On October 18th, 2022

The Passing of Retired Captain Howard Sanford

From GoFundMe page

It is with great sadness that CSLEA  announces the untimely passing of former CSLEA member and Department of Parks and Recreation Captain, Firefighter/Security Officer Howard Sanford. Howard is survived by his wife Linda, two sons and two grandsons. Howard was a 24-year employee of Parks and Recreation and worked at Hearst San Simeon State Historical Monument/Hearst Castle. At the time of his passing, Howard had only been retired for six months.

Howard was a dedicated professional and was of great assistance to CSLEA in addressing labor issues he and the Firefighter/Security Officer staff faced each day at Hearst Castle. Howard helped make Hearst Castle a better and safer place not only for his co-workers but also for the thousands who continue to visit the Castle each year.

“On behalf of CSLEA, I thank Howard and send condolences to his family. He helped make my job easier and it was a great pleasure to know Howard and work with him” said CSLEA Legal Counsel David De La Riva.

For your consideration, Howard’s family has set up a Go Fund Me account to assist with expenses associated with Howard’s passing (see link below).


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