Funeral Details

Raymond “Ray” Sand

September 19, 1943 - May 12, 2024


Date and Time

Wednesday, May 15, 2024 at 12 Noon


Chicago Jewish Funerals
Skokie Chapel
8851 Skokie Boulevard
Skokie, Illinois 60077
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Rabbi Steven Stark Lowenstein


Westlawn Cemetery
7801 West Montrose Avenue
Norridge, Illinois 60706
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Memorial Contributions

Alzheimer's Association


Raymond “Ray” Sand age 80. Beloved husband of Teri Grinker, the late Bonnie Sand and former husband of JoAnn Arndt. Loving father of Davan Sand (fiancée Lisa), Christine (Bill) Bluhm and Catherine (Eric) Medernach. Proud grandfather of Samantha Bluhm, Joseph Bluhm, Caden Medernach and Henry Medernach. Dear brother of the late Robert (Sharon) Sand. Devoted son of the late Joseph and Fannie Sand. Former owner of Mephisto Great Lakes Shoe Deerfield. Service Wednesday 12PM at Chicago Jewish Funerals, 8851 Skokie Blvd (at Niles Center Road), Skokie. Interment Westlawn. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Alzheimer’s Association, To attend the funeral live stream, please visit our website. Arrangements by Chicago Jewish Funerals - Skokie Chapel, 847.229.8822,


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Ray was a great friend, boss and overall person. I have thought about him a great deal over the past few years. I have missed his smiling face and his fantastic conversations. When I met Ray I was working at Players Grill and then I got the pleasure of working for him and his late wife Bonnie at their Mephisto shoe store. I enjoyed it very much. Anyway, to Chris, Cathy and Davan my heart aches for you all and I send my deepest sympathies at this time!! I love Ray and will miss him tremendously. 💔💔💔

Jamie Riegelhaupt
May 14, 2024
Ray and I were first cousins, my mother Irene was sister to Ray's father Joe. Ray and his brother Robert were a bit older than me, and thus itwasn't always an easy fit when visiting due to the age difference. That said, we still grew up together as exemplified during family reunions for visits to their farm. Ray had a quiet, wry sense of humor, was kind (but also known for pranks), and was a good conversationalist as we crossed paths in our older years. My condolences to Ray's family.

Robert Campagna
May 14, 2024
We are so sorry to hear of the family's loss. You are in our thoughts and prayers. I greatly enjoyed any time I had with Ray.
We will attend the service on-line and be with you in spirit.

Duane Sand
May 15, 2024