Sandy M. Payne
March 15, 2019
Sandy M. Payne, 94, of West Hazleton, passed away quietly in the arms of the Lord on Friday.
He was born in McAdoo on Oct. 31, 1924, the son of the late Anthony and Grace Violet Payne and resided in the area for all of his life.
Sandy was a World War II veteran, serving in the Philippines Asiatic Pacific Theater of Operations with the rank of sergeant in the U.S. Air Corps.
He retired from the Veterans Administration Hospital inWilkArmy es-Barre as a head auditor, after w orking for 35 years. WilkArmy es-Barre as a head auditor, after w orking for 35 years.
He was a member of Holy Name of Jesus Parish at Transfiguration Church, West Hazleton, a man of the Sacred Heart and was a pro bowler and a city champion.
He was preceded in death, in addition to his parents, by his beloved wife, the former Anna Trugon; brothers, Joseph, Louis, James, Frank and John Payne; and his sisters, Angelina and Mary.
Surviving are his two beloved daughters, Marian, of Milford, Conn.; Sandra, of West Hazleton; and many nieces and nephews also survive.
His funeral will be held Friday at 9:30 a.m. from Hilary J. Bonin Funeral Home, 99 W. Green St., West Hazleton. Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10 a.m. in Transfiguration Church, West Hazleton.
Entombment will follow in the family mausoleum at Calvary Cemetery, Drums.
Friends may call at the funeral home from 6 to 8 p.m. on Thursday.