Jerrell Lloyd Sanders of North East, Md., 89, died peacefully on Feb. 13, 2014 at Union Hospital in Elkton, Md. He was born Nov. 26, 1924, in Hopewell, Va., to the late Daisy and Lloyd Sanders of Colonial Heights, Va. He lived in Petersburg, Va., with his family until 1971.
Jerry is survived by: his daughter, Riki Sanders Stone and husband, Dennis of Richmond, Va.; son, J. Lloyd Sanders Jr. and wife, Virginia of Rising Sun, Md.; four grandchildren, Sunni Neal Ystrǿm of Copenhagen, Denmark, Katherine Stone Kapinos and Robert Keith Stone, both of Richmond, Va., Christopher Lloyd Stone of Fort Bragg, N.C.; five great-grandchildren; brother-in-law, Edwin C. Granley of Springfield, Va.; and niece, Sara Granley Becker and family of McLean, Va.
He was preceded in death by: his wife of 59 years, Lila Kinsey Sanders; and sister, Norma Sanders Granley of Alexandria, Va.
Jerry attended The University of Virginia, Caltech, Virginia Commonwealth University and obtained a master's from the University of Richmond. He was a 41-year employee of the Defense Department and retired as a lieutenant commander from the Naval Reserves.
Always civic-minded, Jerry was actively involved in community organizations. He was a member of the Jaycees and Lions Club in Petersburg, Va.; the Rotary Club
of Elkton, Md.; and served on the Board of Social Services of Cecil County. During retirement, Jerry enjoyed local politics, reading, card playing and woodworking. In 2010, he moved to Oxford, Pa., residing at Ware Presbyterian Retirement Village.
Visitation for family and friends will be held on Saturday, Feb. 22, 2014, at Crouch Funeral Home, Pa., 127 S. Main St., North East, Md. Visitation will be from 1 to 2 p.m. with memorial service immediately thereafter.
In lieu of flowers, the family has requested donations to Cecil County Department of Social Services Help Center, 135 E. High St., Elkton, MD 21921. For condolences, visit www.crouchfuneralhome.com