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George R. Sanderson

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SANDERSON George R. Sanderson, age 61, of Columbus, Ohio, passed away on Wednesday, November 18, 2009, after a lengthy battle with liver cancer, cirrhosis of the liver and AIDS. George was born in Indianapolis on November 6, 1948 to Marlo E. Sanderson and Mary M. Sanderson (both deceased). George's brother, Michael E. Sanderson (Maxine); sisters, Nancy Gerlach and Patty Ewer (Seabie); and many nieces and nephews survive him. George's partner, Dwight W. Hina died in 1996. The Hina family, mother, Myra (deceased); father, Roy; son, Derek (Terri); daughter, Darlene Mayberry (Brian) thought of George as a family member. The vital love and support of the Sandersons and Hinas encouraged George's positive outlook and survival for many years. He attended North Central High School and graduated in 1967, afterwards he attended Ball State University graduating in 1973 with a Bachelor of Architecture. For a period of six years, George worked with a variety of Indiana firms. In 1979, George joined the Columbus architectural office of NBBJ. He retired on disability in 1992, they enjoyed many vacations and cruises after retirement. George and Dwight enjoyed the company of friends and family for the rest of their lives. It is with the love and care of these friends that George lived so long and well. No more so than Gary Schott, Jeffrey Goodwin and Richard Pinter. Also note the assistance of Mike Page, Ronald Betz, Michael Kibbey, Karl Krompholc, Chuck Belding, Larry Payne, Dave Schneider, Steve Lawton, Doug Shepeard, John Spang and Ned Cullom, Keith Gochnour and Vince Thompson. Many thanks go to the nurses, aides and social workers at HomeReach Hospice and Project Open Hand. Each organization can use donations, in lieu of flowers. However, flowers are welcome. Friends may call Friday from 2-7 p.m. at the NOVAK FUNERAL HOME, 4476 North High St. (two blocks north of Henderson Rd.), 268-8811, where his Memorial Service will be at 7 p.m. His celebration of life and burial will be at a later date. On line condolences to: www.novakfuneralhome.com.
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