Robert J. Sanders, 87, of Stumptown Road, Lancaster, passed away at Lancaster General Hospital on June 24, 2019. He was the loving husband of the late Patricia E. Sanders who preceded him in death in 2012.

Born in Gettysburg, he was the son of the late Charles L. and Marian E. (Redding) Sanders.

After graduating from Gettysburg High School, he proudly served in the U.S. Navy during the Korean War.

In his spare time, he enjoyed spending time with his family and visiting friends and extended family in his home town of Gettysburg.

He is survived by his six children, Janice Hershey of Lancaster; Jean Sanders of York; Robert C. Sanders, husband of Lisa Sanders, of Lancaster; Kevin Sanders of Lancaster; Barry Sanders of Lancaster; and Karen (Sanders) Anuscavage, wife of John Anuscavage Jr., of Lititz. He is also survived by nine grandchildren, and five great-grandchildren. He was predeceased by his siblings, Jane Woodson, Clair “Bud” Sanders, C. Richard Sanders, and Mary Louise Hawbaker.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at St. Anthony’s of Padua Catholic Church, 501 E. Orange St., Lancaster, on Friday, June 28, 2019, at 10 a.m. Interment will be in St. Joseph New Catholic Cemetery, Lancaster. Relatives and friends may call at the church from 9 a.m. until the time of Mass.

Memorial contributions may be made in his memory to Hospice & Community Care, P.O. Box 4125, Lancaster, PA 17604.

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