Philmon (Phil) Cortez Sanders was born October 18th, 1948 in East Chicago, Indiana. Born to the late Rufus Sanders and Inetta Sanders. Philmon (Phil) entered into eternal peace on February 24, 2018. All the Angels surrounded him, calmed him of any fears and he soared into heaven. Phil retired from Inland Steel after 41 years. He was a loving husband and father. He was preceded in death by his wife of 35 years Harriet (Net) Arnett Sanders, brother Bernard, daughter Philisa and son Arthur. Phil was adored by his sister Brenda Samuels of Gary Indiana, his children Edris (Larry) of Humble TX, Rosalind of Merrillville IN, Troy (Isabel) of Aurora CO, Monica of Valparaiso, IN and Juneus (Aiesha) of Indianapolis, IN, grandchildren, and a host of family and friends. A celebration of life for Philmon Cortez Sanders is Saturday, March 3, 2018 at 2:00 p.m. with wake from 9 a.m. to 1:00 p.m., family hour from 1 to 2:00 p.m. All services at the Guy & Allen Chapel, 2959 W. 11th Ave. Gary, IN. Interment Fern Oaks Cemetery. POPS WE WILL ALWAYS LOVE YOU!