David Allan Sander

August 14, 1983April 15, 2021

David Allan Sander, 37, of Ellington, husband of Sarah L. Robbins, passed away unexpectedly at his home on Thursday, April 15, 2021. Born in Rockville on August 14, 1983 he was a resident of Tolland for many years prior to living in Ellington the past fourteen years. A truck driver, David was an avid outdoorsman who liked fishing, hunting, and kayaking. He was a talented mechanic, who liked repairing vehicles and helping others with their motor vehicles, and was a big fan of NASCAR, especially Chase Elliott. Dave also enjoyed cooking and grilling for his family and friends. In addition to his wife Sarah, David is survived by three sons, Ryan M. Robbins, Ayden M. Robbins-Sander, Dylan J. Robbins-Sander all of Ellington; a daughter, Alivia G. Robbins-Sander of Ellington; his mother, Barbara Jean (Tischofer) Morales-Lopez of Ellington; and his sister, Patricia Sander of Tolland. He also leaves his mother-in-law, Stacey L. Spears and her significant other, Michael Maughan, of Vernon; his father-in-law, John W. Robbins and his wife, Patti, of Vermont; a brother-in-law, Adam Robbins of Mansfield; a sister-in-law, Shelby Dorman of Newington; several uncles, aunts, cousins, nieces, nephews, and dear friends. Dave was predeceased by his father, Donald Arthur Sander. Private funeral service and burial will be held at the convenience of the family. There are no calling hours. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Robbins Children Fund, P.O. Box 122, Ellington, CT 06029 or Please contact a family member for the Celebration of David’s Life to be held this Saturday (April 24, 2021) in Coventry. The D’Esopo-East Hartford Memorial Chapel, 30 Carter Street, East Hartford has been entrusted with the care of the funeral arrangements. For on-line expressions of sympathy to the family please visit



  • Celebration of Life

    Saturday, April 24, 2021


  • Burial - Private, Private Funeral Service


David Allan Sander

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karen Hunt

May 5, 2021

I did not know the family for long but they were always kind and would always drop off my packages when they came to their house by mistake.
Prayers for the entire family.
Karen Hunt

Tyler Murray

April 23, 2021

My condolences to the family. My heart is heavy by this news. David and I grew up together he was my first friend in tolland, and we shared some really fun times over the 16+ years we lived by each other. We literally grew up together everyday. There was a small farm between us and we always wanted to ride our dirt bikes there since like 5th grade, Finally when we were like 14-16 we got that onetime chance I’ll never forget that feeling of accomplishment we shared.
I’ll miss ya bud!

Michael Maughan

April 22, 2021

My heart is hurting,I know have only known you a short time ,but in that time you have become one of closest friends,just know you will always be on my mind and in my heart .
Until we meet again ,Hammer down driver

Daniel M Cyr

April 21, 2021

Cousin Barbara,

I was very sorry to hear such sad and unbearable news. Our hearts and prayers go out to you and your family. May your son David Rest In Peace.

Sending our Love, ❤️

Cousin Dan and Mari Ellen Borcherdt