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Sandor Margolin

July 4, 1941 ~ February 8, 2021 (age 79)


Sandor (Sandy) J. Margolin, 79 of Red Hook and Hyde Park, passed away at the Meadows at Brookmeade in Rhinebeck on Monday, February 8th, 2021.  He was born on July 4th, 1941 in Lewiston, ME, the son of Maurice A. and Ann R. Margolin.  Sandy married his high school sweetheart, Gayle Goldberg on March 31, 1963 in Augusta, ME.  She predeceased him in May 2014.


Sandy was a long-time member of Vassar Temple.  He was involved with the Hyde Park Jaycees, Dutchess County Special Olympics, Hyde Park Music Parents Association, FDR High School Drama Club and many other Drama Clubs throughout the Hudson Valley.  Over the years, Sandy worked for IBM, Motorola and NYCOMCO, but the bulk of his work life was spent as a Sound Engineer at his company SMAVSCO.  He provided sound and lighting services for the Hudson Valley Philharmonic, multiple local dance companies, playhouses and stages throughout the Hudson Valley and beyond, including off-Broadway shows.  Being involved in music and theater were what made him happiest.  He and Gayle certainly shared and passed that love for music and the arts onto their family.


Sandy is survived by a daughter and son-in-law Lisa-Sue & Kurt Quackenbush of Rhinebeck, NY, a son and daughter-in-law Kevin & Kristin Margolin of Rutland VT, a daughter & son-in-law Lora Beth & Andy Bradford of Poughkeepsie, NY, and grandchildren Shelby, Bradley, Kiley, Cassandra, Jarid (Gabi), Alexandra, Alanna and Blake.  The family would like to thank the very loving and dedicated staff at the Meadows at Brookmeade for their loving and compassionate care of Sandy.


Graveside Service is Thursday, February 11, 2021, 11:00 AM at Vassar Temple Cemetery on LaGrange Ave, Poughkeepsie, NY, MASKS AND SOCIAL DISTANCING REQUIRED.  Zoom links for the Graveside broadcast and Shiva services available upon request at Vassar Temple (845)454-2570 or Dapson Chestney Funeral Home (845) 876-6000.  Rabbi Renni Altman will officiate. 

In lieu of flowers, Memorial Donations may be made to either the Music Fund or Technology Fund at Vassar Temple, 140 Hooker Ave, Poughkeepsie, NY 12601, or Brookmeade Community Foundation, 46 Brookmeade Drive, Rhinebeck, NY 12572.


Graveside Service
February 11, 2021

11:00 AM
Vassar Temple Cemetery
140 LaGrange Ave
Poughkeepsie, NY 12601

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