Long time CBS Sports television director, and "Jersey boy," Sandy Grossman passed away after a long illness on Wednesday, April 2, 2014, at his home in Boca Raton, Fla.
He was surrounded by his wife of 51 years, Faithe; and their four children, Robert (Sherry), Jodi (Jeff), Bari (Jeffrey), and Dean (Dina). He had eight beautiful grandchildren. He was 78 years old.
From a simple childhood in Newark, N.J., Sandy attended University of Alabama, where he studied radio and television broadcasting.
Sandy's public legacy was his work as an eight-time Emmy Award winning sports director, originally with CBS Sports for 30 years, and later with FOX Sports, until he retired in 2008.
He was at the helm of 10 Super Bowls, 18 NBA Finals, four NHL Finals, NCAA basketball tournaments, and many Olympic events and ceremonies.
He won the award for Most Outstanding Directorial Achievement from the Directors Guild of America, for his coverage of Super Bowl XVIII.
In 2010, he was inducted into the University of Alabama Department of College of Communications and Information.
In lieu of flowers, kindly send donations in Sandy's memory to Hospice by the Sea, 1531 West Palmetto Park Rd., Boca Raton, Fla. 33486, or Dana Farber Cancer Institute, Attn: Paige Tobie Center for Sarcoma and Bone Oncology, Dana 2108B 450 Brookline Ave., Boston, Mass. 02215. (Note the memo for Sandy Grossman - Soft Tissue Research).