Sanford (Sandy) Cleveland Paterson was born in Elizabeth, New Jersey on March 22, 1938. He was 30,431 days old. As a child he loved to spend his time at Manasquan Beach as well as Point Pleasant, New Jersey. He was known for his wonderful sense of humor as well as his story telling. He graduated from Manasquan High School 1956 and later received a Masters of Business Administration from Pepperdine University, The George L. Graziano School of Business and Management. He served in the United States Army as a Private 1st Class E3 as an interpreter overseas. While serving he received a Good Conduct Medal.
His passion for industrial application of titanium started in the 1960’s when he developed anode basket to the electro-form nickel heat shields for the early space capsules. He further extended that experience to De Nora chlorine cells, Hooker Chemical chlorine dioxide generators, heat exchanger for off-shore oil platforms, TPA plants and water desalinization.
In the mid-1970’s while the use of titanium metal was still being explored, pipe suppliers rarely carried pipe bigger than 4″ diameter. So Sandy developed a proprietary line of welded titanium pipe called Ti-Code pipes to give the chemical processing industry new reliable alternatives. Till this day, Sandy continues to supply major fabricated titanium pipe projects to the off-shore oil & gas industry, pulp & paper mills, desalination plants and major chemical processing industry customers.
Sandford was preceded in death by his parents, Robert and Doris Paterson; brothers, Bobby, Gary, and Jon Paterson; and daughter, Sabrina King.
He is survived by his daughter, Andrea Yee; grandchildren, Brittany King and wife Hailey, Shelby Yee and Joanna, Sam Yee, Brandon King; loving friend, Joan Jeffrey and family; as well as many friends that were grateful to know him.