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Carl Dann III

May 9, 1932June 18, 2020

Dr. Carl “Sandy” Dann III, 88 passed away peacefully on June 18, 2020. Sandy was born on May 9, 1932 in Orlando, Florida, and was known as one of the most entertaining storytellers. With candor, wit and deep passion, Sandy documented the challenges, conflicts, and celebrations of early Florida and his beloved Orlando.

Sandy attended Princeton Elementary in College Park, then attended and graduated from the Choate School in Connecticut with the honor of Cum Laude. He further pursued a Bachelor of Dentistry with honors, a Doctor of Dental Surgery (D.D.S.) and a Master of Science in Orthodontics at the University of North Carolina in Chapel Hill. Sandy’s clinical expertise and continued pursuit of higher education has allowed him to complete over 10,000 successful orthodontic cases.

Sandy was an avid hunter, diver, skier and sailor. He has traveled extensively with 15 trips to Africa, three to Mongolia, six all over Europe and has been to half of the countries in South America, He has sailed all of the seas, all the way to the South Pacific. He was the ultimate travel tour guide as he was extremely knowledgeable of the history of that specific location as well as entertaining. Sandy shared his adventurous Hemmingway-esque tales of hunting, fishing, sailing and exploring all over the world by publishing several books. His lighthearted delivery makes the most dreadful of circumstances humorous, as he recounts how he survived in each precarious dangerous situation.

One of Sandy’s favorite places were the Abacos in the Bahamas. He loved “Bandito Point” and his custom-made boat, “Bandit”. He mastered those waters and spent numerous vacations with his friends and showing his family the beauty that it had to offer. All of his children were expert snorkelers and divers. He was thrilled that his family maintained the property where they still enjoy to this day.

Once Sandy retired, he purchased and spent quite a bit of time in Uruguay where he loved to hunt birds and enjoy the serenity of a past generation. He was always at ease there and he loved the way the place made him feel.

Sandy was 3rd generation Orlando-an where both of his parents’ families were a big part of the early development of Orlando. His mother’s family, the Lawsons, settled here as well. The “Dann” family were responsible for the development and building of the Historic Dubsdread Golf Course located in College Park. Sandy experienced the then private golf club in the early days when some of the country’s most famous golfers played, WWII pilots enjoyed R&R, and gambling was rampant.

He is survived by his sister; Joanie Dann, sons; Dr. Carl Dann IV, David Dann and Lawson Dann (Tracey), daughter; Carol Muscato (Michael), grandson; Brantley Muscato (Lindsay) and Braxton Dann, granddaughter; Riley Dann, great grandsons; Bucham Muscato and Michael Muscato, He is preceded in death by his wife’s Nancy Dann, Barbara Dann and Sheila Dann, grandson; Lawson Dann Jr and daughters; Sandy Weeks Dann and Catherine Dann.

A Private family burial service will be held and in lieu of flowers please make donations to the Alzheimer’s Foundation of America (alzfdn.org) or to the charity of your choice in Sandy’s name. For more information regarding the life and times of Sandy Dann, please check out his books, “The Hunt for Nirvana”, “Sandy Dann’s Orlando” and “Dreadful Errors in Judgement” which can be purchased at amazon.com.


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Carl Dann III

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Roland Dann

July 4, 2020

My name is Roland Dann and I live in Georgia. Carl was a cousin. However the Dann family never had any gatherings that we were aware of. Do you have any family history that might be available? My father was Elmer Dann and he was born in Chuluota and his father was Roland Dann from College park. Please contact me if you have any information! We always heard that Carl was a very well thought of person in Orlando.
Sincerely, Roland Dann 912-856-0428

Leza Tellam

June 30, 2020

Sandy was a true bon-vivant, eccentric, reader, host, ally, man of the world and all around lover of life with a sense of history and yet not at all stuck in the past. He was generous with his friends, his circle and a mentor. I miss him tremendously and his spirit has left a mark on all of us who had the pleasure of his company.

Leza Tellam

Judy Jett

June 28, 2020

Dr Dann did my braces back in the mid-60’s. I was always amazed at the sea life he had mounted on the walls of the treatment room. He was a great man that gave so many of us beautiful smiles! Now many years later I am a Hospice nurse. Several months ago, I was on another case when I happened to see Dr Dann’s name on a door. It was very heartbreaking to see a once vibrant man with such a “robbing” disease. He was a great man!

Brittney Goodwin

June 25, 2020

Sandy was a very great man. I remember seeing out when he took his dogs out for a walk. I will miss having him has a neighbor .

Marcia Dann Allen

June 24, 2020

Prayers for the family during this difficult time. What great memories of a long and adventurous life.

Karen Kaiser

June 23, 2020

Of course, I am remembering the braces!!! we all went to Dr. Dann's office, truly a rite of passage. Thank you for your care and patience of the young generation. Thank you for my smile!!! Karen Kaiser

J. Matthew Knight

June 23, 2020

In the 70s and 80s, just about every kid in Orlando went to Dr. Dann for braces. I logged hundreds of hours in his office; the best part was getting to see his red Porsche 928 on the way in and out. You were a legend, Dr. Dann! Here's to a life well lived. You will be missed by all!
-Matthew Knight, M.D.

Liz Lewis Kuemmerer

June 23, 2020

Oh the parties at Sandy and Sheila's! Such fun and excitement. I always looked forward to New Year's Day at their home on Dubstred. He was so charismatic and welcoming. And hearing about he and Sheila's adventures was so cool. Rest well Sandy. Say Hi to my Dad.💗

Winnie & Joel Sharp

June 23, 2020

Our deepest condolences to his large family and especially to Jonie. Carl was such an amazing person!

John McKinney

June 23, 2020

To all your family: I share the loss of such a one-of-a-kind guy. I have fond memories of shared stories with Sandy across the years, of Dubsdread and adventures beyond. One day we'll do it again!
Your friend, John McKinney