Janice B. "Jan" Sanders
1937 - 2021
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Janice B. "Jan" Sanders
September 12, 1937 - February 17, 2021
Newburgh, NY
Janice B. "Jan" Sanders, 83 of Newburgh, New York, passed away peacefully February 17, 2021, in the Memory Care unit at Braemar Living in Middletown, New York after many years of living with Alzheimer's Disease.
She was born in Auburn, New York, the oldest of three daughters, to Coral "Jim" and Florence (Cottet) Bennett on September 12, 1937. She graduated from Union Springs High School in 1955 and SUNY Albany in 1959, with a BS in teaching. She returned to SUNY Albany and earned her MS in Business Education in 1972.
She married Lowell D. Sanders on June 20, 1959 in Auburn, New York. They had three children: Sherry, Donald, and Julie.
Janice taught for 25 years at Wallkill Senior High School and was the business department chairperson for many years. She gained great satisfaction in teaching her students the skills they needed to be successful in a business environment.
Janice attended and sang in the choir of the Gardnertown United Methodist Church, New York for 25 years. The family would like to thank the choir director, Carolyn Topliff, for supporting Janice's continued involvement in the choir, even as Alzheimer's symptoms became more pronounced.
She enjoyed spending time with her family, especially her granddaughters. She also enjoyed
traveling, birdwatching or "birding," gardening, sewing, completing intricate counted cross-stitch, and yearly camping trips to Rocky Neck State Park in Niantic, Connecticut.
She is survived by her husband of more than 61 years, Lowell Sanders; her children, Sherry and husband, Donald Singer of Barre, Vermont, Donald Sanders and partner, Joy Caver of Longview, Texas, Julie Sanders and fiancé, Robert Taylor of Fishkill, New York; four granddaughters: Katelyn and Eric Saint-Lo, Gretchen Singer and fiancé, Ian Thomas, Lauren Singer and partner, Michael Pope and Aubrey Rice; three great-grandchildren: Savannah, Maverick, and Lawton Saint-Lo; sister, Betsy and husband, David Gibbs of Saratoga Springs, New York; sister-in-law, Anne Sanders of Sarasota, Florida, brother-in-law and sister-in-law, Harold and Janice Sanders of Auburn, New York; as well as many nieces and nephews.
In addition to her parents, she is predeceased by her sister and brother-in-law, Arlene and Don Calhoun, and brother-in-law, Calvin Sanders.
A memorial service will be held at Gardnertown Methodist Church in the summer at a time when family and friends can gather. A private family burial will take place at Throopsville Rural Cemetery, Throop, New York at a later date.
In lieu of flowers, contributions in her memory may be made to the Alzheimer's Association, alz.org, or to the National Audubon Society, audubon.org
The Sanders family would like to thank the many caregivers and staff who showed Janice kindness, especially Linda at the Promenade in New Windsor, New York. Special thanks go out to staff of Braemar Living at Wallkill, especially Harold, Cathy, Brenda, Felicita, Maria, and Urlinda for their compassionate care.
Arrangements are in the care of Todd Morrill of White, Venuto, Morrill Funeral FCS, 188 N. Plank Rd., Newburgh, NY.

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Published in Times Herald-Record from Feb. 22 to Feb. 23, 2021.
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6 entries
March 2, 2021
Julie and family , I am so sorry to hear of your beloved Mother´s passing. My deepest sympathy . She sure was blessed with a beautiful family and I know she will also be a blessing In Heaven where she can sing in Gods choir forever. My thoughts and prayers are with you all. Sincerely, Nancy Freer
Nancy Freer
February 24, 2021
We would like to extend our sympathy to you and your family. As an avid bird watcher, we would exchange stories.
Merry and Phil Johansen
Coworker
February 23, 2021
She was a sweet lady with a great smile. I remember her fondly. RIP and prayers for her husband - sharing more than 61 years is no small feat, that is a lot of years of love. God bless and bring you peace, as well as all family and friends.
Lisa Lombardi (DeVos)
Student
February 23, 2021
Sending lots of love and hugs to the Sanders family.
You are all in my thoughts and prayers.
Lynn Masten Roy
Friend
February 23, 2021
May God bless you and your family in this time of sorrow.
Serena McDaniel
Student
February 23, 2021
Mr. Sanders and family, so sorry for your loss
Bill McCormack
Student
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