• Barbara M. Chandler

    BARBARA M. CHANDLER
    December 9, 2020

    Barbara, M. Chandler, 83, passed away Wednesday Dec 9th in total agony, surrounded by no one, that is what COVID 19 does for the ones you love. Please, Wear a Mask, Wash your Hands, and Social Distance. Barbara was a native and life resident of Chittenango, NY. Barbara graduated from LeMoyne College where she earned her M.S. and C.A.S. Barbara started her teaching career in Peru, NY., where she learned to ski. While in the North Country she enjoyed ski trips to Montreal with several friends and students. Barbara retired after 30 years of dedicated service to the students, staff, and community as a foreign language teacher and department head from the Central Square Central School District. She took pleasure in traveling, bird watching, flower gardening, & later in life, photography. Barbara was preceded in death by her brother Gary. She is survived by her nephews Gary (Sharon) and Marty (Jenni). We would like to thank the staff at Loretto Nursing Home, Cunnningham, 5th floor for their care of Barbara. Graveside services for immediate family will be Wednesday December 16th at 11am in Oakwood Cemetery, Lake Street, Chittenango. Face coverings are required. Please consider contributions to Alzheimer’s Association, Central New York Chapter, 441 W. Kirkpatrick St., Syracuse NY 13204, in Barbara’s memory.

    G.F. ZIMMER F.H.

    CHITTENANGO 315-687-3366

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    I am very sorry to hear of your aunt's passing and the tragic circumstances of the ending. She was my high school French teacher and was one of my favorites ( although I'm sure I drove her crazy at times) She was tough but you could tell how much she loved teaching and wanted the best for her students - even if they had limited ability to grasp the language. My hope is that she had a small idea of the positive influence she had on me and countless others. May her memory be eternal.

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    The obituary for this lovely woman stopped me in my tracks. I can't get it out of my mind. I'm seeing post after post online about the impact she had on so many students - teaching French. I am terribly sorry for your loss. The message included in the first line of the obituary is strikingly to the point and if there is anything I can do to help you amplify it, please reach out. Michael Benny CNYCentral News 315-254-6921

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    Gary and Sharon our sincerest condolences to you and your family. We are so sad for you and all the others that have passed due to Covid, alone. My mom is also testing positive now at Crouse Community Center where I have only seen her once since March due to the virus. It is so sad for all of them. You guys are our thoughts and prayers.

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    My deepest sympathies and condolences to the family of Barbara Chandler. She was my French teacher for four years. I learned so much from her and have thought of her often throughout my own teaching career of over 38 years. She had a tremendous impact on my life and my future as a teacher. Ms. Chandler was truly a very gifted and passionate teacher. May your memories bring you some comfort during this very sad and difficult time . Please know in your heart, that your aunt touched many lives. I hope she knew how much she meant to so many of us.

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    What a loss for all of us. Miss Chandler was my teacher in High School and I admired her very much. She was an amazing teacher. I had her for French I and French II in the late 70's and early 80's. After graduation she became my mentor and friend. I visited her many times at her home in Chittenango. She was a wealth of knowledge and information for me as I grew into adulthood. We took several road trips together including a beautiful day trip to Sacketts harbor. We enjoyed brunch at Tin Pan Galley and visited some museums. The best part was sitting on a bench overlooking lake Ontario and talking. What a wonderful day that was. I will always remember that trip and what a wonderful companion I had with me that day. The last time I saw Miss Chandler was about 8eight years ago. She was still as sharp as she had been back when she was my teacher and still had that award-winning smile that I will always remember- just a bit of a down turn on one side- enough to let you see a little bit of sarcasm underneath. Miss Chandler, I love you so much. Bon voyage a ciel- Au revoir mon grand amie!

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