Majoring in psychology at Princeton, his senior thesis was published as the first research paper on fingernail biting. Sandy joined Tiger Inn and was active in IAA sports.
After a year of graduate study toward an MBA at Northwestern and two years in the Army, he returned to St. Louis to learn the family business, Weiss & Neumann Shoe Co. He married Ellen Coppersmith in 1960. Sandy and his younger brother Richard eventually ran the business and added the Gucci franchise stores to their portfolio. Upon Richard’s death in 1995 Sandy served as president of Weiss & Neuman until it was sold, and he retired in 1997.
Sandy served as president of the board of the St. Louis Jewish Light and other boards including St. Louis Country Day School and United Hebrew Temple.
He loved horses, snow skiing, golf, reservations for a nice dinner, and a good book about politics or history, and he was always interested in good conversation and others’ opinions.
Sandy developed dementia in his mid-80s. He enjoyed visits from family and friends while living at Dolan Memory Care Homes, always well-dressed, still asking if there were reservations for dinner.
He died May 10, 2022. In addition to his wife and sons Stephen and David, Sandy is survived by four grandchildren: Mackenzie, Shelby, Madison, and Jonathan Weiss.