Bruce David SAUNDERS
1936 - 2018
SAUNDERS, Bruce David October 5, 1936 - August 2, 2018 Born in Rochester, NY, to Lewis and Jessie Saunders, he is survived by his wife of 55 years, Carolyn; daughter, April (Ty Cordray); son, Andrew (Nicole); grandson, Roan; brother, Robert (Mary Ann) and nieces and nephews. Bruce was retired from the U.S. Air Force and served as a historian for the Army at Fort Huachuca, Washington D.C. and Heidelberg, Germany. He earned a PhD in history from the University of Texas and taught US history and government courses in Texas, Tennessee and Arizona. He played lacrosse as an undergraduate at Denison University and helped found the lacrosse club team at the University of Texas in Austin. He was a lacrosse referee for the league in Texas and a volunteer coach for teams in Heidelberg and here at the U of A. Since 2009, he was a proud volunteer docent at the Pima Air and Space Museum where he logged in 4000 hours of volunteer time. He enthusiastically shared his love and knowledge of military history with the many visitors to the museum. Donations may be made to the Pima Air and Space Museum in lieu of flowers. Services will be held Wednesday, August 22, 2018, 2:00 p.m. at the Unitarian Universalist Church of Tucson, 4831 E. 22nd St. 85711. Arrangements by ADAIR FUNERAL HOME, Dodge Chapel.

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Published by Arizona Daily Star on Aug. 19, 2018.
Unitarian Universalist Church of Tucson
4831 E. 22nd St., Tucson, Arizona
Funeral services provided by:
Adair Funeral Homes - Dodge Chapel
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Carolyn Saunders
August 14, 2019
September 28, 2018
We are saddened to learn of Bruce's passing. Our family had known him since he was a young teenager. He was a dear friend to all of us throughout his life. Our condolences to his family.
Bruce Cohen
September 13, 2018
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September 13, 2018
Steve Anders
August 26, 2018
My Condolences to the family and friends of Bruce Saunders. May you all find that your many memories will help you all to travel this difficult journey with the comfort of those special moments.
Kathleen Hueser
August 22, 2018
My thoughts and prayers are with you all. Wish I could be there. Love to all!
Amanda Cordray
August 21, 2018
My sincere condolences in the loss of your love one as you endure these difficult day please draw strength from the words found at Isa 40: 10 and 13
August 21, 2018
B.D. Saunders in one of the finest gentlemen I had the privilege to know in Tucson. I will miss you greatly, kind sir. Through your teaching, you touched many of us. Fly into God's welcoming arms, you are his to care for now.
John Gonzalez
August 20, 2018
With sympathy for your loss. May the God of tender mercies comfort the family at this time of grief.
August 20, 2018