford J. Wakeman, Sr and Grace Dowlin Wakeman, he had been a lifelong Fairfield resident. He graduated from Roger Ludlowe High School in 1957 and served for five years in the U.S. Air Force including two tours on what was known as the “Texas Towers.” Sandy was employed at the Jelliff Corporation in Southport as a machinist, retiring after 37 years. He was a long-time member of First Church Congregational where he sang in the youth choir, taught Sunday school and was active in Boy Scout Troop 82. Sandy enjoyed fishing and clamming, bee keeping, reading and camping. He served two terms on the Fairfield Shellfish Commission. Survivors in addition to his loving wife Karen include four beloved children, Jeffrey Wakeman (Marion), Cheryl Wakeman-Smith (Roy), Andrea Wakeman-Kitchen (Edward) and Cindy Wakeman (Anthony D’Andrea); 8 cherished grandchildren, Sarah, Elise, Daniel, Adelaide, Roland, Kyle, Emmalyn and Sage. A funeral service will be held Monday, November 25, 2019 at 11:00 a.m. in the Spear-Miller Funeral Home, 39 South Benson Road, Fairfield with the Rev. David Spollett officiating. Interment will follow in Oak Lawn Cemetery. Friends may call Sunday from 3-7 p.m. Sandy had his own “sense of fashion” with plaid flannel shirts. The family requests that those who wish to wear plaid or flannel to Sandy’s services in his honor. For information or to offer an online condolence please visit

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  1. Sanford was our daughter Marion’s father-in-law and much loved by both of us. We did certainly enjoy the many family outings that we went to with Sandy doing the cooking on his grills. One thing not mentioned in the obit was his love of dogs, the latest being SD (Sandy’s Dog). He will be missed by many in his list of family and friends.

  2. I’m so sorry to learn of Sandy’s passing. Clearly he lived a meaningful and happy life, leaving many great memories for all to treasure and which I hope will bring comfort to all whose lives he touched.