Gilbert Sandler, the great chronicler of Jewish Baltimore, passed away Dec. 19 after a lengthy illness. He was 95.
Here are some thoughts, blessings and stories from some of the people in the community whose lives he touched:
Saying Good-bye to the Bard of Baltimore: By now most of you have learned of the passing of Gil Sandler. This is a melancholy day for all of Baltimore, but it is an especially sad day for the Jewish Museum of Maryland. https://t.co/mjfhqtbNvM pic.twitter.com/kyh4V6MsxP
— Jewish Museum of MD (@jewishmuseummd) December 20, 2018
— Dan Rodricks (@DanRodricks) December 19, 2018
— Amy Scott (@amyreports) December 19, 2018
Gil Sandler RIP. His stories on WYPR always brought our breakfast room to a quick hush of intense listening. I learned so much from this venerable Baltimore sage. https://t.co/uwK5moJ7FE
— Rebecca Hanson (@handing_re) December 20, 2018
Very sad to say goodbye to Gil Sandler. No more Baltimore stories😔
— Jill Yesko (@jillyesko) December 20, 2018
Gil Sandler was a Baltimore icon and his Baltimore Storieson WYPR taught me so much about my adopted city. A City College (@Citycollegian ) graduate of 1941, he was instrumental in building our Speech and Debate program. #cityforever https://t.co/TB3S0xtg4o
— Mark Miazga (@epiphanyinbmore) December 19, 2018
Gil Sandler was the first person who told me I should consider going into PR. https://t.co/FpNlqP5Akw
— Steve Himmelrich (@Himmelrich) December 19, 2018
— Christina Tkacik (@xtinatkacik) December 19, 2018
Funeral services for Sandler will be held on Dec. 21, at 9 a.m. at Sol Levinson & Bros., 8900 Reisterstown Road, in the main chapel.