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April 1, 2004 • Volume 12 Number 14

Sylvia Kandler Dies; Was Secretary for Boston College Police Dept.

Sylvia G. Kandler, former administrative secretary to two chiefs in the Boston College Police Department, died on March 25. She was 74.

Mrs. Kandler, a resident of Newton who began her career at the University in 1975 as a secretary in the Human Resources Department, moved to the campus police headquarters in 1979, where she was administrative secretary to Chief Kenneth Watson and later to Chief Robert Morse. She retired from BC in 1997.

"She loved interacting with people," said her husband of 53 years, Ken Kandler. "She was always close-mouthed about what might be going in police business, but she loved to talk to everyone about their families and other things that were happening on campus."

Mrs. Kandler kept a small bulletin board behind her desk with pictures of her 10 grandchildren. Police officers would often ask her to add photos of their children or favorite pets to her photo display and she happily obliged, her husband said.

When she retired, the Police Department issued Mrs. Kandler her own "Chief" badge, recalled Lt. Eugene Neault.

In addition to her husband, Mrs. Kandler leaves two daughters, a son and 10 grandchildren. Funeral services were held at Ahavath Torah Congregation in Stoughton on March 26. Burial was in Sharon Memorial Park.

Donations in her memory may be made to the Rabbi's Discretionary Fund, c/o Ahavath Torah Congregation, 1179 Central St., Stoughton, Mass. 02072.

-Reid Oslin

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