Bernice Sandler
1928 - 2019
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Bernice Sandler (1928 – 2019) played an integral part in the creation of the landmark Title IX law that prohibits sex discrimination by educational institutions that receive federal funding. The federal civil rights law was passed in 1972 and assures women have equal access to financial assistance, admissions, and other benefits. The law has had a major impact on equality in sports at high schools and colleges.

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Published in The Crestview News Bulletin on Jan. 9, 2019.
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April 1, 2019
Sorry to see she passed. I designed some web pages for her when graphic interface first came available online. She was always extremely sweet and kindly. Very nice lady!!
Connie Sunday
Acquaintance
March 17, 2019
Thank you, Bernice, for advancing equal rights for women, especially on college campuses. I was playing college sports when Title IX was enacted, but its impact wouldn't be felt for many years. I avidly followed the progress made by women's sports, and as a (female) sportswriter, got to report on how it impacted women athletes at both the national and local levels. However, until I read the story on Birch Bayh and Dr. Sandler, I was not aware of their individual contributions to Title IX. Thank you for caring about women athletes, who certainly were second-class (or lower) citizens for decades. We still see reverberations from it today with the USA Women's Soccer Team! I hope our young female athletes from today will never forget your contributions.
PJ Malin
January 20, 2019
Please accept my condolences on the loss of your love one.
January 18, 2019
May the family of Bernice Sandler gain comfort in God's promise at 6:40 because he cares for you (1 Pet 5:6,7)
JMS
January 17, 2019
The span f our life is 70 years, or 80 if one is especially strong (Psalm 90:10), Bernice Sandler exceeded in mightiness and had a life filled with treasured memories with loved ones and friends. God promises a reunion when all can smile and find joy in reminiscing about those good times.
Char
January 17, 2019
Be courageous, and may your heart be strong... Ps. 31:24

She was an outstanding woman with a heartfelt determination. Please accept my sincere condolences for the loss of your beloved friend. May the peace and comfort that our Heavenly Father provides, be granted to you to help you endure this moment of grief.
Yila
January 17, 2019
My deepest sympathy to the Sandler family. So many people have benefited from the legacy she left behind. Know that God has the power to bind up the broken hearted and strengthen all who mourn.
Pat
January 15, 2019
Valenda Newell
January 14, 2019
My heartfelt sympathy goes out to the family and friends at this most difficult time. Please be assured that God will help you cope with the heavy weight of your loss. Psalms 68:19
A K
January 14, 2019
May the peace of God be with you.
Phil. 4:6, 7
January 14, 2019
Please accept my condolences. Please know that the God of comfort feels your pain and sorrow. He actually provides something better to look forward to. Jeremiah 29:11 specifically tells us that God wants to give us a peaceful future and hope. He promises in the near future all the pain and sorrow you are experiencing about your loss will be gone and we will be able to enjoy perfect life with all our loved ones.
Rosie
January 14, 2019
RIP Bernice we will remember you always. My deepest condolences.
Amanda Purcell
January 14, 2019
Now in my early 60's I was among the first generation of women to benefit from all you did for us. Thank you. May you rest in peace knowing how much joy you made possible for generations of young female athletes.
Maureen
January 14, 2019
The work that Ms. Sandler did for women was truly inspirational. My sympathies to the family and friends who have lost such a beautiful and strong person. God brings a measure of peace and comfort through his promise that soon death and tears will be no more.
Ashley
January 13, 2019
With heartfelt sympathy. Please accept my deepest condolences. May you continue to cherish her precious memories together. May you find comfort in the God of all comfort to offer you comfort and the strength to endure during these difficult times ahead.
January 13, 2019
My sincere condolences for the loss of Mrs. Bernice Sandler. She truly lived a long life of 91 years. When some one you love falls asleep in death the memories that you have become a treasure. May those cherished memories of a life well lived and God's promise found at john 6:40 may it bring you a measure of comfort. Know that prayers are being said in your behalf.
Lynn
January 13, 2019
THANK YOU, Bernice, for your brilliant insight, leadership, and passion for women and girls. Many, many women have you to thank for the support and opportunities your vision created. RIP.
Marsha Koch
January 13, 2019
Thank you Bernice for inspiring all girls to be strong, smart and bold! My heartfelt condolences go out to her family.
Wherever a beautiful soul has been there is a trail of beautiful memories - Author Unknown
Julie Swanson
January 13, 2019
On behalf of the decades of girls and women who have been the beneficiaries of your vision and activism, THANK YOU, Bunny. We will miss you, but shall never forget you!
Sharon Taylor
January 13, 2019
To the Sandler Family,

Many prayers extended to the family during this difficult time.

For the record: Ms. Bernice Sandler is and was ahead of her time and contributed to the basic human needs of of us all even when we did not have the knowledge to know we were in harms way.

God bless you all during this difficult time.
Olivia Lombard
January 13, 2019
Dr. Sandler brought her own status and dignity to her achievements and shared them with so many in and out of the worlds of sports and education. Her excellent senses of humor, irony, and strategic ability to pick her battles cleared a path that she and her colleagues developed into the highway that requires our constant attention and implementation of her ideas and energies.
We grieve her loss.

Jo B Fogel
Jo Fogel
January 12, 2019
RIP
Cathy Williams
January 12, 2019
Bunny Sandler's brilliant insight about that executive order changed my life, and those of many other women seeking careers in academe in the US after 1970. I shall never forget her, and will try to contact her daughters with more information about its consequences at Columbia University. I hope that they are cheered by the positive impact she had in the lives of so many women. May she rest in peace. Ann Sutherland Harris, Pittsburgh
Ann Sutherland Harris
Friend
January 12, 2019
Sincere condolences to the family for your great loss. May God provide the needed comfort and support from family and friends during your time of bereavement and beyond. Ms. Sandler was truly a legend in her own time.
January 12, 2019
May the God of tender mercies comfort the Sandler family at this time. Bernice's works will be remembered for many years to come.
January 12, 2019
To The Sandler Family
I would like to thank you for sharing such wonderful memories; she was truly remarkable women. Mrs. Sandler used her God given attributes Love, Wisdom, Justice and Power in accomplishing her amazing contribution for women; thats historical. Sandler family cherish the memories and always keep them close to your hearts never let them go now and forever. If you could please read Ecclesiastes 3 especially verse 12-13 thats your mother Nothing better than to rejoice and to do good during their life, find enjoyment for all his hard work. It is the gift of God. May you be sustained during this time of bereavement by your family and friends and most of all the God of all comfort.
J Hodges
January 12, 2019
My deepest sympathies. May the God of all comfort strengthen the entire family during this time of sorrow. Always remember that God keeps in his memory those whom we lose because they are precious in his eyes. (Psalms 116:15)
Olimpia Lam
January 12, 2019
XThe world lost a true beacon of light when Bunny left us for loftier sites.
Chambers Randall
Friend
January 12, 2019
Grief can be so hard, but our special memories help us cope. Remembering you and your loved one today and always.
January 12, 2019
May God bless you and your family in this time of sorrow.
SA
January 12, 2019
My condolences to the Family. May our Heavenly Father confort you during this time of sorrow.
January 11, 2019
She was so kind,good by sweet heart,always Diane Holmes cain, from Garland nc
January 11, 2019
May Almighty God comfort your family at this time. His Word promises a time when there will be no more death.
Sharon B.
Neighbor
January 11, 2019
May the God of tender mercies and comfort soothe the hearts of the family of Bernice Sandler as you cherish her memories today, tomorrow and in the future.
JMS
January 11, 2019
My deepest sympathies for the loss of Bernice. May God give your family strength during these next couple of months. Psalms 105:4
Lucy M
January 11, 2019
Many, many have benefited from the landmark decision reached because of Bernices perseverance. May her family and many supporters find solace and comfort during this difficult time. Psalm 62:7-12.
January 11, 2019
I would like to express my deepest sympathies for the loss of your loved one, who will be remembered for her contribution to history. May you find comfort and help in God during this time of mourning.
January 11, 2019
Joan Walton
January 11, 2019
We thank Mrs Sandler for her contribution to equality to all. God has promised us that he will set things straight in due time. We look forward to seeing her in paradise. God love you.
Sally
January 11, 2019
Godspeed Bernice.
Sheila
January 10, 2019
Thank you, Bernice. Because of you, me and the rest of my sisters were able to play sports in school. It had a profound effect on all of our lives.
January 10, 2019
God Rest Your Soul, Bernice. You are a rareity among us. Thank you for your forsight.
Kim Spangler-Milliken
January 10, 2019
JUANITA
January 10, 2019
May the Almighty be with those affected by the passing of Ms. Sadler.
January 10, 2019
My deepest condolences to Bernice Relatives and friends. On her passing.
January 10, 2019
My sincere condolences to the family of Ms Bernice Sandler. She will be dearly missed. May God comfort your hearts each day with his tender compassion. Psalm 86:15
BW H
January 10, 2019
My deepest sympathy to her family and friends. She lived a long life and accomplished much and yet her life was still too short. She will be missed but not forgotten. - Malachi 3:16
K Watson
January 10, 2019
We send our condolences. (Eccl 3:2)
Kurt and Camille
January 10, 2019
May GOD bless her soul and may her spirit live on in each of us. She has done so much for equality and it should be taught in schools, because I didn't know who she was until now. GOD blessed us to have had her in our lives. Rest in Peace Ms. Sandler.
Debbie Richerson
January 10, 2019
My heartfelt condolences to the family and friends of Bernice Sandler. May you have comfort and hope, John 6:40 during this most difficult time. D. Hamilton
D Hamilton
January 10, 2019
weeks pass, and as you return to life's routine, may you continue to feel comforted by the love and support of family and friends. Proverbs 17:17: A true friend shows love at all times and is a brother who is born for times of distress.
January 10, 2019
Very sorry for the lost of your loved one May God the hearer of prayers comfort you during this difficult time and give you strength. 2 cor. 1:4
January 10, 2019
When someone we love falls asleep in death, we treasure the fond memories we have of them. May those cherished memories and God's promise at John 6:40 bring you a measure of comfort. Please accept my heart felt sympathy.
January 10, 2019
A selfless woman. Condolences to family and friends.
January 9, 2019
May God grant you strength and comfort in this difficult time. Heartfelt condolences.
January 9, 2019
Dear Debbie and Emily: I read your mom's obituary today with such sorrow for your loss. It also brought back such childhood memories. Not of who your mom became, but of my friends' mom who showed me I could be smart, strong, and proud of whatever path I chose to follow. She was the first woman I knew to get a PhD (most of my mom, her relatives, and her friends weren't able to go to college). She always encouraged you both to be anything you wanted to be. I absorbed that via osmosis. Your home was always a wonderful place to go to and hang out. I hope your memories of your mom are good ones, ones that will get you through this period of mourning. Love from a childhood friend.
Mindy Weiss Higgins
January 9, 2019
Joan Walton
January 9, 2019
May your hearts soon be filled with wonderful memories of joyful times together as you celebrate a life well lived.
mb
January 9, 2019
i went from PE "required" finger nail checks posture measuring and weight watching in middle school to basketball, field hockey, speed away, baseball,field hockey, archery, all because of Bernice!!!!!Thank you so much! Thank you for your years here on earth and your determination to make life better for so many of us!!
January 9, 2019
I worked for many years at AAC when PSEW was there and I have some fond memories of Bunny and her staff. I will be keeping her family in my prayers especially her daughters. I loss my Mom 2 years ago at almost age 99 so I know how you must be feeling. RIP Bunny as you were affectionately known.
Lenora (Lenny) Wilson
January 9, 2019
Grief can be so hard, but our special memories help us cope. Remembering you and your loved one today and always.
January 9, 2019
May God bless you and your family in this time of sorrow. When a person work has such an impact on others lives for the better, how rewarding for them and the people around them. My the memories and hope of Ms Sandler again bring you comfort.
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