Gail Anita Sandler

September 16, 1939 - December 12, 2023

09/16/1939 - 12/12/2023

Past Services

Thursday December 14, 2023
1:00 pm
Forest Lawn Cemetery
8100 Granby Street
Norfolk, Virginia 23505
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Graveside Service

Gail Anita Sandler, age 84, passed away on December 12, 2023, in Virginia Beach, Virginia. Gail was a cherished member of our community. Her warmth, kindness, and unwavering generosity touched the lives of everyone fortunate enough to know her. She was a dedicated friend, loving spouse to Gerald (Jerry) Sandler, and a nurturing parent to her beloved children Samantha Doran, Tammy Congel , and Anna Rose Barker, who she lovingly referred to as her 3 STARS.

Gail was also a beloved mother-in-law to Chris Barker, Frank Congel, and Mike Doran, who became part of her extended family. Her influence extended to her cherished grandchildren, Jared Doran, Leah Doran, Evan Barker, and Barrett Barker, bringing joy and laughter into their lives. Gail’s legacy will forever be remembered and cherished, as she leaves behind a testament of compassion and grace.

Gail also leaves behind her brother, Chip Evans, two sisters, Arlene Hunnicutt and Shelley Giambastroni.

A service will be held on December 14th at Forest Lawn Cemetery in Norfolk, Virginia, at 1 pm.

Family will receive friends immediately following the service at 5304 Meadowside Dr, VA Beach.

Condolences may be left for Gail’s family below.

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Andy Hutcher
2 months ago

We are so sorry to learn of Gail’s passing. I have such fond memories of wonderful times together as a kid and at important family celebrations over many years! Our hearts and love are extended to Jerry and his family during this difficult time. Love, Andy and Gayle Hutcher

Susan L. Tapper
2 months ago

So sorry to hear about Gail. Condolences to you, Jerry, and the whole family.
From your former neighbor-
Susan Tapper

Bobby Friedman
2 months ago

So sorry to hear about Gail’s passing. She was a lovely lady and a pleasure to be with.

Cookie and Richard Miles
2 months ago

Losing a family member is always a tragedy. Losing your loved one is losing a part of you. Hold her in your heart and remember the love she brought to you, your family and everyone she met. Our deepest sympathy to your whole family. Cookie and Richard Miles

Nancy and Steve Schreier
2 months ago

Steve and I are shocked at the quickness of Gail’s demise. She was the perfect lady……always dressed so lovely…warm and friendly.
.…. We met at our neighborhood pool and exercised during the summer months. Jerry and family, please accept our sincere sympathy.

Shelley Giambastiani
2 months ago

One of the few real ‘sweet souls’ in the world. Gail was wonderful to be around, and to talk with about whatever was going on with you. She was determined to do what she could to stay with her loving family because they meant so much to her. She will be greatly missed by many.💜

Marilyn Rebby
2 months ago

Our sympathies to the whole family. Gail will be missed by Ray and myself., especially at our table at the Brith Shalom brunches.

Marilyn and Mike Ashe
2 months ago

Our heartfelt condolences to Jerry, his daughters, grandchildren, and family. Fond memories of Jerry and Gail and the girls at Temple Israel. May you be strengthened and comforted by your family, friends and wonderful memories.

Michael Aschkenas
2 months ago

My deepest condolences to Jerry and the family. I knew Gail for over 50 years, and she was a warm and wonderful person the while time. I first knew Gail when she was my dental assistant for Dr. Morton Brownstein at Wards Corner. I can still hear her say “you don’t have to floss all your teeth, only the ones you want to keep”, I have followed her advice to this day. May she RIP and your fond memories of her comfort you.

Vivian and Burke Margulies
2 months ago

We are so sorry for your loss of Gail. She was very sweet, warm and friendly. Hopefully your fond memories will comfort you.
Vivian and Burke Margulies