Falare L. "Butch" Sandberg, 76, of Heritage Green Rehab and Skilled Nursing, formerly of 30 Harlem Ave., Lakewood, died Saturday June 14, 2014, in UPMC Hamot, Erie, Pa.
He was born Feb. 5, 1938, in Jamestown, a son of the late Gilbert and Evelyn Mae Shellberg Sandberg.
He graduated from Southwestern Central High School in 1956 and completed a five-year course of study on automatic sprinkler journeyman-for-man training program through the Pennsylvania State University. One of the years he won an apprentice-ship competition. He served in the U.S. Naval Reserve from 1955-63.
Prior to his retirement in 2006, he owned and operated Sandberg Fire Protection Services Inc. He earlier owned Sandberg Sprinkler and Piping Company Inc. and the Jamestown Datsun Automobile dealership.
He was a member of the former Jamestown Jaycees.
He looked forward to the Bible's promise of a resurrection.
Surviving are four children: Terri Sandberg of New Market, Md., Joan Sandberg, Elizabeth Sand-berg and Earle (Mindy) Sandberg, all of Lakewood; two grandchildren: Karla Robin Schreck of New Market, Md., and Glen Robert Schreck of Lake-wood; a great-granddaughter, Mackenzie Anderson of Lakewood; a sister, Carla (Glenn) Babcock of Leesburg, Fla.; and a brother, David (Laureen) Sandberg of Erie, Pa.
Besides his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, the former Sally Gross, whom he married May 11, 1957, and who died July 10, 2007; a granddaughter, Eva Marie Sandberg Anderson; and a brother, Bruce Sandberg.
A memorial service will be held at 7 p.m. Tuesday in the Lind Funeral Home.
Friends will be received from 5-7 p.m. Tuesday in the funeral home.
Memorials may be made to a charity of choice.
You may light a candle in remembrance of Butch at www.lindfuneralhome.com.