HENDERSON HARBOR, New York (WWNY) – William W. Conde, III, affectionately known as “Sandy,” died in Henderson Harbor on May 18, 2022. Born February 18, 1942, he was 80 years old.
Sandy was Nancy’s (Rayner) beloved husband of 55 years and a loving father to Susan Raymond (Joe) of Redwood City, CA, and Sam Conde (Heather) of Manlius, NY. He was also a wonderful “dad” to five grandchildren: Grace, David and Will Raymond and Ben and Charlie Conde. Additionally, Sandy is survived by her siblings Ann Burtt (Steve), Andy Conde (Amanda), and Kimberly Askins (Karl).
He was predeceased by his brother Jay Conde.
Born in Watertown, NY to William W. Conde, II and Betty Jane Marsellus Conde, Sandy attended Watertown schools and graduated from Deerfield Academy in 1960 and Colgate University in 1964, with a bachelor’s degree in history. After graduating from Colgate, Sandy lived and worked in Albany. It was there that he met Nancy and they married in 1966.
In 1967 Sandy left his position at Union Carbide Corporation to return to Watertown, initially working for the Bomax division of Gould Inc. He then joined Foster & Adams in 1968. For the past 56 years he has been a financial adviser of trust at Foster & Adams, and its successor companies Tucker Anthony and RBC Wealth Management. Sandy cherished her relationships with clients and colleagues throughout her final days.
Sandy was an avid athlete. Growing up on Flower Avenue West, he spent much of his youth perfecting his golf game at Ives Hill Country Club. In 1956, he won the Jefferson County Chamber of Commerce Golf Tournament and competed in the state junior championship. One of Sandy’s proudest golf moments was in 2019 when he scored 77, matching his age.
Throughout high school and college, Sandy was an accomplished lacrosse teammate. Recognized as a superb stickhandler, passer and highly skilled player, he was captain of the Deerfield Academy and Colgate University lacrosse teams. At Deerfield he received the Benjamin C. Haviland Trophy for being selected as an outstanding member of the school lacrosse team, and at Colgate he was an All American Honoree.
Sandy loved her time in Henderson Harbor and on Lake Ontario, where her family has summered for generations. When not in Henderson Harbor, Sandy was active in the community of Spring Island, South Carolina, where he and Nancy wintered for over twenty years.
Over the years, Sandy has volunteered with the Watertown Family YMCA, Ives Hill Country Club, Jefferson County Chapter of the American Red Cross, Planned Parenthood of Northern New York and Ducks Unlimited.
Sandy will be remembered for his love of photography. Whether photographing family, friends, wildlife or nature, he had a sense of composition and often captured the perfect moment. His printed photo cards were among the gifts he shared with family and friends.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Watertown Family YMCA, 119 Washington Street, Watertown, NY 13601, or the Spring Island Trust, 40 Mobley Oaks Lane, Okatie, SC 29909.
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