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Kenneth Richard Sandler M.D.

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Kenneth Richard Sandler, MD

Age 71, of Malvern, PA passed away suddenly on December 24, 2015 at his home.

He was born on September 18, 1944 in Wilmington, DE to Pinkus and Jeannette Sandler.

Dr. Sandler graduated cum laude from the University of Delaware, and was a member of Phi Beta Kappa. He received his Doctorate of Medicine from the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine and was board certified in psychiatry and addictions by the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology. He was a Clinical Professor at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine and President, founder and Chief Executive Officer of Lighthouse, a New Jersey based rehabilitation facility. Dr. Sandler founded Lighthouse in 1986 to help meet the needs of adolescents and adults struggling with addiction. Prior to founding Lighthouse, he served as medical director of the Fairmount Institute, a private psychiatric hospital in Philadelphia. Dr. Sandler served as a substance abuse consultant to the National Football League for seven years and was also on the Board of Directors of CADEkids - a program to help at-risk youth.

He was an avid fan of the Rolling Stones, and never missed a single one of their concerts in the Philadelphia region dating back to the mid-1960s. Ken was a proud supporter of University of Delaware football and attended almost every home game for the past 40 years. Ken was known for his sense of humor and his affinity for the comedians The Three Stooges.

Ken loved his friends and family - he was a dedicated father - his children were a major part of his life. He is survived by children, Vanessa, Kayla, and Kyle; his sister, Nancy (John); his nephews, Matthew, Andrew and Peter; and former spouses, Tacy Ammons and Randy Sandler. He was predeceased by his pet Bouvier de Flanders, Eloise.

Funeral services will be 1:30 pm Sunday, December 27, 2015 at Schoenberg Memorial Chapel, 519 Philadelphia Pike, Wilmington, DE 19809. Shiva will be observed 7:00 pm, Sunday, December 27 through Tuesday, December 30 at the late residence. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests contributions to CADEkids ( or Friends of the Israel Defense Forces (




Published in The News Journal on Dec. 27, 2015
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