Gary J. Sanders

  • "I too have many of the same fond memories growing up on..."
    - Cheryl (Brown) Lowe
  • "Katie , so sorry for your loss !! prayers for you and the..."
    - Wanda Lawyer
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    - Tammy Hoover
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SPRING GROVE Gary J. Sanders, 77, passed away on Tuesday, May 6, 2014, at his home. He was the loving husband of Katie M. (Luckenbaugh) Sanders. Together they shared over 59 years of marriage. Gary was born in Hanover, on December 12, 1936, and was the son of the late Curvin and Mary W. (Slagle) Sanders and the stepson of the late Elizabeth (Wolf) Sanders. He worked for Hanover Foods, Yazoo Mills, and retired from Shipley Energy in 2003. He was a member of Annunciation BVM Church in McSherrystown and a member of Hanover Home, New Oxford Social Club, and Western Maryland Historical Society. He had a passion for trains and model railroads. He also enjoyed playing music in a variety of bands, such as the Country Capers, but cherished the time he spent with his family, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren. In addition to his wife, Katie, he is survived by his sons, Blane M. Sanders and wife, Diane of Spring Grove, and Scott A. Sanders and wife, Susan of Spring Grove; his grandchildren, Justin Lebo, Tamera Phillips, Stephanie Dotzel, Meggie Sanders, Jessica Kendall, Emma Sanders, and Michael Sanders; and nine great-grandchildren. He was predeceased by his sister, Sonja Sanders, and stepsister, Trudy Eckenrode. A funeral service in celebration of his life will be held on Saturday at 12 p.m. at Irwin-Beck Funeral Home & Cremation Service Inc., 175 N Main St., Spring Grove, with the Rev. Lawrence W. Sherdel officiating. He will be laid to rest following the service at St. Peter Lischey's Cemetery in Spring Grove. A viewing will be held on Saturday from 10:30 a.m. to 12 p.m. at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, contributions in his memory may be made to the . 924 Colonial Ave., Suite N, York, PA 17403. Condolences may be shared at
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Irwin-Beck Funeral Home & Cremation Service, PC
175 N. Main Street Spring Grove, PA 17362
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Published in Evening Sun on May 8, 2014
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