Yale University

In Memoriam

Sandy Albom

Remembrance of Sandy Albom at our 40th Reunion

by Steve Norman '64

Sandy Albom
1964 graduation

Sandy Albom was a resident of Silliman College.

He grew up here in New Haven and prepared for Yale at the Tora Vordaath Seminary in Brooklyn, New York.

I remember him as a good-natured fellow. He was a middle lineman on the Silliman football team. He was sturdily built and enough of a wide-body to be tough to move aside. I also remember smoke-filled, late-night card games in Silliman in which Sandy was one of last to fold.

After a 5-year interval following Yale College, Sandy graduated from the University of Pennsylvania Law School in 1972 and practiced law in Connecticut, most recently in a small firm in Norwalk.

Unfortunately, not much is known of Sandy's recent years as both his Silliman roommates, Bill Bertusi and Mike Shapiro, have pre-deceased him.

He leaves no surviving spouse or children.

However, we pay tribute to his memory as one of our own and reflect on the fact that for a time at least, we walked the same path.