William H. Saunders
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AGE: 76 • Readington Twp.
William H. Saunders, age 76 years, of Readington Township, NJ (Whitehouse Station), died Tuesday, April 24, 2012, at his home. Born in Trenton, NJ, January 4, l936, son of the late George and Helen Hudnett Saunders, he had formerly resided in Flemington, NJ and in Bridgewater Township, NJ before moving to Whitehouse Station five years ago. Upon the death of his mother in 1938, he was raised by his maternal grandparents, Lambert and Edna Hudnett, for which he was very grateful. A 1953 graduate of Flemington High School, he was on the basketball team and baseball team and was manager of the football team. He served in the US Army 1954-1956 and was stationed in Korea. He was interested in history especially the Civil War and 1920's jazz. A graduate of Newark College of Engineering(now NJIT), with a degree in Mechanical Design, he formerly was associated with Wigton-Abbott; Research Cottrell; Wilputte; and Combustion Engineering in engineering, project management and as project manager.
Surviving are three sons, Stephen, Daniel and Christopher Saunders and two grandchildren. He was very appreciative of his many friends whose help allowed him to live independently in his later years with his companion cats, Reggie and Pepper.
Funeral services will be held Saturday at 10:30AM in the Holcombe-Fisher Funeral Home, 147 Main Street, Flemington, NJ, followed by interment in Cherryville Cemetery, Cherryville, NJ. Calling hours will be Friday 6:00-8:00PM. Memorial contributions may be made to Somerset Regional Animal Shelter, 100 Commons Way, Bridgewater, NJ 08807 or St. Hubert's Giralda Animal Welfare Center, 3201 Highway 22, North Branch, NJ 08876. For further information or to send an online condolence, please visit www.holcombefisher.com.
Published in Courier News on Apr. 25, 2012