Sanford “Sandy” Mendelson, age 77 of Dayton, passed away unexpectedly July 3. Mr. Mendelson was a graduate of Meadowdale High School and served in the U.S. Army. He enjoyed boating, travel, and spending time in Florida. His life’s passion was his business, Mendelson’s, and his devotion to the city of Dayton. Mr. Mendelson was preceded in death by his parents, Harry and Ida Mendelson. He is survived by his loving wife, Bonnie; son, Harlan Mendelson; daughter, Heather (Robin Lensch) Goodrich; grandchildren, Zach, Sofie and Cate; twin brother, Barry (Anne) Mendelson; sister, Marlene (Terry) Pinsky; brother, Bruce (Rita) Mendelson; brother-in-law, Ben (Ellen) Neiman; in-laws, Tom and Darlene Lensch; many nieces, nephews, and friends, and his four legged “girlfriend” Fifi. Interment was at Beth Abraham Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to the charity of your choice.