Remembering Sandy Soennichsen

Sandy Soennichsen — a frequent commenter on “0688o” — died Sunday.

According to an obituary in the Connecticut Post, Klaus “Sandy” Soennichsen was born in Bavaria, Germany in 1947, He immigrated to the U.S. 3 years later.

Sandy Soennichsen

Sandy Soennichsen

Sandy grew up in Weston, and graduated from Staples High School in 1965.

After joining the Air Force during the Vietnam War, he graduated from American International College before settling in Westport in 1979.

Since retiring as a high stakes supervisor at Foxwoods Casino, Sandy enjoyed spending time with his family, and having coffee with his friends at Oscar’s.

Sandy is survived by his wife of 47 years, Carol of Westport; his son and daughter-in-law, Ryan and Despina of Weston; 3 grandchildren, Markus, Angelika and Nikoletta, and cousins Eric Flaig and Linda Glasschroeder of New Hampshire.

Calling hours are tomorrow (Wednesday, May 25), 5-8 p.m. at the Spear-Miller Funeral Home, 39 South Benson Rd. Fairfield.

In lieu of flowers, contributions can be made to the Westport EMS, 50 Jesup Road, Westport.

For information, or to sign an online guest register, click here.

8 responses to “Remembering Sandy Soennichsen

  1. Zack Randel

    Great man. Condolences to Ryan and family.

  2. Michael A Nayor

    Shocked and saddened to learn of Sandy’s passing. He cared deeply about Westport and was an early mentor for many of Ryan’s soccer buddies. Our thoughts are with Carol, Ryan and family.

  3. Wendy Cusick

    I was shocked to see this!!
    My condolences to the Soennichsen Family and Friends.
    His thoughts will be missed on the blog.

  4. Jack Krayson

    I remember Sandy calling on me when he was a publisher’s ad rep for college newspapers. He always had a keen sense of humour, even when we didn’t recommend his media deals to our clients.

  5. Kathleen Dehler

    We will miss Sandy—he always made us smile. My husband was a member of Sandys “Old Guys Poker Group” and played softball with him for many years.Sandy even got all our boys to join the team.! RIP Sandy —-prayers for Carol, Ryan and Despina and his beautiful grandchildren.

  6. Oh NO !! What a great guy…smoking in Oscars [Yes! way back in the day]. He was a comedian who saw laughter in everything. We both served in Nam, so we’d occasionally swap a story, and he & Carol threw a great Christmas party. You could count on Sandy being at Oscar’s for morning coffee. This is very sad.

  7. So sorry to heat this, he was such a kind man. Rest in peace.

  8. William Sowik

    just found out by chance; way to early. Had a great time at Staples High School. Bill Sowik, mansfld center, CT