June 25, 1933 – May 21, 2020
Alvin William Wand, 86, of Charleston, SC entered into eternal rest on Thursday, May 21, 2020 at his home surrounded by his wife and children. Alvin was born June 25, 1933 in Elizabeth, IL to the late William and Elizabeth Goldhagen Wand.
Alvin enlisted in the Navy, January of 1952 at age 18. While stationed in Connecticut he met and fell in love with Patricia Quinn of Simsbury, CT. They married April 30,1955. During his Navy tenure, the family lived in many states, finally making their permanent home in Charleston in 1972.
Alvin was always happiest tinkering with small engine repairs, working in his garden and was a voracious reader. He always had a stack of books next to his chair. He was an active member of American Legion Post 147 and a member of VFW Post 445. He loved the Chicago Bears, the Atlanta Braves and good "dad" jokes.
Their Charleston home was a lowcountry treasure, where Alvin and Pat raised their 7 children along the creek, overlooking Morris Island Lighthouse. Precious memories were made during the many oyster roasts, birthday and holiday celebrations.
He is survived by his wife of 65 years, Patricia "Pat" Wand, seven children: Patricia Lamar (Michael) of Columbia, SC, Michael (Marguerite) of Mt. Pleasant, SC, Edward (Cindy) of James Island, SC, Brian (Mary) of Salisbury, NC, Donna Kennedy (David) of Goose Creek, SC, Chris (Robin) of Midland, NC, and Scott (Jennifer) of Moncks Corner, SC, eleven grand children, five great grandchildren, three brothers: Wayne Wand (Ester) of Elizabeth, IL, Dale Wand of Elizabeth, IL, and Robert Wand of Elizabeth, IL, and two sisters: Judy McGivney (Harvey) of Stockton, IL and Mary Lou Schaible (Jim) of Elizabeth, IL, and sister in law, Sharon Wand of Elizabeth, IL.
He is predeceased by his brother, William Wand, sisters in law, Judy Wand and Joanne Wand, son in law, David Kennedy and a great grandson, Grayson Schumacher.
A special thank you to Christine, Alvin's Hospice care nurse.
A graveside service will be held at Carolina Memorial Park Cemetery's Valor Section with military honors. Announcement of the date and time will be at a later date. In lieu of flowers memorials may be made in Alvin's honor to Hospice, 4401 Belle Oaks Drive Suite 105 North Charleston, SC 29445.
4401 Belle Oaks Drive Suite 105 , North Charleston, South Carolina 29445
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May 24, 2020
EJ shared many loving family stories with me while we worked together at MWV. Your memories will sustain you as friends and families love and laugh with you through this difficult time. Love Mrs. Pat and hold her close. Prayers that God will comfort all Wand families.
May 23, 2020
Mr. Wand was a sweet, sweet man. I always felt welcomed in the Wand household. You can tell he was loved and loving because his family reflects that. He will be missed.