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WARREN SANDERSON


1931 - 2016 Obituary Condolences
WARREN SANDERSON Obituary
SANDERSON, Warren Lately of Encinitas, CA, historian of art and architecture, and a loving husband, father, grandfather, uncle, and professor, transitioned to the next realm and will be returned on June 10, 2016 to lay beside his loving wife, Edith, who predeceased him in 2008. Graveside Services will be held at 1 p.m. Friday at Roxbury Lodge Cemetery, 776 Baker Street, West Roxbury, MA. Since his beloved Edith's passing, Warren lived in the San Diego, CA area near his daughter and son-in-law, Lisa J. Ritchie and Gary J. Ritchie. He continued to engage pleasantly with all those around him until the end, and loved being in educational, artistic, and musical settings. He is survived not only by Lisa and Gary, but also by his son, Douglas J. Sanderson, and daughter-in-law, Audrey Goldstein; three loving grandchildren, Daniel C. Haney, Scott M.G. Sanderson, and Phoebe H.G. Sanderson; his sister and brother-in-law, Arlene and Michael Lanes; and numerous nephews, nieces, cousins and their families. Warren's parents, Hyman and Gertrude Sanderson, and brother-in-law and sister-in-law George and Elsa Lamm, preceded him in death. An author, critic, and administrator of professional art and art history societies, Warren at heart was a Bostonian and an eternal fan of the Boston Red Sox and the Patriots. He earned his academic degrees at Boston University and the Institute of Fine Arts at New York University, where he earned his Ph.D. He taught art and architectural history at numerous universities, including Concordia University, Florida State University (including two stints at its Florence, Italy campus), University of Illinois at Chicago Circle, University of Notre Dame, "Buffalo State" (SUNY) and Boston University, as well as serving as a Visiting Scholar at Harvard University. He wrote and had published numerous scholarly books, articles, and book reviews. He helped coordinate and presented frequently in the annual meeting of the International Congress on Medieval Studies, an annual gathering of more than 3,000 scholars, and was a former President of AVISTA, an organization for the study of medieval technology, science and art. In lieu of flowers, donations in Warren's memory may be made to the American Jewish Joint Distribution Committee, www.jdc.org or to another . Stanetsky Memorial Chapels 617-232-9300 www.stanetsky.com
Published in The Boston Globe on June 9, 2016
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