The Santa Fe New Mexican
December 29, 2017
Thomas G. Stanford peacefully departed a long and happy life on December 23, 2017 at the age of 93. He is survived by his beloved partner Sherry Bendickson, cherished daughter and husband Nina and Brendt Mullan, their adored children Julian and Denis, and cherished son and wife Adam and Lyn Stanford. Born in Germany and educated in Switzerland and England, he moved to Santa Fe in 1987 after a long career as a film editor in Hollywood. The highlight of his numerous achievements in the film industry was receiving an Oscar in 1962 for editing West Side Story. But the crowning jewels in his life were his loving relationship with Sherry, and his pride in his children and love for them. He leaves behind many friends who will miss his wisdom and humor, and his most engaging presence.
STANFORD, Thomas (Thomas G. Stanford)
Born: 1924, Germany
Died: 12/23/2017, Santa Fe, New Mexico, U.S.A.
Thomas Stanford’s western – film editor:
Jeremiah Johnson – 1972
Hec Ramsey (TV) – 1972-1973
The Legend of the Lone Ranger - 1981