canada africa partner reservation Obituary: “Lee” Elliot Sandler

Obituary: “Lee” Elliot Sandler


“Lee” Elliot Sandler

READFIELD – “Lee” Elliot Sandler passed away peacefully on April 9, 2024, with family by his side. In early September 2023, he was diagnosed with glioblastoma brain tumor.

Elliot and his identical twin brother, Robert, were born on June 8, 1945, to Helen and Solomon Sandler, in Boston, Massachusetts. Robert died of childhood leukemia in April 1949.

He graduated from Randolph (Massachusetts) High School in 1963, earned a business degree from Burdett College and then joined the Army. Lee had a career in music spanning more than 30 years. A move to Maine in 1979 furthered his love of horses. He started Northstar Ranch – a tack shop that sells trailers, supplies and horses. His last business venture was Northstar Video Productions, where he captured various events including recitals, sporting events and weddings.

Lee enjoyed talking to people, telling stories and making a good joke. There was always plenty of laughter when he was around.

He is survived by his wife Susan; sister, Judy (James) Inman; his four children, Wendy (Mark) Kerchoff, Howie (Kerri), Shana (Ryan) Dulac, Branden (Kathryn); and his four grandchildren, Victoria and Bryden Kerchoff, Craig and Morgan Sandler.

Celebration of Life will take place on May 25 at 11 a.m. at Winthrop United Methodist Church in Winthrop.