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Harry J Will Funeral Homes

37000 W Six Mile Road, Livonia, MI

OBITUARY

Alexander M. "Sandy" Love

January 23, 1927June 4, 2020

Alexander "Sandy" MacFarlane MacPherson Love, 93, peacefully passed away June 4, 2020. He was born on January 23, 1927 in Paisley, Scotland to Alexander "Alec" and Janet (MacPherson) Love. Sandy proudly enlisted to serve in the US Navy, serving in both WWII on the USS Quincy (CA 71) and the Korean War on the USS Des Moines (CA 134). After the war he returned to work at American Brake Block where he met the love of his life, Nancy Lee Love, and they married on April 23, 1955 in Detroit, MI. In December 1955 Sandy began his 37 year career at Cadillac Division of General Motors, retiring in June 1992.

Sandy will be remembered as a loving husband, father and grandfather, a dedicated family man, and a friend to many. He was a kind and gentle man who loved God, had a wonderful sense of humor, was an avid reader, a talented painter, enjoyed gardening, solving crossword puzzles, and taking pictures & videos. Sandy was a member of St. Matthew’s United Methodist Church where he served faithfully over the years. Most of all, he cherished spending time with his family.

Sandy will be missed by his wife Nancy; his son Kevin (Debbie) Love of Harrisville, MI; his daughter Kimberly (Andy) Lim of Dexter, MI; his grandchildren Stephanie Lim of New York, NY and Brian (Christie) Lim of Longmont, CO; and step-grandchildren Adam (Jessica and children Riley & Connor) Gauss of Sacramento, CA and Bethany Gauss of Mikado, MI. Sandy was preceded in death by his sister, Euphemia Schemers and his parents Alec & Janet Love.

A private service for the family and internment at the Great Lakes National Cemetery will take place. A memorial service/celebration of Sandy’s life will be held on Saturday - July 11, 2020 at 11:00 a.m. at Harry J. Will Funeral Home 37000 West Six Mile Road, Livonia, Michigan 48152. Friends may visit at the funeral home prior to the service beginning at 10:00 a.m. As a courtesy to the Love family, guests are asked to wear masks that cover both nose and mouth at all times. We appreciate your kind consideration.

Please share a memory or condolences with the family at Sandy's online guest book.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made to St. Matthews United Methodist Church, 30900 Six Mile Rd, Livonia, MI 48152 (www.stmatthewslivonia.com/givinghome), or American Legion Post 32, 9318 Newburgh Rd, Livonia, MI 48150 or Salvation Army 33600 Plymouth Rd, Livonia, MI 48150 (https://satruck.org).

Services

PREVIOUS SERVICES:

  • Memorial Visitation Saturday

    Saturday, July 11, 2020

  • A Memorial Service and Celebration of Life

    Saturday, July 11, 2020

OTHER SERVICES:

  • Private Interment & Veterans Honor Service

Memories

Alexander M. "Sandy" Love

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Janet Chick

July 9, 2020

Uncle Sandy has been part of my life always. It was comforting to know he was there even when it had been a long time in between seeing him. There is just no one else like him I know. He was always smiling, always kind and had the best sense of humor. He always made us feel we were important to him. He was also my connection to my mom after she passed and Grandma and Grandpa Love. He has left us with all the heritage and traditions they brought to us. This just popped into my head.... When I was younger I was greatly impressed with a big coconut he brought home from the service that had Guam painted on it and how he said he lost all his hair over there. I imagine he really did. There's that sense of humor. Most recently he made a point to gift me with one of Grandma Loves' tea cup and saucers. I was deeply touched ...it was a treasure. He didn't know I thought he was the treasure. I especially cherish those times he connected with my children. They thought he was special and he made them feel special. Even as adults they think of Uncle Sandy as that special Uncle. He was simply a joy. Now he has moved on and I have no doubt he is having a good time in Heaven already making the angels laugh. Love you Uncle Sandy you are always in our hearts.

Kenneth Kessler

June 29, 2020

Early in 1950 I met Sandy on the USS Des Moines. As we were assigned duties in the C R Division we soon became very good friends. Little did we know at the time that we would enjoy 70 years of friendship with each other and our families.
After we ended our service we kept in contact regularly as we lived in Minnesota, and later moved to Colorado.
Sandy was a great shipmate and long time outstanding friend. His easy going nature and kind attitude made him an outstanding person he was. He also was a good family man, giving all and asking nothing in return.
Sandy find that place in Scotland you talked about and perhaps we may meet again.

Kenneth Macallum

June 12, 2020

My thoughts are with all the family at this time. RIP Uncle Sandy. Kenneth.

Renee Schemers-ochrem

June 10, 2020

Uncle Sandy was one in a million, kind spirited, genuine, funny and I love my time spent with our family. From pizza to Scottish meat pies from Ackroyd's at Aunt Nancy and Uncle Sandy’s a tradition that will last forever. My love and prayers to the whole family for an amazing person and Veteran. Sending thoughts and prayers to the whole family.
Love , Renee

Sharon Dwinell

June 10, 2020

Thoughts and prayers go out to Nancy,
Kim and Andy ,Kevin and Deb.
Will miss Sandy!😘💓

FROM THE FAMILY
FROM THE FAMILY