James 'Sandman' Sandusky II, 41, passed away April 20, 2013. Survived by his wife, Kari Sandusky; children, Baylee, Cole and Bobbie Sandusky and Jamie Forbes; mother, Evie (Jim) Densford; father, James (Kim) Sandusky; mothers-in-law, Gracie Clementi and Pam Spinuzzi; sisters, Christi Rojas and Misty (Jim) Sterk; sisters-in-law, Dacey Spinuzzi, Jessica Spinuzzi and Ashley Biddle; grandparents, Sam and Josephine Cortese, Julia Sandusky and Richard Lee; special uncle, Lance Graham; angel aunt, Jan DiSanti; numerous other relatives and special friends. Preceded in death by grandparents, Charles Sandusky, Gwen Lee, Acie McManus and Teddy Wulff; fathers-in-law, Robert Spinuzzi and John Clementi; and brother-in-law, Ben Clementi. James was born in Pueblo on April 2, 1972. He received his jump wings through the 82nd Airborne while serving in the U.S. Army. He was a journeyman sheet metal worker and a member of the Local # 9. Jim loved to hunt and fish and was a true friend to all. There will be no viewing. Cremation, Montgomery & Steward Crematorium. Memorial service, 10:30 a.m. Thursday, April 25, 2013, at Pueblo Christian Center, 1605 S. Pueblo Blvd., with Pastor Shane Cannon officiating. Memorials may be made to the Baylee, Cole and Bobbie Sandusky Education Fund through the funeral home. Online condolences, www. MontgomerySteward.com

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  1. May I offer my sincere condolences to you on the death of Jim. May your hearts find comfort in God’s Word where he states: He (God) will swallow up death in victory; and the Lord God shall wipe away tears from off all faces. (Isaiah 25:8) May your loved one awaken to a world where there will be peace (John 5:28,29; Psalm 37:11) no sickness (Isaiah 33:24) and no more troubles (Revelation 21:4) throughout eternity (Psalm 37:29). May your hearts find comfort and hope in God’s Word for all that he has said will surely come to pass. (Titus 1:2) My deepest sympathy to you.

  2. Kari, Cole, Baylee, Bobbie and family.
    I am so sorry to hear about Jim’s passing. Just know that I am keeping you in my thoughts and prayers. I think of you often. I will always have a special place in my heart for you and the kids. Especially my little Cole. May God bring you peace and comfort during this very difficult time.

    Valerie Rosen. “Miss Valerie”

  3. Kari, Baylee, Cole, Bobbie and Family:

    Jack and I want to send you our very deepest sympathy for the loss of your husband, your kids father, and your families loved one. We know you are well supported by your family and friends in the Pueblo area, but we want you to know we share in some of the pain with you. It never seems fair that so much happens to such a young family and we can only be thankful Jim is no longerr suffering from his illness.
    We will be in Pueblo some time this summer and would like to pay our respects personnally when we are there. May God be with you and your family.
    With Deepest Sympathy from your cousins in Great Falls, Montana
    Jack and Janet (Cortese) Keith

  4. So sorry to hear about your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. I will always remember Jimmy as the kind and funny guy that he was and I feel very fortunate to have been able to spend time with you, Jimmy and your family at all of our gatherings!

  5. Dearest Kari and Family,
    We are so sorry for your loss. You are in our thoughts and prayers.
    May God Bless You All.
    Our Deepest Sympathy, Judy Patti and Family

  6. So sorry for you loss Kari. Jimmy was such a fun guy and I have some very fond memories of him and your family. My thoughts and prayers are with you.

  7. Jimmy was a good friend. When I worked with him he was very good at ignoring me when I sat near him during breaks and I mocked him when he called you, Kari, on most coffee breaks and lunch breaks. I would say “Yep, it’s me Jimmy, again. Yep, I’m on break, again. Ok, I’ll talk to you again in a few hours when I get my next break!” And Jimmy would just smile and keep on talking to you while he was squeezing potato salad into his mouth out of a plastic bag or eating with a spoon that he cut out of sheet metal because there was no spoon in his lunch. You guys came to every birthday, graduation, or generic gathering that we called about. You helped Lori bring in her 40th, Nikki with her high school graduation, and last year with my 50th. Jimmy was a true friend with a shining personality and a great sense of humor. One of a kind!

  8. Our hearts are sadden by the loss of Jimmy. Our deepest sympathy and prayers are with you and your family. May God give you comfort and peace. We love you.

  9. Dear Sandusky Family,

    My deepest sympathy for your loss, I lost my mother last year and these words helped me through…..

    When you were born you cried and the world rejoiced, Now that you’ve gone the world cries and you rejoice.

  10. Dear Kari, kids and family,
    Our thoughts and prayers are with you all. Jim will sadly be missed.
    The neighborhood will never be the same.
    Heartfelt sorrow.

  11. Our deepest condolences to all of your family. Our thoughts and prayers are with all of you at this sad time.

  12. From far away our arms are wrapped around you with tears falling from our eyes. Gods, peace and strength and love to you all.

  13. My thoughts and prayers to Kari & the Kids. Jimmy was a good man and a great friend. He will be truly missed. Rest in peace Brother.

  14. Dear Kari & Kids – We are so sorry for your loss. Sandman was such a wonderful person. We know that you will forever cherrish your memories of him. We hope that time helps heal your pain. If we can help, please let us know.
    Ted, Leslie & Conner Shepard

  15. Dear Kari and Family,
    We are so sorry to hear about Jim. We feel extremely at a loss of words for your loss. Please know that even though we will not be there we will be praying for all of you.
    Love, John and Sandy Rea

  16. Dear Family,

    My heart breaks for each of you. Nothing can take the place of Jim II! He will be so missed by so many, but that is because he was so kind. I remember how excited he was when I embroidered the pink shirt for Baylee! He was talking about it the last time I saw him. He was so quick to help me when I needed him. That will not be forgotten.

    Love to Kari and children From Grandma Julia

  17. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all during this time. What a special angel you have watching over your family. God Bless You!

  18. Jimmy my friend my mentor i’ll never forget all the crazy fun times we had you will be forever in my heart i’m gonna miss you buddy R.I.P.

  19. My heart goes out to everyone. Know there are many prayers going up; prayers for comfort and strength. May you all feel God’s Peace on your shoulders. Jimmy, until we meet again…..

  20. Mike and I are so sorry for your loss. If there’s something we can do in the days, weeks and months ahead, we’re just a phone call away. You can see how much your family is loved, from the outpouring of SO many people. You’ll be prayed for by so many and those prayers won’t go unanswered, God is listening and always near. God be with you all,
    Love Rhonda & Mike Pighetti

  21. My deepest sympathy . You’re in my thoughts, my heart, and my prayers. May happy memories carry you through this sorrowful time.

  22. Jimmy, you will be missed each and every day. We were blessed to have been a part of your life! Knowing you are in Gods hands does does give some comfort, we will not only continue to pray for your family but help to look after them.

    Stephanie and John Goldschmidt

  23. I am so saddened to hear of the loss of your husband. I am thinking and sending prayers to your family in this very difficult time. Know that a bevy of angels was there to welcome him into their arms and they will help to shelter and keep you always.

  24. Evie & Family, & Jim & Family, Our thoughts & prayers are with you all at this most difficult time. I remember Jimmy as a very nice young man. God Bless you all. Norman & Joy Thacker

  25. Sheet Metal Workers Local #9 has lost a great mechanic and brother. Our condolences to the entire family.

  26. My thoughts and prayers are with Jim’s families. I remember Jimmy from the toddler years, always such a sweet & kind person . God bless each and every family member. Please take comfort that you will never really loose him, and will reunite some day in Heaven. He is living on now even in your hearts.

  27. Dearest Family, my heart goes out to all of you at this terrible time. My grand kids still talk about the time Jimmy brought the 4 wheelers to you house Evie. My deepest concern is for the wonderful children. Losing a parent is so difficult . You all will be in my prayers. We know Jimmy is in a wonderful place.

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