Stephan Leigh Saunders Sr.
1949 - 2021
BORN
1949
DIED
2021
SAUNDERS, Mr. Stephan Leigh Sr., We remember Stephan as a Renaissance man: artist, teacher, veteran, poet, musician, luthier, piano technician, Richmond native, friend and family patriarch. We tragically lost Stephan, 71, to the coronavirus on February 8, 2021. He is survived by the love of his life, Mary Alice Shaker; three siblings, five children, nine grandchildren, four great-grandchildren, three daughters-in-law and four cats. The family will hold a private ceremony in Maymont to honor his life. We expect Stephan to be listening nearby, without a doubt, playing the guitar.
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Published by Richmond Times-Dispatch on Feb. 28, 2021.
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I'm heartbroken. Stephan was a great friend. My sincerest condolences to his family and friends. The world is less for Stephan's passing. Godspeed
Guy Sharpless
March 9, 2021
He will be greatly missed. A true friend and "brother" from City Point.
Rick Jones
Friend
March 2, 2021
Veronica MacDonald
March 2, 2021
Only gone for a moment. We will see you again.
Veronica MacDonald
March 2, 2021
Gregory Kenley
Friend
March 1, 2021
Gregory Kenley
Friend
March 1, 2021
Gregory Kenley
Friend
March 1, 2021
I have a decade of experience with Stephan helping us solve problems. Meet Stephan at his "office" which was always a morning coffee shop. He will be missed.
Gregory Kenley
Friend
March 1, 2021
Your family will forever miss you!
Karen Saunders
March 1, 2021
Many prayers to the family! Keep your head up Stephan & Aaron!
Amber Mills
February 28, 2021