Friends Remembered: Dan Sandman

Dan Sandman


Hero Fund Commission member Dan Sandman, 75, of Vero Beach, Florida, and Upper St. Clair, Pennsylvania, died Thursday, Nov. 30, 2023. He had served on the Commission for 21 years.

He was born in Cincinnati, Ohio, on May 1, 1948, to Martin Joseph and Charlotte (Frey) Sandman.

Sandman was a two-time graduate of The Ohio State University as an Evans Scholar undergraduate in 1970 and a Barton Scholar at the Moritz College of Law in 1973. He worked as the general counsel and executive at Marathon Oil Corporation, USX, and US Steel. Throughout his career, Sandman and his family lived in Ohio, London, Houston, Texas, and finally settled in Pittsburgh. His many interests included teaching Corporate Governance Law as an adjunct professor, doing mediation work, and serving on corporate and philanthropic boards. He was described a remarkable friend and mentor. Sandman will be remembered for his generosity, leadership, and congeniality.

Sandman loved Pittsburgh, serving on the boards of the Carnegie Museums of Pittsburgh, Carnegie Science Center, Heinz History Center, and the Carnegie Hero Fund Commission.

Sandman is survived by his wife of 51 years, Bonnie M. Sandman (Allison); his daughters Christina Frey Sandman and Erica Sandman Clarke; and grandchildren Leah and Lindsey Clarke.