Sanfred J. Tyser, age 85, passed away Sept. 12, 2020. “Handy Sandy” could build and fix almost anything. His personality and stylish mustache left an indelible impression on everyone he met. He freely expressed his opinion in his booming voice and had a laugh like no other. He was a Purdue graduate and proud Boilermaker. He was an avid fan of the Chicago Cubs and “moldy fig” jazz. His eclectic hobbies included ham radio, Hot Jazz Society and sailing. He loved Skyline Chili and SpongeBob. He enjoyed road trips with his true love, Annie, including treks to Amish Country to meet with dear friends, Martin and Joan, and to New Orleans to visit daughter, Lisa, eat great food and hear jazz at Preservation Hall.

Preceded in death by his parents, Sheridan and Ruth Tyser; brother-in-law, Joseph Salm; son-in-law, David Brand; father-in-law and best friend, Samuel Mendelson; and grandson, Benjamin Tyser. He is survived by his wife, Anne Mirman-Tyser; children, Julie (Don Tipton) Brand and Lisa Mirman; sister, Harriet Salm; brother-in-law and sister-in-law, Dan and Maxine Mendelson; grandchildren, Andrew and Sophie Brand, and Isaac and Isabelle Tipton; many nephews and nieces, including, Dan, Paul and Steve Salm; Scott, Michal, Levi, Gabi and Sammy Mendelson; and his best buddy and constant companion, Sparky. Also survived by Matthew (Susan) Tyser and Monica (Tim) Pavuk.

A private graveside service was held Sept. 16, at Forest Lawn – Temple Israel Section.

In lieu of flowers, contributions in Sandy’s memory can be made to the Down Syndrome Association of Central Ohio ( or Temple Israel (

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