Steven R. Sands, 54, of Danbury, died Sunday, Sept. 14, at his group home in Danbury.

He is survived by his mother, Ingeborg Sands of Ridgefield;  father, Robert W. Sands and his wife, Kathi of Henderson, Nev.; sister, Susen Sands-Wessely,her husband, Boris and their children,  Isabel and Kaylin of Clarksburg, Md.; godmother, Lotte Maier of Stuttgart, Germany and numerous friends and caregivers at Ability Beyond.

A Celebration of Life Service will take place on Saturday, Sept. 27, at 11 a.m. in St. Andrew's Lutheran Church, 5 Ivy Hill Rd., Ridgefield. Interment will be private. The family will receive friends at St. Andrew Church following the service.

Contributions may be made to Ability Beyond or St. Andrew's Lutheran Church Building Fund.  Kane Funeral Home, 25 Catoonah St., Ridgefield is in charge of arrangements.