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Dr. Paul Kandler

November 30, 1939 ~ November 29, 2018 (age 78)

Our dear friend, husband, father and grandfather, Paul Kandler died peacefully at his home in Carmel on Thursday November 29th an hour before his 79th birthday. The family appreciates the loving care of the Hospice of the Central Coast during his last days.
Paul was born in New York City where he attended The Hunter College Elementary School. After his family moved to Hartsdale he graduated from White Plains High School. Next came an undergraduate degree from The Johns Hopkins University. In 1965 he graduated as an M.D. from The University of Maryland Medical School. While there he met his future wife Kathie, a student nurse.
Paul's 10 year naval career included an internship at Great Lakes Naval Training Center in Chicago, during which time he and Kathie married. The Navy sent them to California, beginning their life long love of the state, where their daughter Kirsten was born.
In later years Kirsten often joined them on their many adventure travels. Ultimately they set foot on all 7 continents. Paul documented all of their trips, and most of Kirsten's life, with his fantastic photography.
After his naval service Paul moved the family to Carmel, CA and established his 25 year practice of Ophthalmology, from which he retired in 2001.
Paul thoroughly enjoyed his retirement. An excellent athlete, he continued to play tennis at The Beach Club and golf with his regular group, the Kandler Fleecers. He was a valued board member of The Stillwater Yacht Club and served as Commodore. He lunched with The Stillwater Club and the ROMEOs, and enjoyed poker with his monthly group. And he shared his excellent photography with everyone.
Paul is survived by his wife of 52 years, Kathie, their daughter Kirsten, son-in-law Mike, and grandchildren Devin, Zachary and Maximus. Also by his brother Richard and wife Jane, daughter Carol and son Rick.
A private memorial service is planned for after the first of the year. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests any donations be directed to Meals on Wheels of the Monterey Peninsula, 700 Jewell, Pacific Grove, CA 93950

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