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1934 Daniel 2017

Daniel Alexander "Sandy" Wieland

November 23, 1934 — August 23, 2017

Daniel Alexander Wieland Jr. (Sandy) 82, of Bedford, passed away on August 23, 2017. He was the husband of the Louise "Glee" (Wooldredge) Wieland for 54 years. They were married in 1963 in Marblehead, MA and resided in Cambridge, MA, before settling in Concord, MA in 1964, where they raised their three children and lived for 51 years.

Sandy was born and raised in Chestnut Hill, PA. He was the son of the late Daniel Alexander Wieland Sr. and Virginia Dashiell Wieland. He was graduated from Episcopal Academy in 1952, Haverford College in 1956, and Harvard Graduate School of Education in 1959. He had a long career as a teacher, most notably as an English teacher at Buckingham, Browne and Nichols. He also spent many summers as a tennis counselor at Camp Deerwood on Squam Lake. Squam and the surrounding White Mountains held a special place in his heart.

Sandy had many passions in life. First and foremost, he cherished his family. He had many strong friendships cultivated throughout his life. He was very active in many athletic endeavors including paddle tennis, biking and skiing, which he continued well into his late 70's. He had a deep love of the natural world, especially the mountains, which he loved to hike or ski. He was also extremely creative and a gifted artist and writer. He gave his gifts freely to others and his words and paintings will remain cherished reminders of his thoughtful and generous spirit.

Sandy was a long-time member of Trinity Episcopal Church, where he served on the vestry. He was a member of the Concord Art Association and the Emerson Umbrella, where he was a board member. In recent years, he volunteered at Emerson Hospital, where he was also a corporator. He was also a member of Concord Country Club for 48 years.

In addition to his wife Glee he is survived by their three children Elizabeth (Betsy) Veidenheimer and her husband Robert of Concord, MA, Jennifer Knowles and her husband Robert of Wenham, MA and Peter Wieland and his wife Sarah of Concord, MA. Sandy was very close to his three sisters and their spouses and families, Ann ( who predeceased him) and Karl Spaeth, Alice and John Harrison and Barbara and John Lehman, as well his brother-in-law William Wooldredge and his spouse Johanna. He also leaves his many nieces and nephews, who adored their Uncle Sandy.

Sandy dearly loved his grandchildren, Ian, Andrew, Cameron and Timothy Veidenheimer, Alison, Chloe and Alexandra Knowles and Ashley and Caroline Wieland.

Family and friends will gather to honor and remember Sandy on Saturday, November 25, 2017 at 2:00 p.m. in
Trinity Episcopal Church
81 Elm Street

Interment will be private.

In lieu of flowers donations can be made to:
Carleton Willard Appreciation Fund
100 Old Billerica Road
Bedford, MA 01730

Service Schedule

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Celebration of Life

Saturday, November 25, 2017

2:00 - 3:00 pm (Eastern time)


81 Elm St, Concord, MA 01742

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