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Thomas MacPherson Saunders

St. Augustine - Thomas MacPherson Saunders, 88, St. Augustine, passed away January 6, 2018 at the Bailey Family Center for Caring. He was born in Spring Lake, NJ, son of the late Albert and Clara (nee Smock) Saunders and has resided here in St. Augustine since 1993, moving here from Eatontown, NJ. He was a veteran of the U.S. Navy, having served during the Korean Conflict. He served aboard the U.S.S. Shangri La and the U.S.S. Antietam. Tom was retired as Vice-President from Marine View Savings and Loan in Atlantic Highlands, NJ. He was a member of the Lions Club in New Jersey and after moving to St. Augustine became an active member of the SeaGate Community.

He was a volunteer for the St. Johns County R.S.V.P. organization. He loved his family, birds, traveling, Frank Sinatra, big bands, and tracking weather.

A celebration of his life will be held 2:00 p.m. Saturday Jan. 20, 2018 at St. Johns Family Funeral Home. A visitation, beginning at 1:00 p.m., will precede the services.

Flowers are gratefully declined and those wishing may make a contribution in his memory to the St. Johns Audubon Society, 300 San Marco Ave., St. Augustine, FL 32084.

Tom is survived by his wife of 66 years, Mary A. Saunders; son, David T. Saunders, both of St. Augustine; two daughters, Susan A. Saunders, R.I., Elizabeth S. Searl, CT; grandchildren, Kevin S. McKeag, CO, Darby E. and Casey R. Searl, both of CT.

He was preceded in death by an infant son, John Jeffrey Saunders.

St. John's Family Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Published in Asbury Park Press on Jan. 14, 2018
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