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Howard R. Sandler

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Howard R. Sandler passed away on April 30, after a period of declining health. He was born in Brooklyn, NY, on May 1, 1930, attended Union College in Schenectady, NY, and left college to commission as an Infantry Officer through the Army's Officer Candidate School following the outbreak of the Korean War. After a combat tour in Korea, where he served on the front lines, he returned to the United States in 1953 and joined the family firm, Lysander Tufted Products in New York, working in both sales and management until 1987. He was later employed by Kraft Foods. He and his wife were residents of Westport, CT prior to their permanent move to Eastham in 1995. In retirement, he continued his enjoyment of bicycling and became an avid kayaker with a special interest in the waterways in the Eastham-Orleans area, particularly Nauset Marsh. Howard is also remembered as a passionate reader of history, biographies and other non-fiction. He developed a special interest in the Town of Eastham, was appointed to the Planning Board in 1997, served as chairman from 1998 to 2008, and retired from the board in 2010. Even in retirement, his commitment to the Planning Board and the future of the Town of Eastham remained. Howard is survived by his wife Elisabeth, his son John, daughter Hope and granddaughter Jane and daughters Meredith, Priscilla and Jennifer. He is also survived by his brother Joseph. His son Matthew predeceased him. A reception will be held on May 17 from 3:00pm to 5:00pm at the Chapel in the Pines, 220 Samoset Road, Eastham, MA. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests that donations be made in his memory to the Lower Cape Outreach Council, 19 Brewster Cross Rd., Orleans, MA 02653, Cape Cod Healthcare Foundation, P. O. Box 370, Hyannis, MA02601, and Yankee Golden Retriever Rescue, P.O. Box 808, Hudson, MA 01749-0808.

Published in The Cape Codder from May 6 to May 13, 2014
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