Harry Sandler

by | Jun 10, 2021 | Obituaries

VIRGINIA BEACH, VA—Harry Sandler, son of the late Leo Max Sandler and Eva Sherman Sandler, died peacefully in Virginia Beach the morning of May 26, 2021 at the age of 95.

He was predeceased by his brother Samuel and Sam’s wife, Reba.

Harry was born in Norfolk, Virginia on January 29, 1926. He attended Norfolk Public Schools. Harry served in the U.S. Army during the World War II. He was very honored to have served his country. He was a member of Temple Israel in Norfolk, as well as Temple Emanuel in Virginia Beach. Harry was proud of his Jewish heritage.

Harry was co-owner of L.M. Sandler & Sons, the family food business along with his brother. He was instrumental in the growth of Sandler Foods and was known throughout the restaurant industry for his innovation and creativity. His customers were his friends. Harry was a giving and caring person who went out of his way to help people in need, especially children. He was a loving father, grandfather, and an extraordinary and colorful uncle. He lived large and loved large. He was unique. He put a smile on everyone’s face. He will be missed by all who knew him.

Harry and his family were very appreciative of the care and support he received over the years from Jewish Family Service.

Harry is survived by his wife, Connie, daughters, Connie Mulgrew and Donna England, son, John Witcher, Jr. nephews, Art and Steve Sandler, niece Sheri Sandler and their families.

A graveside service was held at Forest Lawn Cemetery officiated by Rabbi Michael Panitz.