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CHANDLER, Robert Age 66, of Delray Beach, FL, formerly of Wayland, Wellesley, and Newton, on July 14, 2012, after a long battle with Mylodysplastic Syndrome and Leukemia. Mr. Chandler leaves his cherished and devoted wife, Christine, loving children, Todd Chandler of Brooklyn, NY and Lauren Chandler of Portland, Oregon, step-children, Amy Fine and her husband JP Fine of Weston and Todd Tanger and his wife Barbara of Marblehead and 6 grandchildren. He is also survived by his 99 year old mother, Miriam "Mimi" Chandler of Chestnut Hill. He was the son of the late Louis Chandler. He leaves his sisters, Carol Chandler of Boston and Judith Chandler of Hawaii. His first wife, Terry, passed away in 1989. Before being forced to retire in June 2011 due to debilitating fatigue from his illness, Mr. Chandler was a senior partner in the Boston Law firm of Stoneman, Chandler and Miller, specializing in labor, employment, and school law. He was well respected in his practice and was befriended by his clients and adversaries alike during his 39 years with the firm. He had the rare distinction of arguing a case before the US Supreme Court when he was only 32 years old. Mr. Chandler will be remembered for his kindness, his sense of humor, and the many friendships he established both in his law practice and his private life. Most of all, he enjoyed trips to beautiful beaches such as, Anquilla, Martha's Vineyard, Maine, and Nantucket, where he and his wife were married. He loved all kinds of music, and cherished being with his children and grandchildren who loved him dearly. Mr. Chandler was a 1968 graduate of Bowdoin College and a 1972 graduate of Boston University Law School. Services will be held at Temple Beth Elohim, 10 Bethel Rd., Wellesley, (TODAY), Sunday, July 15th, 2012, at 10:30 am. Following interment at Sharon Memorial Park, friends and family will gather to celebrate his life at the home of Amy and JP Fine, Sunday until 5:00 pm and Monday 6-9 pm. In lieu of flowers, remembrances may be made to The Rose and Nathan Chandler Scholarship Fund at Bowdoin College or the Dr. David Steensma Research Fund at Dana Farber Cancer Institute, 450 Brookline Avenue, Boston, MA 02215. Brezniak-Rodman Chapel brezniakrodman.com

Published in The Boston Globe on July 15, 2012
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