WALTER G. SANDERS
1935 - 2021
BORN
1935
DIED
2021
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Walter G. Sanders died at home on June 2, 2021. The son of Viola Rumer Sanders and Walter G. Sanders, Sr., Walter was born and grew up in Belleville, Illinois. He double majored in Art and English Literature, earning his B.A. degree from Washington University in St. Louis, Missouri. He received his M.A. in English from the University of Wisconsin-Madison.
Walter first taught English at Valparaiso University in Indiana. He was a Professor Emeritus of Mansfield University where he taught English for 37 years and retired as a department chair, much loved and respected by his faculty for his kindness, wisdom and support. Walter was also a widely published essayist and fiction writer.
Walter married Lynn Miller in 1970, and the couple celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary in 2020.
A lover of dogs, Walter and Lynn shared their home at various times with Dryden (a Brittany Spaniel), Blake (a Golden Retriever), and Fielding (a Burnese Mountain Dog).
Walter is survived by his beloved wife Lynn, as well as sisters and brothers-in-law Lois and Ronald Points of Virginia, Mary and Edward Ellis of South Carolina and Mary Karen Miller of Florida. He is also survived by nieces and nephews that he enjoyed keeping up with, Karla and Dieter Ambos of Missouri, Laurie and Michael Boswell and daughter Elizabeth of Illinois, Christina and Jon Snyder and daughters Jocelyn and Alexis of North Carolina, Tom and Beth Veath and sons Blake and Grant of Missouri, Eric and Roli Points and their children Ria and Shrey of Virginia, Mark and Michelle Points and daughters Elisabeth, Natalie, Daphne and Colleen of Virginia and Adam and Ying Points and daughter Veronica of Vietnam.
His arrangements have been entrusted to the Tussey-Mosher Funeral Home, 139 Main Street, Wellsboro. Those who wish to remember Walter are asked to be kind to someone.
Published by The Wellsboro Gazette from Jun. 5 to Jun. 12, 2021.
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Virginia and I extend our deepest sympathy to Lynn and all his family. Walter and I came to Mansfield about the same time. It was a time of expansion in the Liberal Arts. Walter was a great addition to the English Department. For the next 37 years, Walter’s opinions were always listened to; whether in the Faculty Senate or the Faculty Union. From personal experience, I can say that I often sought Walter’s advice. Walter was a kind and good person and the community will miss him
George Mullen
Coworker
June 17, 2021
Joan and I extend our sympathy. Mansfield University was fortunate to have Walter as a member of the faculty. He was a dedicated teacher and a good person.
Rod Kelchner
Friend
June 8, 2021
We loved you Uncle Walter!❤
Beth Kamp Veath
Family
June 8, 2021
Walt was a classmate of mine in the Class of '53 at BTHS, Belleville, Il.
I remember him well...a soft spoken and soft smile kind of guy. He was the editor of our Bellevinois Yearbook...most probably a sign of things to come in his future years. RIP Walt.
Jan Gedda
Classmate
June 6, 2021
I remember Walter from his time at MU, and I would see him occasionally at the post office after his retirement. He had a wonderful dry wit and was a compassionate person.
Nanci Werner-Burke
Coworker
June 5, 2021
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