Sandra J. Ehle

sandra ehle

March 16, 1941 ~ July 24, 2022

Born in: New Haven, CT
Resided in: Hamden, CT

Sandra Joyce Ehle, 81, wife of the late Ernest E. Ehle, Jr., peacefully passed away on July 24, 2022 after a brief illness. Born in New Haven on March 16, 1941 as the only daughter of the late Ross and Nellie Doris McOmber and sister of the late Ross McOmber, Jr., Mrs. Ehle grew up in West Haven before moving to Hamden, where she and her husband raised their family. She enjoyed many family trips to Florida. Although quiet, she enjoyed answering the phone for the family business, where she was able to connect with the customers. In her golden years, Mrs. Ehle could be found volunteering at the local animal shelters; she was an avid animal lover and rescued her beloved dog Pongo from the shelter. Sandra was a wonderful mother and caring grandmother to her son Ernest E. Ehle, III, his wife Laura, their children Ernest E. Ehle, IV and Grace Ehle of Hamden. She will also be remembered by her first-born child, Cindy Ehle Gartland of Glastonbury and her daughter, Ashley Gartland.
Services through BEECHER & BENNETT FUNERAL HOME, 2300 Whitney Ave., Hamden will be private. Contributions in Sandra’s name can be sent to The American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (ASPCA) at

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  1. Dear Ernie,Laura, Ernie,Gracie, and Family,
    We are extending our heartfelt sympathy at this extremely difficult time. Our prayers and thoughts are with you
    With deepest condolences,
    Nancy, John Ferraro and Family
    Also, Nancy Porto

  2. Cindy, Ashley, Ernie & Family- We know each of you will miss your mom (& gma) and pray that you find comfort knowing that each of you shared your love & life w/your mom (grandma to the grandkids). We are praying for each of you to find strength during this time in your life. Hugs & Love from Tammy & Family

  3. It was always such a treat to call and get Sandy on the line! Our conversations were full of laughter and ranged over more topics than I can count. Even when things were tough, she did her best to focus on the upside. More than once, her positive attitude and human warmth helped me put things in perspective. What a woman! I hope that, with time, the happy memories will bring you comfort.
    Fondly, Ruth

  4. I never had the pleasure of meeting your mother in person, but by knowing her daughter Cindy I can only imagine how kind and caring
    she must have been. My sincerest condolences to the Ehle children and family.

  5. Frank Cochran and I send our condolences to the Ehle family. While I never met Sandy, we spoke on the phone whenever we needed plumbing and heating services from her son Ernie. She was always pleasant and fun to chat with. I will miss her.

  6. The Ehle family have taken care of nearly all of my plumbing needs for more than 30 years. As others have said, I always enjoyed speaking with Sandy on the phone. My sympathy goes out to all of you, especially Ernie, Ernie III, and Laura.


    Jean Webb

  7. Cindy and Ashley- So sorry to hear of the passing of your mom /grandmother. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family during these difficult times.
    Mary Neclerio ❤️🙏✝️

  8. Dear Ernie, Laura and family –

    We were saddened to learn of the passing of your mother and grandmother. Please accept our condolences. When gathered following Service this past Sunday people who had the pleasure of knowing her recalled past memories, whether at church functions or while in interactions over the phone in handling our requests for repairs by Ehle Plumbing. Her spirit is a strong and positive presence and her life will be prayerfully remembered here at Emanuel Lutheran. God bless you all.

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