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David Harvey Sandler, Jr.
Date of Funeral:
Sunday, March 17, 2019
Time of Funeral:
3 pm
Funeral Location:
15 Rolling Acres Way
Reisterstown, MD 21136
Shiva Details:
Following services Sunday, then Monday and Tuesday 1-4 pm and 7-9 pm.
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The Family of David Harvey Sandler, Jr.
Jun 27, 2019 4:12 AM

We welcome you to share your memories with us and with those who visit here.

Stephanie Weinstein
Mar 15, 2019 12:38 PM

I am so very sad to hear about Dave’s passing. I feel your pain and sadness and heartbreak and offer to you any help you need during and after this awful time. Be kind to yourself. Love and hugs and kisses and prayers from me to you and your family.

The Getlan Family
Mar 15, 2019 12:40 PM

To the Sandler Family – No words can convey our sorrow for the loss of Detour Dave. Our families have shared in both the good times and the not so good times over many years; and this one really hurts. Dave you fought a good fight…Rest in Peace our friend – Love Barb, Larry, Brady, Brett and Emily.

Joe Pachino
Mar 15, 2019 12:46 PM

Doug and RosaLea,

He made it though the stop-and-go and bottlenecks that slowed him for so long. So very sadly though, no detours left.

I know so many people feel empty today. Looks like this is the first post on the Levinson site. It won't be the last.

Jeffrey H Berman
Mar 15, 2019 12:47 PM

I am so sorry to hear about the passing of Detour Dave.Always looked forward to seeing him on Thanksgiving Day at the Turkey Trot.He always had a smile May he Rest In Peace

Karen, Mike and Brett Becker
Mar 15, 2019 12:49 PM

What a great guy taken way to soon. Jody, Alix, Brooks, Ro and Doug, without a doubt you have an angel watching over you. Dave will surely be missed. Please know our thoughts and prayers are with you.

Sherrie and Geoffrey Becker
Mar 15, 2019 01:19 PM

Jody, Brooks, Alix and family,
Dave fought such a valliant fight and you were the most amazing support for him. Everyone will miss him. May your days be filed with all of the memories and all of the joy he brought to you.

Rikki and Louis Solomon
Mar 15, 2019 01:24 PM

Our hearts are broken for all of your family!

Barbara&Sheldon Press
Mar 15, 2019 01:28 PM

Our deepest condolences on the loss of your son,David

Staci Ann Blank ( nee Kitt )
Mar 15, 2019 01:47 PM

As I shared with my friends on facebook not to long ago... David Sandler was the very first friend I ever had. We grew up neighbors on Sanzo Road in Pikesville, Maryland. He was my buddy . I also distinctly remember as a 7 year old girl thinking he was the most handsome boy in all the world. True Story. I have held a special place in my heart for him for 57 years . I'm very grateful that we were able to re connect via facebook several years ago and stay in touch. I know he will be profoundly missed by his beautiful family , his loyal friends and his many fans. It's a very sad day.

Marcia and Steve Greenfield
Mar 15, 2019 01:48 PM

We were deeply saddened to hear the news this morning about Dave's passing. He was one of the Mainstays at WBAL and well known in the community. He often stopped to get a haircut in the same salon I go to on a regular basis. Had many pleasant conversations with Dave there. He was a real mensch who determinely lived his life to the fullest despite all the physical obstacles he faced throughout his life. He glowed whenever he spoke about his wife and children. May all of you be comforted and find strength from the good times you had together. Baruch Dayen Haemet.

Lois and Steve Levy
Mar 15, 2019 01:50 PM

Jody, Alix and Brooks,
We are deeply saddened to hear of the loss of your beloved Dave. He was truly special to so many in our community including ourselves. May your happy memories bring you comfort always.

You’re in our thoughts,
Steve and Lois Levy and family

Joel Simon
Mar 15, 2019 02:00 PM

Jody, Alix, RosaLea and family, it was bittersweet that I was able to reconnect with my college friend, Dave, over the past month or so. Sweet that I could do it, bitter in where and why. May Daves’s memory be forever a blessing to you and your entire family.

David Cramer
Mar 15, 2019 02:07 PM

Jody, Alix and Brooks,

I am very sorry about the loss of your husband and father. I know he fought a hard fight and that you three were there with him but he lost the fight at much too young an age. He is no longer suffering and is at peace. May his memory be for a blessing for his family and friends. R.I.P. Detour Dave. :-(

Family of Skip Spriggs
Mar 15, 2019 02:14 PM

Jody, Alix & Brooks,
We share your heavy, broken hearts today. Dave was one of a kind. He will be missed. Love you all.-
Alicia, Chris and Nick

Sheli & Steve Yaffe
Mar 15, 2019 02:18 PM

Jody, heartfelt and deepest sympathy to you and your family on Dave’s passing. May the beautiful memories you have bring you comfort. Sending lots of love, thoughts and prayers at this difficult time.

Patti Robinson
Mar 15, 2019 02:24 PM

I’m so sorry to see this. Sending love. ❤️

Lynn & David Polashuk
Mar 15, 2019 02:37 PM

Jody, Alix & Family,
We were sorry to hear about Dave. He was such a wonderful person. I read this & it sounded like it was written for Dave. "Don't write your name in the sky, the wind may blow it away. Write your name in the hearts of the people you come in touch with. That's where it will stay.

The Rabinovitz Family
Mar 15, 2019 02:38 PM

Detour Dave was a good friend of my wife & I. He went to school with my wife Sharon, I was lucky enough to coach David in little league many years ago. When we both started our careers in the 1980's, Dave used to come by my house & pick up the Fax Paper & deliver it for me to Ed Russell at WBAL. He didn't have to do this, but he insisted of stopping by & helping me out. I had the pleasure of playing softball & tennis with Dave over the years with many gr8 memories. Detour Dave was the DJ for my Daughter's Bat Mitzvah!! We will miss you Detour Dave in so many ways!! Our Deepest Condolences to Jody, Alix, Brooks, Rosalea, Doug & the entire family. Love always: Sharon & Ron Rabinovitz

Lisa Greenberg
Mar 15, 2019 02:57 PM

I am so sorry Jody, Brooks, and Alix. My thoughts are with you all.

The Solof Family
Mar 15, 2019 03:07 PM

We are so sorry to hear of your loss of your beloved Dave. May his memory be a blessing.

Lynn and Stsn yankellow
Mar 15, 2019 03:12 PM

Jody and family,
Our heartfelt condolences to you all on your tragic loss. May Dave’s memory be for a blessing.

Bev Margolis and Don Salganik
Mar 15, 2019 03:13 PM

Rosalie...soo very sorry....please accept our sincere condolences....

Arlene Klaff and family
Mar 15, 2019 03:16 PM

RosaLea and family,
So sorry to hear about Dave. He was a mensch who asked about my boys every time I met him. He was a sincere, warm, brave guy who persevered many detours in his too short life. My deepest sympathies.

Stuart R Weinstein
Mar 15, 2019 03:16 PM

The best of the best of the best! A true Mench. Always a smile . My prayers and tears are with you!

Rena and Sheldon Polun
Mar 15, 2019 03:18 PM

So very sorry for your loss.

Chuck and Debbie Whitaker
Mar 15, 2019 03:24 PM

To Jodi and the entire family....our hearts are heavy and filled with sadness as we try to grasp the reality of Dave’s passing. May your beautiful memories of Dave provide strength in the days ahead.
“There are some who bring a light so great to the world that even after they have gone, the light remains”.

Ellen Davis
Mar 15, 2019 03:54 PM

Dear RosaLea, Even though you must be so proud that Dave was so well known and popular, I can’t imagine anything worse than losing a child. My heart goes out to you and your family. I can only hope your happy memories will be a source of consolation and comfort. My sincerest sympathy.

Denise Renick
Mar 15, 2019 04:00 PM

Jody, I was so sad to hear about Dave. Please know my thoughts and prayers are with you and your family .

Mar 15, 2019 04:04 PM


Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. May you cherish the happy memories. May he rest in peace.

Linda Saffron
Mar 15, 2019 04:05 PM

To the Sandler Family, I was so sorry to hear about Dave. My late husband Steve, played Softball with Dave for many years. They were kids out there on the field and their comraderie was a joy to see. May his memory be a blessing.

Iris G Miden
Mar 15, 2019 04:22 PM

Rosalea and Family, I was very sad to hear about David I remember you as being a great and caring Mother I wish we could be there with you Iris and Julian Miden Delray Beach fl.

Beth & Ron Magaziner
Mar 15, 2019 04:25 PM

Dave was such an amazing man in every sense of the word. Full of love, strength, determination. He is going to be so missed. Sending you & the whole family our deepest condolences, much love & prayers and any help you need.

Barbara Yolken
Mar 15, 2019 04:39 PM

My thoughts and prayers are with the Sandler family at this sad time. May Dave’s memory always be for a blessing

Claire and Harvey Hoffman
Mar 15, 2019 04:39 PM

Jody and Alisa - We send deep condolences on your loss.

Lois Rothberg
Mar 15, 2019 04:45 PM

Your family and our community lost an irreplaceable person. It is rare to meet someone as kind, warm and talented as Dave. He had an amazing life and accomplished so much. Dave adored Jody, Alix, and Brooks. Dave’s memory will always be a source of pride and inspiration to you.

Betty Sless Coppel
Mar 15, 2019 04:48 PM

Jody, Rosalie and Family

How very sorry I am to hear about Dave's passing. He was such a gentle, nice guy and my Jerry used to love to listen to him. I know you must have many wonderful memories and they will sustain you always. Keep them close to your heart and they will be with you forever. Please accept my condolences and if Jerry were here, he would be also be sending his prayers. May he rest in peace - he struggled too long.

Gail Plotkin Grant
Mar 15, 2019 05:02 PM

Rosalea and family

You helped me in selling my mom’s house and I remember you talking so affectionately about Dave. May his memory be a blessing.

Steve Wolf
Mar 15, 2019 05:03 PM

20 years ago, i was taken under the wing of Detour Dave Sandler. I worked weddings, mitzvahs and private parties with him. I flew with him during traffic reports, spent time with him, Kirk, mark and lopez in the studio. Dave, you made me the professional DJ i am today, and for that i thank you.
You introduced me and made me a part of your family. I will be forever grateful for that.
Jody, Alix and Brooks, i mourn your loss with you. Dave will forever be in our hearts.

Charles "Chic" Reid
Mar 15, 2019 05:35 PM

Writing from Waterford, Ireland, I have just learned of Dave's passing. Dave and I spoke frequently as I called in traffic reports for 15+ years travelling around Maryland. Friends would tell me they knew where I was because Dave would broadcast that "Chic checked in" from one location or another. He was a true professional and a decent person. My condolences to Dave's family. He left us too soon!

Sheryl and Stuart Title
Mar 15, 2019 05:46 PM

So very sorry for your loss. May your dear, sweet, loving memories be a source of comfort.

cheryl chernoff
Mar 15, 2019 06:08 PM

Dear Jody and Family,
Although I just met you a few months ago through your job, I am so very sorry for your loss. I, like so many others, listened to Detour Dave on WBAL. You could tell he was a great guy just by his voice. My deepest sympathy to you and your family.

Mar 15, 2019 06:10 PM

So sorry for your loss. He was a great guy

Alan Klawans
Mar 15, 2019 06:14 PM

Jody, Alix and Brooks,

I am very sorry about the loss of your husband and father. Dave and I not only played softball together for years, but he was nice enough to do many commercials with me on WBAL for my company, Maryland Mortgage Center. I consider him a true friend and will truly miss his smiling face and amazing personality. Remember all the fun times and great memories your family had together.

Phyllis Freiman
Mar 15, 2019 06:16 PM

RosaLea so sorry to hear of your son Dave's passing. My deepest sympathy to you and your family.

Sue Taylor
Mar 15, 2019 06:34 PM

Dear Rosa Lea,
My deep condolences on the passing of your beautiful son Dave. I am sure you remember I knew him as a little boy when we lived near you when I lived in Pickwick. Please dear G-D may he rest in peace. Deep sorrows to his family from me. I hope you can stay strong and live with only beautiful memories of him. Fondly, Sue

Stephen and Charlotte Kleeman
Mar 15, 2019 06:35 PM

Charlottte and I express our sincere condolences on your loss. We hope that time will ease your pain

Sue Rabin
Mar 15, 2019 06:36 PM

So sorry! May your memories be of comfort to all of you. May Dave’s memory be for a blessing.

LINDA & Stanley Nachimson
Mar 15, 2019 06:37 PM

Dear Jody, Alix and Brooks,
Words cannot express how deeply sorry we are about Dave. We will always cherish the times we spent together when we lived right around the corner. Much love to all of you.

Andrew franklin
Mar 15, 2019 06:44 PM

Very sorry to hear about this.. Prayers go out to the Sandler family. May his memory be for a blessing

Debbie Bernfeld
Mar 15, 2019 07:05 PM

I am very sorry for your loss. I remember David with fondness. Treasure your wonderful memories always.

Carol Millman-Cohen
Mar 15, 2019 07:55 PM

Jody & Family...I am so sorry for your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you during this terribly sad time.

Patti and Ed Delaha
Mar 15, 2019 07:56 PM

Dave was our DJ st our wedding back in 1994. He was great. I ran in to him from time to time and we chatted about Music, Landscaping, Sports and other stuff. I last saw him at a reunion concert with Baltimore’s Ravyns! His traffic reports, his positive attitude and having so many folks liking him will never be forgotten! Prayers to all of the family during this difficult time. He had been through the ringer with his health issues, but never would you know he was down! Class act! Better person! Prayers to the entire Sandler family during this difficult time and to the staff at 98 Rock and WBAL and to all the listeners in Baltimore that listened to him! RIP Detour Dave Sandler!! ❤️🙏🏻🚁🎧

Ryan & Lesley Bogash
Mar 15, 2019 08:26 PM

We are so sad to hear of Dave's passing. We know what he meant to all of us that listened to him on air. Then of course Ryan working with him for so many years and your connection to the Bogash's. Everyone knows how important his family was to him and we are so sad for all of you. He was one of the most fun, kind people to be around. I remember the very first time our son met him at WBAL, he made our very shy child comfortable right away talking sports to him. He will be missed by so many people.

Lori and Bruce Friedman
Mar 15, 2019 08:27 PM

Our family is deeply saddened by Dave’s death. May his family be comforted by all of the beautiful and heartfelt tributes and, if you meet a nicer man please let us know. We’d love to meet him too.

Lou Fisher
Mar 15, 2019 08:27 PM

Dave has found his last detour,the highway to heaven.Rest in peace dear friend.

Adam Rapaport
Mar 15, 2019 08:34 PM

Alix and Brooks,

I'm so saddened to hear about your father's passing. From DJing events at Fort Garrison to getting to know both of you at school and Baskin, I know what an amazing and loving family you have. My condolences and prayers. May his memory be a blessing to you and all of those Detour Dave made an impact on.

Marilyn Shapiro
Mar 15, 2019 08:34 PM

As I remember Dave I think of his humility, his bravery and the way he always had something uplifting to say to me. There is so much more I can say but for now...may he rest in peace.

Marian and Ken Roche
Mar 15, 2019 08:43 PM

Jodi, Alix, Brooks, Ro and Doug......words cannot express properly the sorrow to your family for the loss of Dave......have to believe he is in a better place and no longer suffering in any way.......and hope that cherished memories get you through this most difficult time.......Dave was one of a kind.......loved by all......and will be sorely missed.

Steven Hirsch
Mar 15, 2019 08:51 PM

I am so sad to hear of Dave's passing. My thoughts are with your family at this difficult time. Dave was a very close friend of mine in high school. We were teammates in sports and at night we were CB radio junkies at all hours. His handle was the Baltimore Oriole and I was the Buckeye. He drove me on my first date because he got his drivers license so early in the year. So many fond memories of him I will treasure, he was taken too soon from you all. May his memory be a blessing!

Janis & Randy Lavenstein
Mar 15, 2019 09:12 PM

To Jody and the Sandler Family
Dave will be missed by so many. He truly was a Baltimore icon. He was a wonderful and talented person. May his memory be a blessing.

Barbara Black
Mar 15, 2019 09:43 PM

So sorry for your loss. I hope the good memories help you at this very difficult time.

Elise Lessans
Mar 15, 2019 10:05 PM

Dear Jody and family....
Sending sincere condolences on your husband's passing. (I worked down the hall from you at 20 Crossroads)

Don and Lynne Friedman and Marc and Josie Gomez (you knew us as Wachter girls)
Mar 15, 2019 10:22 PM

We are so sorry to hear of Dave's passing. What a great, caring, generous man he was. We all thought so highly of him.
We send our love and condolences.

Steven L. Kleeman
Mar 15, 2019 10:46 PM

To the Sandler Family- My sincere condolences and my prayers go out to you during this very hard time.

Helen Stein
Mar 15, 2019 10:58 PM

Jody, Alex, Brooks, and the rest of your amazing family.

I'm deeply saddened to hear of Dave's passing. He fought such a difficult battle with the support of the most wonderful family anyone could have. I hope and pray that the wonderful memories you have will somehow bring you comfort in the days ahead.
Love to all of you! Helen

Melissa & Kevin Wachs
Mar 15, 2019 11:06 PM

Sending lots of love to you all! Dave was truly special and fought this battle with everything he had. His smile and kind heart will be remembered always! So so sorry for your loss.
All our love,
Melissa & Kevin Wachs

Linda Robbins
Mar 15, 2019 11:19 PM

I remember David from the old days in Annen Woods. He was always a good kid and I am so sorry for your loss.

Mildred Mindell Cancer Foundation
Mar 16, 2019 12:55 AM

The Mildred Mindell Cancer Foundation deeply regrets the passing of Dave Sandler, beloved husband of Jody Sandler, Past President.

Terry Weiner
Mar 16, 2019 01:14 AM

To the entire Sandler family,
What an amazing individual Dave was. I met him on several occasions, the last being when he was the DJ for our reunion in 2012. He always had a smile on his face and asked how things were while he was dealing with his own health issues. The memories are what will sustain you in the days to come.

Sandy Rose Sacki
Mar 16, 2019 01:44 AM

Dear Rosalea and family,
Sending thoughts and prayers to you all during this heart-wrenching time. May each of you have a smile on your face as you each remember your fondest memories that you shared.

The Gould Family
Mar 16, 2019 07:21 AM

Thoughts and prayers with the entire Sandler family. Dave was a true gentleman - the nicest of the nicest. From high school to the softball field to the radio station.... and, of course, DJ’ing our daughter’s Bat Mitzvah.....anyone who had the chance to be around Dave was a better person for it! May his memory be a blessing.

Amy & Bob Pollokoff
Mar 16, 2019 07:22 AM

Jody and family,
We are so sorry for your loss. May his memory be a blessing. He was always so warm and kind every time we ran into him.
Amy & Bob Pollokoff

Steve Silber
Mar 16, 2019 07:27 AM


Helene Lutz
Mar 16, 2019 08:19 AM

I am so saddened for you and your family for the loss of Dave. May he Rest In Peace always and fill your hearts with warm and fond memories.

Helene Gordon Lutz

Jane and Doug Elseroad
Mar 16, 2019 08:32 AM

Jody sending thoughts and prayers to you and your family.

Karen Berk and Howard barshop
Mar 16, 2019 08:43 AM

Sorry to hear of Dave’s passing. He was a nice guy in the 70s when I met him and he stayed that way, always. It was always a pleasure hearing on radio or seeing him on tv. He will be missed.

Edward j.gutman
Mar 16, 2019 09:03 AM

So sorry to learn about Dave. His struggle was such a struggle for you and his family. It’s with sadness I add my name to his many admirers.


Marlee Vogelstein
Mar 16, 2019 09:09 AM

Alix and family we are soooo sorry for your loss. Such a beautiful loving family. As I flash back to our middle school days I never forget those awesome dj days. Ale stay strong amazing and your dad will forever be with all of you. We are thinking of you. love 💞💞

Mar 16, 2019 09:10 AM


Paulette DiNoto
Mar 16, 2019 09:45 AM

Dear RosaLea, I am so very sorry to hear about your beloved Dave. Please hold on to those precious wonderful memories and may they for always be a blessing. Much love to you and your beautiful family .

Jeanne Muchnick
Mar 16, 2019 09:55 AM

I'm a high school friend of Dave's -- we weren't always in touch but I followed his career on FB and was always impressed with his ability to detour and make the best out of every situation. He was loved and liked and just one of the nicest guys ever with a super huge heart. I'm so very sad to hear of his loss and hope you find comfort in knowing of the many lives he touched.

Pachino family
Mar 16, 2019 09:58 AM

To the Sandler family
Detour Dave was a friend of my sister's while growing up. I always looked up to the special bond he and his crew had. As I got older they allowed me into their group for various occasions...mostly sports. Great role model, class, gentlemen and just a good guy. You should be proud to have had him in this lifetime. My thoughts are with you and keep his spirit alive with the stories you tell..Peace

Arlene Bekman
Mar 16, 2019 09:58 AM

What wonderful tributes to a father, a husband, a son and a brother.
How fortunate everyone is to have known Dave either in his public and/or private life. He will always be an inspiration. His legacy will be continued in his footsteps.

Myra and Bill Fox
Mar 16, 2019 10:36 AM

Dear Jody and Family,
Words cannot express the sadness we fell after learning of Dave's passing. He was such a sweet, nice man. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

beverly rosenthal
Mar 16, 2019 10:51 AM

my deepest sympathy and prayers to the sandler family

Caren Pozanek
Mar 16, 2019 11:19 AM

So sorry to hear of the passing of Dave. A pillar in the community, and just an all around great guy. RIP, may his memory be a blessing

Mindy Cavalier Per
Mar 16, 2019 12:05 PM

RosaLea, my deepest sympathy to you and your family. My thoughts and prayers are with you at this very difficult time.

Carol and Stanley Alpert
Mar 16, 2019 01:05 PM

Dear Rosales and Family
Our deepest sympathy to you and your Family.

Gail Margolis
Mar 16, 2019 01:19 PM

Rosales and family,
I am so very sad and sorry for your loss. My deepest and most heartfelt sympathy. My thoughts are with you at this most difficult time

Esther Glickman
Mar 16, 2019 01:24 PM

Dear Jody,RosaLea, Doug and Family, I feel with you the pain hearing of the loss of Dave. My heartfelt sympathy to all .

paul and heidi
Mar 16, 2019 01:25 PM

Dear Sandler family: Dave has been a part of my family events, my teams, my golf foursomes, but most importantly he was always there when I needed him. He was a good man to everyone and all of my family and friends have many happy memories so he will never be forgotten.
Your happy memories will give you great support forever.
Love you all.

Joe Breslow
Mar 16, 2019 02:03 PM

Jody and family, I am so sorry to hear of David’s passing. Sending my deepest sympathy. Remember the good times.

Sandra Zatz
Mar 16, 2019 02:24 PM

I just heard about the passing of Dave. My thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficult time.

Chuck Whitaker
Mar 16, 2019 02:27 PM

My colleague, my golf partner, my friend.
I am blessed to have known you for many years.
My peace is knowing that you are free of all of your pain.
We will see each other again.

I love you, my dear friend.

Marcia and Donald Silver
Mar 16, 2019 02:40 PM

Dear Jody,
Donald and I send you and your family our deepest condolences.

Angie Scott
Mar 16, 2019 04:20 PM

My husband & l are very sad to hear.About the passing of Dave.He was a Great guy & a awesome friend of ours.He was our DJ for our wedding 2yrs ago.And a long time friend of mine.He we be deeply missed.Our prayers go out to the family & his wife & kids.

Ray & Ellene Perlovitz
Mar 16, 2019 04:53 PM

Dear Jody, Rosalea & Family,
We are so sorry to hear about your sweet Dave. He was such a nice guy. May he rest in peace.

Ronnie Albom
Mar 16, 2019 04:55 PM

To the loving family of Dave.
I was a classmate from Pikeville junior high to the graduating class of 1979 with Dave. Needless to say, from the countless beautiful words and memories, that surrounds Dave, it is clear, the impact he had. My fondest memory was growing up with Dave, playing in the wellwood little league against each other. Even at the young age of 10 years, Dave was revered as one of the most amazing pitchers, and all around great athlete. Just ask his catcher Murray Siegel. During this difficult time, we hope that you will find some comfort from the beautiful feelings and memories shared. My deepest sympathies.

Jonathan Finglass
Mar 16, 2019 05:32 PM

Jody, Alix, Brooks & Doug,

I feel like I have known your family forever and what a terrific family you all are. I grow up with Dave when the school bus would pick him up at Fallstaff Manor. And that just started our life-long relationship. I cannot think of a nicer, kinder, and more caring person than Dave and I loved talking sports with him (and us going to see the O's together). My heart is truly breaking and my deepest condolences go out to you and your whole family. David will be loved by all of us forever because he touched so many lives in such a wonderful way.

Larry Sandler
Mar 16, 2019 05:33 PM

To the Sandler Family & Rosales
I’m very sorry for your loss
May your memories of David be a blessing to you in these coming days

Nan A. Waranch
Mar 16, 2019 05:48 PM

Always a smile, always kind and courteous, and loved being with people and helping people. He will always be remembered !

Lynn Sapperstein
Mar 16, 2019 06:06 PM

To the Sandler Family: So sorry to hear of Dave's passing. I remember him being my first crush at Pikesville Middle School with his blonde hair and athletic physique. He was too into sports and academics to worry about girls! I remember him being so shy! We always joked about it when we ran into each other. He has touched so many lives. I hope your family finds comfort in knowing others care.

Marnie Seif
Mar 16, 2019 07:09 PM

Dave was my friend through all our years at Pikesville senior high. In fact he was everyone’s friend, which made him special. He brought cheer to all and made a difference to those who knew him. Thought and prayers to your family.

sybil Kolodny
Mar 16, 2019 07:10 PM

My dear Rosealea, Jody and family

We have such wonderful memories of David. Karin was a friend of his from Pikesville, Kelli's first internship with Detour Dave(riding in the helicopter with him and teaching her how to have the best senses of traffic direction and myself as his neighbor at Fallstaff apartments. What a warm and wonderful person... Our thoughts are with all of you at this sad time....Try to think of the good times spent with David. ......fondly

Karin Bereson, Sybil and Kelli Kolodny and Irv Settleman

Nancy c. Diamond
Mar 16, 2019 07:44 PM

Jody, I am so sorry for your loss and hope your many memories, and wonderful children and sisters
Will lessen your grief. Be good to yourself in the days ahead.

Cindi Horwitz
Mar 16, 2019 09:20 PM

Dearest Jody and Family,
I can still remember when the two of you met. You were so cute! Like little lovebirds. It’s so wonderful to see a love like that sustain. David loved life, but most of all, he loved his family. He talked about how your house always had all the family gatherings with such pride and love. David was truly a good man. One in a million. So many of us were lucky to have known him. I feel blessed that I was one of those lucky ones. May your happy memories carry you through this difficult time. If I can do anything at all, please let me know. Sending lots of love and prayers to all.

Bob Anbinder
Mar 16, 2019 09:32 PM

I worked with Dave at WCBM NewsTalk 68 long ago. He was a funny funny young man with a great attitude on life and it is obvious from all I have read and heard since his passing that he maintained that humor and great attitude to the very end. We were all lucky to have him and we will all miss him.

Wendy Herr
Mar 16, 2019 09:39 PM

I'm so sorry for your loss. My thoughts and prayers to you and your family. May the special memories of Dave be a be a blessing to you always

Herta and Arthur Baitch
Mar 16, 2019 10:59 PM

Dear Jody and Family
We are so very sad to learn of your great loss of Dave. As all the sincere notes above attest, he was certainly a sweet and talented guy and a great loss to the entire Baltimore community. May your memories and all of these messages to you all give you some measure of comfort.

Adam and Barbara Miller
Mar 16, 2019 11:02 PM

Dear Jody, Alix and Brooks

We are sorry for your loss. Our thoughts and prayers and with you and your family during this difficult time.

Janet Gross
Mar 17, 2019 12:48 AM

Dearest Jody,
My deepest condolences on the loss of Dave.

Eric Benzer
Mar 17, 2019 05:08 AM

Please accept my heartfelt condolences on your loss. Dave was truly one of the great guys of all time. May his memory be a blessing.

Jill Bordenick
Mar 17, 2019 06:30 AM

Dave touched so many lives. His memory will remain with all who knew him. Thank you Dave for caring and for your generosity and kindness. You will be missed.

Bob Pinkner
Mar 17, 2019 07:31 AM

Dear Nancy and Family,
I am so sorry to hear of your loss. To me one of the most important and helpful “ voices “ ever to speak in Baltimore.
I hope that the wonderful memories that you will recall help you ease the pain of your loss.

Paul Steinhardt
Mar 17, 2019 08:06 AM

I am saddened to hear about Dave. I have known Dave for many years and have fond memories. He was a Class Act always. My best to you and the family during this difficult time.

Aileen and Marc Grebow
Mar 17, 2019 08:17 AM

Jodi, Doug and Family,
We are so sorry to hear about Dave's passing. He made such a positive impact on our Baltimore community. May his memory be for a blessing.

Rhona Simon and Alan Taylor
Mar 17, 2019 08:32 AM

Dear Jody and Family,
We are so sorry for the loss of your beloved husband, father and son. May he Rest In Peace.

Edie Brown
Mar 17, 2019 09:03 AM

Dear Family
My thoughts and prayers are with you at this sad time. We all share so many wonderful memories of Dave-from his childhood to having his voice guide us thru the traffic. May these memories give you comfort& peace& help celebrate his life knowing you are surrounded by so many people that also loved & admired him

Angela Jackson
Mar 17, 2019 09:16 AM

It just doesn't seem right to be reading condolences about David. We sat next to each other every day for almost 12 years at WBAL Radio. He was funny, kind and loving. He adored his family and always talked about his mom, brother, Uncle Morris, Jody, Alix and Brooksie (back then). He also loved good food, his hometown teams and his jobs. Every holiday David sent me a text or called, even up to recently when he texted 'thankful for our friendship, AJ'. I will love him forever.

Gayle Becker
Mar 17, 2019 09:20 AM

What a great guy! Too young to leave you.
My thoughts and prayers are with you.

Betsy Kramer
Mar 17, 2019 09:22 AM

Dear Sandler Family,
My sincerest condolences to all of you during this difficult time. I was friendly with Dave’s in high school and he was a mensch when many were mean.
While I haven’t seen him in many years,
I have never forgotten his kindness.
May his memory be for a blessing.

Stan and Elaine Janofsky
Mar 17, 2019 09:43 AM

We are so sorry to hear of your loss. We go back so many years in Real Estate.

Anne King
Mar 17, 2019 09:49 AM

Jody and family,
Although I didn't know Dave personally, it was always clear the love and caring you provided constantly. I'm so sorry for your loss and hope your memories of happy times will help you through the difficult days.

Lane and Lynda Gordon
Mar 17, 2019 09:52 AM

Our deepest condolences Dave was a great guy and he will be missed. Our prayers to the family my the memories of Dave hold and sustain you.

Donna Weitz
Mar 17, 2019 10:11 AM

I am so sorry for your loss. I am sending loving thoughts to you and your family.

Joanne Fox Sharoky
Mar 17, 2019 10:58 AM

I'm sending my love and condolences to the family of Dave Sandler. May your memories help you heal over time.

Shelley Schneider
Mar 17, 2019 11:05 AM

I am so sorry to hear about David’s passing. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

Shelley Schneider
Mar 17, 2019 11:06 AM

I am so sorry to hear about David’s passing. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

Mimi Satisky Getlan
Mar 17, 2019 11:24 AM

RosaLea & family: So sorry to hear of David's passing. What a sweet guy, we go back a long way.

Mark and Barbara Gitomer
Mar 17, 2019 11:26 AM

We were saddened to hear about David passing away. You are in our thoughts and prayers.

Robert and Susan W. Dudley
Mar 17, 2019 11:54 AM

Dear Family,
Your loss is our loss. The world is a better place because he was here with his smile, and courage and kindness, sharing himself in very many ways. The High Holidays won't be the same without his presence, but he will remain in our hearts forever. We extend our deepest sympathy and love to you all. Bob and Susan Dudley

Phyllis Ely
Mar 17, 2019 11:58 AM

Dear Rosalea and family,
I am so sorry for you and your family during this terrible time. May your wonderful memories of Dave sustain you.

Alan and Sylvia Sandler
Mar 17, 2019 01:32 PM

It was always a true pleasure to see Dave. We live in the same area and I recall the great job he always did at the Turkey Trot on Thanksgiving. I knew Dave's Dad, and while we were not related we played Jewish Geography through our families. They were two outstanding people, and they are missed. Our heartfelt sympathy goes out to your family. May your memories of Dave be for a blessing.

Rita Rosenfeld
Mar 17, 2019 02:06 PM

Sending my deepest sympathies to you and your family.

Iris and Jerry Silverman
Mar 17, 2019 02:12 PM

Jodie and Family,Our deepest sympathy. Iris and Jerry Silverman

Amy Blank
Mar 17, 2019 02:53 PM


I am so sorry for your loss- my heart and prayers are with you and yours.

Zagranichny family
Mar 17, 2019 03:45 PM

We are deeply sorry for your loss

Jill Kodeck
Mar 17, 2019 03:54 PM

Dear Jody and Family, I'm so very sorry to learn of Dave's passing. May he rest in peace and may your memories be happy ones.. sending my love

Patti Skalinski
Mar 17, 2019 04:15 PM

To the Sandler family:

While I never met any of you, always heard about you on the radio. I did meet Dave once when he quest bartended for a fund raiser my boss was doing. I found him to be such a nice and absolutely pleasant human being. I am deeply sorry for your loss.

Donny & Ranaye Weinapple
Mar 17, 2019 04:53 PM

Always loved hearing you on BAL, but mostly seeing you on Sunday mornings playing ball. You were a very good athlete and always a competitor and very kind.
You will be missed!

Sheryl & Larry Hanover
Mar 17, 2019 05:05 PM

Nancy, RosaLea, and Family,
We are so very sorry for your loss. . May your days be filled with all good
Memories of Dave.
Sheryl and Larry Hanover

Sherri Linkoff Hoffman
Mar 17, 2019 05:27 PM

Jody and family,
Bernie Halle and I are so very sorry for your loss. May his memory be a blessing and bring you peace.

Sherri Linkoff Hiffman and Bernie Halle

The Asher Family
Mar 17, 2019 07:04 PM

To the Sandler Family
Thank you for sharing Dave with all of us- with our deepest sympathy on this enormous loss of such a decent person
So sorry - Myron- Ellen- Michael and Jennifer et al

Ned & Barb Harris Isaacs
Mar 17, 2019 07:53 PM

We are so sorry to hear the sad news of David’s passing. Know that our thoughts &. prayers are with the entire family. Gone too soon💔

Joan & David Uhlfelder
Mar 17, 2019 10:19 PM

RosaLea,Jody,Alix & Brooks & Family... we all loved Detour Dave and we’re so very sad for your
Loss. Our prayers and thoughts are with you at this time. Dave was one of the “good guys”
And will be missed by all.

Marilyn and Harvey Holzman
Mar 17, 2019 10:46 PM

To the Extended Sandler Family:

We are so sorry for your loss.

Michelle Royfer&Nur Arnaut
Mar 18, 2019 09:05 AM

Our Deepest Condolences Goes to The Sandler Family,Jody,Alix,Brooks,May God Bless His Soul With Us Forever & Never To Be Forgotten As A Great Father, Husband &Friend, Can't Believe Your Young At An Young Age,Your Spirit Will Always Be With Us!!!RIP ,Watch Out For All Of Us, Especially Your Family

Barbara Steel - Gilbert Az
Mar 18, 2019 04:17 PM

Jody, Alisa, Nancy & families,

I am deeply sorry for your loss. I’m not sure if you remember me. I was the nurse at Reisterstown El and spoke to you from time to time regarding Justin. And I use to see Jody & Alisa on occasion when you both worked for Dr Glick. A couple of years ago I ran into you again when I took my Dad (Ben Weinstein) to see Dr Hoffman.

Although I did not know Detour Dave personally, the picture that everyone has painted of him shows a kind hearted soul who will be missed. Treasure all the joyous memories during the difficult days ahead.

Cheryl Wolff
Mar 19, 2019 01:34 AM

RosaLea and family,
So very sad to hear of Dave’s passing. May his memories be a blessing and help you through this very difficult time.

It's just not important
Mar 19, 2019 09:06 AM

What a humble, giving and warm person. Always turning his head around to talk to the person behind him while with someone else. A true gentleman and inspiration to us all. Just to meet Dave, you were lucky, to know him you were honored, to be his friend you were lucky, honored and wealthy. Dave, you earned a free pass for all the Detours you want. By the way, thanks for guiding me and getting to all my destinations safely while you were flying high. As always, be safe and G-d bless you and your family...

Nan Rosenthal
Mar 19, 2019 12:38 PM

Dear RosaLea.
I was so sorry to hear the sad news about your beloved and adored son David. He was so well thought of by all who knew him as a great and loyal friend ,as well as those in the communication and entertainment business.He fought the good fight for many years and never gave up.My heart and healing a loving thoughts go out to you and the family at this very difficult time.

Renee' and Scott Furman
Mar 19, 2019 01:31 PM

Our sincere condolence's Jody, Alix, and Brooks. A true mensch and a gentle giant to you guys and everyone who he touched. Thoughts and prayers are with you all.

Gale Herr and Family
Mar 19, 2019 01:37 PM

So very sorry for your loss. I will always carry fond memories of Dave... from school, softball, etc. May happy memories as a couple and family bring you some comfort today and always.

Jonathan Edelman
Mar 20, 2019 08:42 PM

Dear Sandler Family,

We are so sorry to hear about Dave's passing. The fond memories of Sunday morning softball with Dave will live on.

Gerry and Jonathan Edelman


David Harvey Sandler, Jr.

On March 14, 2019, David Harvey Sandler, Jr.; beloved husband of Jody Sandler (nee Hoffman); devoted father of Alix and Brooks Sandler; cherished son of RosaLea Finstein, and the late David Harvey Sandler, Sr.; beloved step-son of Marty Finstein; adored brother of Doug Sandler, Nancy Surosky, and Richard Finstein; loving brother-in-law of Pam Finstein, Nancy (David) Goldberg, and Alisa (Steven) Ostrow; loving cousin of Dorrie (Phil) Anshel and Nechelle (Scott) Robinson; also survived by many loving nieces and nephews.

Services at SOL LEVINSON & BROS., INC., 8900 Reisterstown Road, at Mount Wilson Lane on Sunday, March 17, at 3 pm. Interment is private.

Please omit flowers. Contributions in his memory may be sent to American Heart Association, Memorial and Tributes Processing Center, 4217 Park Place Court, Glen Allen, VA 23060-9979, or Kids Helping Hopkins - Johns Hopkins Children's Center, Office of Development, 750 E. Pratt Street, Suite 1700, Baltimore, MD 21202.

In mourning at 15 Rolling Acres Way, Reisterstown, MD 21136, following services Sunday, then Monday and Tuesday 1-4 pm and 7-9 pm.

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