Donald Phipps Sands, Jr. ’44 died on October 10, 2005, in San Rafael, CA.
Donald Phipps Sands, Jr. ’44 died on October 10, 2005, in San Rafael, CA. Born on July 21, 1927, in Boston, MA, he prepared for college at Belmont High School and Phillips Academy in Massachusetts, and became a member of Psi Upsilon Fraternity at Bowdoin. He served in the U.S.Air Forces from 1943-45 during World War II, attaining the rank of first lieutenant. He graduated from Babson College’s business school in 1946. From 1947 to 1950 he was a salesman with Sands Taylor & Wood Co. in Cambridge, MA, and he became a pilot with Pan Am Airlines in San Francisco, CA, in 1951- 52. Beginning in 1953 he became a self- employed insurance agent in San Rafael, representing NewYork Life Insurance Company and Annuity Corporation. He is survived by his long-time companion, Mariana Steinberg of Mill Valley, CA; two sons, Mark A. Sands and Thomas R. Sands; a daughter, Lucile R. Berger, and three grandchildren.