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DR. DONALD HOWARD SANDERS


1929 - 2014 | Obituary Condolences
DR.  DONALD HOWARD SANDERS Obituary
DR. DONALD HOWARD SANDERS ALAMO - Dr. Donald Howard Sanders, 84, of Alamo passed away on April 24, 2014 at his residence at Alamo Country Club. Don was born May 21, 1929, in Ravenna, OH, son of the late Charles Howard and Mabel (Cummings) Sanders. Growing up he attended schools in Ravenna, OH; Edinburg, TX; McAllen, TX; and Zephyrhills, FL. When his family moved to Tampa, FL, Don graduated from Hillsboro High School in 1947. He served in the Army during the Korean War from 1951 to 1953. Moving to San Antonio, he attended two colleges to receive his diploma from The Texas Chiropractic College. He resided in El Paso, TX; Pascagoula, MS; and Phoenix, AZ before moving to McAllen, TX area in 1984, setting up practice on 10th and Tamarack then to 29th and Bus 83, retiring at the end of 2009. Don played trumpet for 20 years in the McAllen Town Band, RGV Concert Band and the Winter Texan Orchestra. He loved music and could play many different instruments. For years he was a regular at the RV park dances. He was preceded in death by his parents; one brother, Eugene Lee Sanders; and one son, Roy Howard Sanders. He is survived by two sisters, Marjorie A. Cafferty and Naomi J. (Fred) Sisk, both in Zephyrhills, FL; sons, Val Sanders and Dwight Sanders, both of Phoenix, AZ; daughter, Eileen M. (James) Martens of Avondale, AZ. He has one granddaughter and one great grandson in Florida along with many nieces and nephews and Marka J. Wolfe, his best friend. His body will be cremated then inurned at the Rio Grande Valley State Veterans Cemetery in Mission. Arrangements are under the direction of Kreidler Funeral Home, Inc. in McAllen. The family suggests that friends make memorial contributions to Comfort House (617 Dallas, McAllen, TX 78501). Kreidlerfuneralhome.com Sign the guest book at www.themonitor.com/obituaries
Published in The Monitor on May 8, 2014
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